How to Commission a Custom Painting!
ORIGINAL ARTWORK COMMISSIONS AND PRICES: Cynthie will be happy to work with you in designing a custom painting for your collection! Due to her extensive biological studies, she is well-qualified to depict some of the lesser-
known and more exotic species of birds and mammals, as well as all of the popular wildlife subjects, and of course, pets!
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Paintings of pets and horses are always a challenge, but I'm happy to work with my clients to make
sure you get as good a likeness as possible. The more reference I can get the better, and meeting
the pet always helpful! Please give me a call to discuss what's required to create the best
portrait! Prices may change with regards to background elements requested.
Click Image For Related Information TROPHY COMMISSIONS: Since I've traveled the world hunting, I am quite qualified to depict any trophy anywhere. I have my
own reference for many habitats, and I can create a unique piece of art that features your personal
trophy. I work in acrylic, oils, scratchboard, bronze and pencil.
Click Image For Related Information ELEPHANT EAR COMMISSIONS:
Make sure you bring your elephant ears home from your safari, and I can depict your own personal
trophies or the big five or whatever might strike your fancy. Call and ask for a quote.
GETTING STARTED ON YOUR PERSONAL PAINTING:
Usually the first step is to decide on the size and price that fits your house and budget. Prices are determined by multiplying the length and width of the hardboard panel to obtain the size in square inches, and multiplying that figure by 12. Some examples are listed here:
9 x 12 = $1300,
16 x 20 = $3840,
22 x 30 = $7900.
The prices are subject to alteration, depending on complexity and subject matter.
Once you've decided on a size and price, a 50% deposit is required before painting begins; you will also receive a detailed sketch of the painting for your approval. Completion time varies widely; a formal contract details all the terms of each commission.
OTHER INFORMATION REGARDING COMMISSIONS: The artist retains the copyright to all paintings. If your painting is selected to be reproduced as a limited edition print, you will be notified, and will receive complimentary prints. Cynthie is also happy to produce a very personal painting of your trophy big game animal on request, and can assist you in publishing your own special edition if requested. Call and ask for details; Cynthie will need additional reference from your hunting trip to truly bring your animal back to life in paint.
Here is an example of landscape reference provided by a lucky desert sheep hunter.
You can never take too many photos of your trophy animal; feel free to call Cynthie and get some advice and tips on what she'll need to create a good painting of your personal animal. It helps to take lots of close-ups from several angles; even photos of the mount are helpful.
All commissioned paintings come with custom framing, ready to hang.
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Here's the finished product!
If arranging for a one-of-a-kind original acrylic painting is something you'd like to know more about, please feel free to give me a call: (406)375-1445...you can also email me at email@example.com
. I occasionally do artwork on a trade or barter basis...call for details!