Commissioning original art is a rewarding experience – you are excited about what the outcome will be – the artist is excited by the challenge of creating what you want. This can only work when the artist captures and exceeds your vision.
The website is not just about art – why not use it to help me create that unique birthday present or retirement gift? I’ve got original paintings still for sale – they’re clearly marked with prices, or I can supply prints from any of the images displayed.
For commissions I’ve thousands of images of cars and motoring scenes – a snapshot from you to highlight any unique extras and to clarify the colour is a great start – but I’ll probably ask more questions than you will!
A snapshot of a local scene may do – or I can take my own references.
Remember, I can paint away the dents and rust spots in your favourite car – or transform your local scene into a romantic winter snow scene or an inspirational blossoming Spring.
Cars can be on their own, with a scene backdrop or in front of your house or racing around a track.
Once the subject matter and the price for your commission are agreed, I’ll collect the reference material together and work up a pencil sketch for client approval. Over this I’ll apply large basic colour washes – then I’ll build up the detail with a combination of watercolour and gouache colour. Hard edges will then be drawn in to give shape and form. Finally highlights are added to give sparkle and depth. All my work is supplied on Rough Not Watercolour Art board.
Frame choice and mount colour is up to you – but square cut, contemporary light ash frames with Old English mounts and clear glass work best. At extra cost is the amazing new clear and non-reflective clarity glass.
I tend to work in mounted popular frame sizes of – 7″x5″,10″x8″, A4,15″x12″,30x20cm,40x30cm,50x40cm though not much bigger.
Framed ready to hang 40x30cm commissions start from £100, 50x40cm from £150 depending on complexity.
A deposit of 20% is required to cover frame and material costs – the balance due upon receipt of your painting.
Please allow up to 21 days for delivery of prints and up to 28 days for original artwork – this will be quoted at time of commission.