Commission a Painting

How to Commission a Painting


There are 2 options for producing a painting. You can supply your own photographs for me to use as reference, or I can visit in person, to make my own studies of the commission in question.

You don't need to know exactly what you want before enquiring - I am always open to discss ideas and options.
Email me or call +00 353 (0) 87 2249 200.

Using
YOUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHY
as the basis for a painting

Whether you have some photos already, or intend to take some pictures especially for the painting, I can use your imagery to compose a well-balanced and attractive painting.

  • As long as your photos are clear and sharp, and of a reasonable size, I will be able to work with them.
  • It doesn't usually matter if you have busy or unattractive backgrounds, or other aspects of your photo that you don't like. The actual painting can have any background, change of colours, or even compose several images from different photos into one painting.
  • Essentially, there are many options for how I might make the most of your photos - I'm always happy to discuss ideas without any obligation.
  • When you have sent me the photo(s) (by email or post), along with any instructions / ideas, I can then appraise them to make sure they are suitable quality / size etc.
  • In order to make a start on the painting, I will need to take a 50% deposit of the total cost.

 

A PERSONAL VISIT
by Kelly Hood to study your Subject,
in preparation for a painting

It is always my preference to visit a subject in person. This enables me to get a really good appreciation for all the finer points and character of your Subject.

  • It is always my preference to visit a subject in person. This enables me to get a really good appreciation for all the finer points and character of your Subject.
  • Back in the studio, I will then refine the composition and content of the intended painting, and email you a visual for the approximate look of the finished painting, for your approval.
  • When the painting is complete, I will email a copy of the painting to you for your approval. Should any adjustments be necessary, these would be implemented and re-proofed afresh.
  • After initial discussions by phone / email, I will quote you either a fixed price or estimated price, dependent upon whether your requirements are clear at that point.
  • In order to make a start on the painting, I will need to take a 50% deposit of the total cost.