Have you ever hired a personal trainer or a personal chef? If you have, you know that they completely tailor their services to you. Whether they push you through a tough workout hitting all your trouble spots or they whip up a sumptuous farm-to-table meal with all your favorite ingredients, these services are meant to give you just what you need.
A commissioned painting is something that lasts a lot longer than the results from your personal training sessions or that great meal your personal chef just served up. Commissioned paintings last for generations and are handed down as a family treasure. But, how much does it cost to commission a painting?
The cost to commission a painting depends on several factors including, but not limited to:
Medium (watercolor, sculpture, oil, acrylic, pencil, etc.)
Demand for the artist - how many commissions they take
Timeline for completion - a rush job will usually cost more
I am an artist for hire who recreates special moments in watercolor, from photos that my clients bring to me. Usually, those moments have special meaning to them and they want to elevate the photo to something even more meaningful for themselves or as a gift for someone else.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Artist to Paint for You?
I create original watercolors and have been taking commissions for a few years, although I’ve been painting for more than 20 years. My commissioned painting prices are reflective of both the medium and my demand. I offer three sizes of original personalized watercolors. My unframed commission painting prices start at:
I also offer a watercolor sketch for people who want to get the first experience with commissioning a painting or who might have a limited budget. If you’re looking to get a unique, personalized gift or a small remembrance to go in a small space my commissioned painting price for a watercolor sketch is:
Other Artists Who Take Commissions
Several of my artist friends also take commissions. Take a look at these wonderful artists:
Laurel Greenfield - paints nostalgic food art in colorful acrylic paint
Marina Bosetti - creates beautiful custom art tiles for interiors in a crisp art deco style
Louisa McCabe - paints travel scenes and still lifes in watercolor, often accented with pen
Commission painting or art prices vary from artist to artist. You can usually find an artist near you by searching online or talking to friends.
Want to know how to commission an artist, click on those words and read more about how it works.
Ready to get started with your own personalized watercolor? Select the size that best suits you and we’ll get started. If you have any other questions, reach out for a free discovery call. I’m happy to help!