How much will it cost to commission an artwork?
Commissioned pieces are priced based on the size, medium, and complexity of the piece, and the artist’s sales history. Commissioned artworks will be more than comparable pieces in the artist’s portfolio [in terms of size and medium]. This is due to the fact that the artist must spend time to consult with you about the project, create any necessary preliminary sketches, and take time away from their normal art practice to create your commission.
Will I have an idea of what the piece will look like prior to completion?
There are no surprises and the invoice spells out the details very clearly.
How long does it take to commission an artwork?
The time varies, depending on the size, the details of the piece, and YaniPaints’ own schedule. Typically you should count on 2 – 6 weeks for completion, however it may be longer depending on the YaniPaints’ schedule.
Will the YaniPaints work from my photograph?
In most cases – yes, however YaniPaints may determine her own reference material for the creative design of any commissioned work. For pieces larger than 36×48”, you will have the opportunity to approve sketches and the direction of the final artwork. In some cases, where possible, the artist may conduct an in person photo shoot.
Will YaniPaints duplicate an existing piece of their portfolio?
Yes to some extent, however YaniPaints desires to maintain the integrity of the unique quality of each original piece she creates. When dealing with original artworks there are NEVER exact duplicates, however an artist may mirror the concept, colors and subject matter in a similar artwork.
May I visit with the artist to meet and discuss ideas?
No, however you may schedule a 15 minute video call to discuss the ideas by emailing email@example.com.