Commissions (prices and information)
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Art Commissions


Would you like me to paint/draw your beloved pet or favourite animal?

 

This is how it works in 7 steps:

 

(1) Photographs - I use reference photographs for my artwork and so I need you to send me some suitable images. I prefer a range of photographs as this enables me to get to know your pet and his/her character! The clearer the photo the better, because this helps me to zoom in and to capture as much detail as possible. If you think your photographs are not good enough or your pet has sadly passed away, just send me the materials you do have as I may be able to combine a few photos to get the best result. It can be difficult to take photographs of a pet but I list some helpful photo tips below.

  

If you want me to paint one of your favourite animals and you do not have a suitable reference photo then please let me know as I have access to many animal photo databases and am affiliated with wildlife photographers all of who can give me access to some stunning photographs.

 

(2) Size & Price - please decide on what size you want the painting to be. Other sizes are also possible and I can always advise if necessary.

 

Please have a look at the price indications below. The larger the size the more detail I can incorporate into the painting and that is why I do not offer art work smaller than A4 size.

 

 

€250 / £225 : Small                 08 x 11’’ (21 x 29 cm, A4)

€275 / £250 : Standard           10 x 12’’ (25 x 30 cm)

€300 / £275 : Square                 12 x 12’’ (30 x 30 cm)     

€350 / £315  : Medium              12 x 16’’ (30 x 42 cm, A3)

€400 / £360 : Large                 14 x 19’’ (35 x 48 cm)


(3) Time-line – this we can discuss because it may be that you wish to have a commission done before a certain date.

 

(4) Contact me - Once you have your photos please contact me through e-mail or message me on Facebook or Instagram. Let me know your wishes and we can discuss time lines and choose the reference photos.


(5) Deposit – Once we have agreed the above, and to confirm your commission, a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total price is required (to cover time and art materials). For payments I accept PayPal or bank transfer.

 

(6) The art process - I will be sure to update you via email, or another method if you so choose, and we can review the work and its progress. I will send you a photo of the final artwork and when you are happy with it you can transfer the rest of the payment. The painting will be shipped to you as soon as the final payment has been received.

 

(7) Shipping - Artwork within the UK/Netherlands can be posted for a cost of around €10/£9. Shipping outside of the UK/Netherlands can vary depending on the destination and also the size of the portrait. All portraits are safely packaged to prevent bending or smudging and are shipped with insurance.




Gift voucher - Are you looking for an ideal gift for a special person in your life? You can also buy a gift voucher.


Photo-tips:


If you find it hard to take photographs from your pet, perhaps these photography tips might help:


  • Photos taken by daylight (and without flash) capture the most accurate colours. Photos taken inside but near a window, or outside (better in the shade) give the best light conditions for this purpose.
  • Photos taken at eye level to your pet are generally the best for paintings (photos taken from above or below can distort the proportions which won't always look good in a portrait)
  • Make sure that you can clearly see the eyes!
  • Try to zoom into your photographs and check if you can see the fur texture and other fine details


I look forward to drawing your beautiful pets!


Marijke Nita Fine Art


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