When to consider a commission: Do you have a favourite place in mind that you’d like to see in a painting? What about an existing painting of mine that moves you, maybe you’d like a different size or shape for a special place in your home? Or a painting that is no longer available? Or a giclee you like, but prefer an original?
I love commissions. I find them very special to work on. I think about the unique things you have mentioned you like while I am painting. It is a fun way for me to share my style and message, and spurs me to try some things a little different sometimes, and I like to do it. Normally I prefer to work from my own references, visiting the site if it is your special place…but I can also refer to your photos.
The value is the same as any original, no extra. I don’t normally ask for a deposit. It will be unique and original in itself. Give me a call or email me. Some examples:
Afternoon at the Lake. The winning bidder at the Lake Clear Conservancy Auction commissioned the view out from their cottage. I love this one and so does the new owner.
Pond Colours. The original was sold, and I was able to return to the same location to paint this commission en plein air.
Sec Lake Shore. The client saw this image in 2014 and it stayed in her mind for seven years until she asked about it. It was sold. I went back to paint this one just for her.
The Wild Madawaska at the Palmer Rapids. A special collector knew just what they wanted and I enjoyed doing another large canvas of this, a favourite place on the Madawaska River.
Meet Me Here. After seeing the giclee of this painting, the client asked for a larger oil. I thoroughly enjoyed it, including giving more attention to the rocky foreground.
Black Water, Red Maple
Maple in the Wind
Black Water, Red Maple: The first painting was created and sold. A commissioned piece was done later.
Maple in the Wind was a studio study following a trip to Grand Lake. Maple in the Wind II was commissioned very shortly after the first one sold.
Thinking of You | Dreaming of You
Thinking of You – the first painting, an unusual conceptual work I did, developed on a popular painting of mine looking out over Lake Clear.
Dreaming of You – the commission the same year, the clients saw Thinking of You already sold in my show.
Oh – the Cottage Life!
Shown are commissions based on the client’s conceptual idea or the original painting.