What to Expect When Commissioning a Piece of Art

Finally, Beach Day © 2017, Pam Baumeister

Finally, Beach Day © 2017, Pam Baumeister

So, you think you would like to have a piece of original art on your wall. A piece of original art that features your precious son or daughter would be the perfect way to remember how much you love them. You don't have to know a lot about art to get a piece created for you. I've outlined my process in creating a one-of-a-kind, exclusive commission. So here’s what you can generally expect:

  • Once you express your interest in a commissioned piece of art, I will set up design session with you. The design session may be at my home studio, a site visit to your home, or via video chat or phone, depending on location

  • During the design session, you will share your intentions for the painting and we will determine the key design parameters for your custom piece of art including ideal size (I have three sizes I recommend, but can do custom sizes too), subject, colors, and price

  • Once there is a clear expectation on what you would like, you will sign the commission agreement and send a 50% deposit (credit/debit card) and any subject reference materials agreed upon to me. Photos of anticipated placement site in your home or office are helpful

  • I will recommend a rough layout of the composition for your review and approval

  • I create the painting for you. At this point, the deposit is non-refundable

  • Once the painting is close to finished, I will send you a photo of the painting via email or text for your approval

  • Balance due is sent payable via online invoice to me

  • Your painting will be shipped or delivered to you depending on location

  • If at any time you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me