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Commissions and Pricing

Thanks for your interest in my work

For starters, commissions can be requested in a number of formats and media. They can be portraits (humans or pets), murals, 3-D canvases (ECT3D), traditional landscapes/seascapes and even special interest works such as book illustrations and caricatures. Pricing for these requests, however, may range widely depending on size, media, complexity, and timeline so it’s always best to contact us directly to confirm.

That being said, let’s cut to the chase with the main question asked of an artist doing commissions…

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

To which, I’ve tried to simplify by asking in return…

HOW MUCH ARE YOU LOOKING TO SPEND?

I’ve grouped some of the most common requests, materials and sizes into price brackets for easy reference. This doesn’t mean I can’t or won’t do other types and sizes of commissions that aren’t listed here, it’s just to help the customer quickly decide what’s best for their particular situation and interests. Again, you can always call us directly to discuss specifics of your requests and gather more info on pricing.

Here’s what you can get for each price bracket:

 

STANDARD PORTRAIT
1 FIGURE ONLY (HEAD/BUST)
$125
INCLUDES MATTING AND FRAMING - SHIPPING IS EXTRA
Matting and glass not applicable for oil and acrylic paintings
Monochromatic (Graphite / Conte / Charcoal)
Up to 16 x 20
Pastel Painting
Up to 11 x 14
STANDARD PORTRAIT
1 FIGURE ONLY (HEAD/BUST)
$275
INCLUDES MATTING AND FRAMING - SHIPPING IS EXTRA
Matting and glass not applicable for oil and acrylic paintings
Oil or Acrylic Painting
Up to 11 x 14
Pastel Painting
16 x 20
Monochromatic (Graphite / Conte / Charcoal)
24 x 36
STANDARD PORTRAIT
1-2 FIGURES (HEAD/BUST)
$375
INCLUDES MATTING AND FRAMING - SHIPPING IS EXTRA
Matting and glass not applicable for oil and acrylic paintings
Oil or Acrylic Painting
16 x 20
Pastel Painting
18 x 24
Monochromatic (Graphite / Conte / Charcoal)
36 x 48
STANDARD PORTRAIT
Up to 3 FIGURES (HEAD/BUST)
$475
INCLUDES MATTING AND FRAMING - SHIPPING IS EXTRA
Matting and glass not applicable for oil and acrylic paintings
Oil or Acrylic Painting
18 x 24
Pastel Painting
24 x 36

 

SPECIAL NOTES

  • Completion and delivery times vary, based on current work in process. I can give an approximate ETA but please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
  • The artist will always choose best frame (and matting, when applicable) for each portrait.
  • Portraits will be developed from photographs and/or life studies and will be determined during consultation with the client.
  • A standard deposit of 50% is required before work begins for materials, prep work, etc.
  • Portraits can be of humans or pets.

 

ALL PORTRAITS ARE SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.

If you are unhappy with any work, there will be no charge for the customer and the artist will keep the work.

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Framing

Protect your final artwork

Framing your artwork is an important final step in the commissioned artwork process and yet very often taken for granted. Some individuals will spend hundreds of dollars on a well loved work, then not spend the addition time or effort to properly protect it against the environment and ravages of time. This is a mistake that won’t be noticed for years but will certainly leave a distressed impression on the work and it’s owner. And it is also the main reason I include free framing and finishing in my orders, whenever possible.

In addition to being an artist, I also worked as a custom framer for a number of years which allowed me to hone vital skills in the frame shop. Aside from being one of the coolest jobs ever, it taught me the delicate art of cutting and joining frames, developing cohesive color palettes, mat cutting and final backing and I did so for individual clients as well as professional organizations and museums. These techniques allow me to protect and preserve your work as well as designing an accompaniment to showcase your art perfectly.

 

Framed Image of Portrait of a LegendAs seen in “Portrait of A Legend”, this work has a renaissance style, solid wood frame with gold accents. The frame was chosen because of it’s heavy caliber and ornate edging, which compliment the patterns within the portrait itself. It showcases a double matte with white inlay and a custom plaque opening, cut to fit. Other than the engraving, all work and assembly was done in house by Shawn Bailey Art.

 

Take your art home with you, not to a local craft store for additional labor and expenses. With our commissions, you not only get the completed piece of art, but it will be properly finished, protected and ready to hang. This makes for essentially, a one-stop-shopping experience in the art buying process. When you commission a work from Shawn Bailey Art, you will get a final product that’s ready to join your home and family and will last for years to come.

For more details on getting these options for your commissioned artwork, please contact us directly. Special pricing and discounts are often available. And thanks again for your interest in my art!

 

 

Plaque Detail of Portrait of a Legend

 

The above framed portrait was commissioned for Duane Bailey, a former professional wrestling legend. To view more information, photos, or history on the wrestler, click here for his official website.

Contact

Reach out with any questions, comments, or to commission artwork. All inquiries welcome.



DON’T FORGET THE DETAILS

When commissioning artwork, be sure to include any special requirements in your message for us.
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