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Private Commissions: Process Breakdown

Interested in commissioning a painting for your personal collection to hang in your home and bring you inspiration every day? In talking with many people at conventions I have found that a lot of people are interested in commissioning art, but have never actually worked with an artist before and are not familiar with the process or what to expect. So, in this article I walk you through the process for an actual private commission I completed to give you a better idea of how it works and what you have to look forward to. My main goal throughout the entire commission process is to make sure you (my client) are excited about the process and completely satisfied with the final painting.

Interestingly enough this is the same process I use for much of my professional client work save a few differences due to working with an individual instead of a larger company with its own policies and process.

So, let’s get into it!