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Want an Atelier Vero painting that is custom-made just for you? I can do it!

I can create commissioned artwork on wood.

 

All fees are based on the finished size of the painting. Please contact Veronique Godbout at info@ateliervero.com for fees. Tax and shipping/delivery is not included.

 

The policy is to receive a 50% deposit, payable with Paypal, Visa, or Mastercard before starting a commission, with the balance due upon delivery of the completed artwork. I will be happy to keep you informed of the progress of the painting by emailed images. Once started, I can generally have the artwork completed in 3-4 weeks, depending on my schedule. As soon as all criteria have been decided on (size, subject matter, etc.) I will send you rough conceptual sketches of what you have outlined in the criteria, along with a letter of confirmation. I am happy to work with paint chips, fabric samples, and your personal input. I can always be reached with any questions or concerns that may come up.

To commission, or not to commission?

There are different reasons why you might want to ask for a commission, instead of purchasing a painting "off the wall." You may have fond memories of a certain locale and wish the artist to work from photos you have taken. From an interior designer's point of view, you may need specific colors or motifs within the painting to work within a room you are creating.

When you approach an artist, it is wise to have a clear idea of what you are looking for so you can describe to the artist what you like. On the other hand, an artist will usually create better when he has the freedom to do what he thinks is best for the painting. So how do you get what you want and still let the artist create? The most important thing is to communicate with the artist about any specific considerations you have. Also, you will get the best results if you want a painting in the style that the artist is currently working in. It has taken the artist many years (20-30 years, or more!) to refine and develop a painting style, and this is what he is best at. You wouldn't approach a watercolorist and ask for an oil painting, just as you wouldn't ask a realist painter to make you a loose impressionist piece. 

The creative process. Its a collaboration.

The first step is to go through my portfolio and select your favorite paintings.  Choose pieces that you think would look great in your room, in terms of color and subject matter.  Let me know what draws you to these images, and let me know any elements that you would like to see represented in your painting, such as "birds with quirky expressions," "sailboat on the water," "silhouetted faces," etc.  The next step is to send me photos of your room, including pictures of any fabrics, rugs, and accents in the room.  I will use these references to create my color palette for the painting.

Now I have everything I need to begin painting.  I start by mixing my colors based on my reference photos, and I create an original composition based on photos I have.  I start by creating a small colored sketch, to make sure my colors and composition will work well in the room.  Then I am ready to work on the larger painting.

Price List.

The first step is to go through my portfolio and select your favorite paintings.  Choose pieces that you think would look great in your room, in terms of color and subject matter.  Let me know what draws you to these images, and let me know any elements that you would like to see represented in your painting, such as "birds with quirky expressions," "sailboat on the water," "silhouetted faces," etc.  The next step is to send me photos of your room, including pictures of any fabrics, rugs, and accents in the room.  I will use these references to create my color palette for the painting.

Now I have everything I need to begin painting.  I start by mixing my colors based on my reference photos, and I create an original composition based on photos I have.  I start by creating a small colored sketch, to make sure my colors and composition will work well in the room.  Then I am ready to work on the larger painting.

COMMISSION PRICES

ACRYLIC AND INK PAINTING ON WOOD PANEL.

12 X 12 INCHES : $300

24 X 24 INCHES : $580

(OUTDOOR POLYURETHANE VARNISH: ADD $30)

For an original artwork, I charge $9.5 per linear inch. If the painting is 24×24, which is 48 linear inches, the price will be $ (Yx48).

For a commission artwork, I add 30%.

Framing can be arranged at cost rate through local framer. Local pickup - delivery on request (Rhode Island, USA).

Contract and terms. 

I like to sign a contract with my client before starting a commissioned work.  I ask for a 50% deposit upfront, with the remainder due when the client has the painting in their home and it is everything they hoped it would be. A photograph of the painting is emailed when the painting is completed, and the client can usually tell right away if they like it or not, although the final test is seeing the painting on the wall. If the client doesn't like the painting for any reason, I will give the commission another attempt, after understanding what they like or dislike about the first painting. However, with enough communication upfront about your expectations, the painting should turn out right the first time.

Helpful tips

- Go through the artist's portfolio or website, and point out which paintings you like or don't like, and what you like or don't like about each.

- Consider a "triptych" or a "diptych" for your home, a painting that continues across two or three separate images, giving the art a unique, exciting look. I have even successfully added side panels to paintings that had already been purchased, to give them greater width and add an interesting twist.

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