Art Commissions Now Open
I receive requests for custom hand-crafted house portraits from across the state of Michigan and have now finally opened up my schedule to allow for such commissioned work.
With each commissioned home portrait my goal is to capture all those unique details and special memories that are imbued into each home, thereby including the warmth and personality of the home into my work of art. It would be hard to find a more original one-of-a kind gift idea.
And please don’t rule out your home because it is hard to see or there are obstacles. I don’t let these stand in my way in depicting the best view of any home.
I am also accepting commissions for portraits of boats, because dangit, it's Michigan and we've got a lot of special boats.
How it Works
First I start with a good set of photos. Then it is a matter of going through them and selecting the best one to use as the main photo. I will of course use each available photo for reference, but having the right main photo is vital. It should be at an angle that compliments the house and shows it’s architectural features. It also helps that it is free from obstacles and blockages, but this is not always possible.
We will determine if your house portrait will have a vertical, horizontal, or square format based on the selected main photo, as well as your personal preference. We will also discuss the preferred color palette, though this can usually be adjusted later.
After the main photo is selected, "final" level illustration begins. A 50% deposit is required at this time.
Please allow 3-4 weeks for completion.
Portraits of homes range from $350 - $750, depending on complexity. This will be determined after reviewing the photos of your home, as well as deciding if any special elements will be included in the portrait, such as people, pets, or vehicles. You may also choose to have typographic elements included, such as your name or the name of your cottage.
Included in the price of your portrait:
Up to four prints of your home portrait at one of the following sizes: 8"x10", 11"x14", 12"x12", 16"x20", or 16"x16"
A set of 10 greeting cards of your home portrait
Larger sized prints and extra greeting cards can be purchased for an additional fee.
A 50% deposit is required to begin work on your portrait, with the remaining 50% due upon completion.
Payments can be made by check or a Square Invoice sent to your email.
At this time I am I am limiting the number of commissions I take on to 10 per year.
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