MORE DETAILS ABOUT EACH STEP:
1. Contact me
Provide the following information in your message if you can:
– the size of the painting
– attach your favorite pictures of the subject. The more the better. Eye level pictures are preferred for portraits
– If you need the painting by a certain deadline (e.g. birthday, wedding, anniversary, etc.), please let me know.
2. Submit the first payment
Submit 50% of the total price after the idea, size and price have been confirmed. Let me know what payment option works best for you (for example PayPal, Venmo, Check, Chase Quick Pay, cash etc.)
3. Work in progress
Once the first payment has been made, Kate will start working on the sketches. Up to 5 sketches are included in the price. Sketches are an especially important part of the process if the client wants to incorporate several pictures into one painting (e.g. two siblings together in a painting from separate photographs).
After the final sketch (optional) has been approved, the work on the painting starts. A mixed media/ oil painting is usually completed within 2-7 weeks, depending on the complexity and the size of the artwork.
4. Final approval and payment
As soon as the painting is complete, Kate will email pictures of the painting to the client. Let Kate know if you would like to make any minor corrections! After you’re 100% satisfied, complete the final payment – the remaining 50% + shipping if needed.
The mural custom painting has a very similar process. Feel free to contact Kate if you have any questions.