Murray Earl PhillipsAFC, M.A. M.Div. Painting the western wilderness
Commissions are priced by size and require a $500.00 deposit once the details (subject, details, size, etc.) are determined. Usually I will send photos of the painting during the painting process for ongoing evaluation and approval. Once completed and approved the balance is due. If for some reason the painting is unsuitable no additional funds are required and the $500 deposit may be used as part of the purchase price for any other art the artist has for sale. The deposit is not refunded.
As an artist I prefer extensive communication initially to clearly determine the exact nature of the commission. Often I will produce some rough sketches or small paintings for evaluation.
I enjoy doing commissions and always have several on the go at any time. I determine the price of a commission by size and it is no more expensive than the price I would normally charge for a painting (many artists charge more for commissions than noncommissioned work as if often represents more work.