Commissions Process

 

Commissions are a great way to add a personal touch to a painting.  Due to calendar constraints, Aimee only accepts a few commissions a year.  

PROCESS

1.  To get started, send us an email to aimeesmithstudios@gmail.com letting us know you're interested.

2.  Next, we'll schedule a meeting (in person or zoom) to discuss your ideas and preferences.

3.  Keep your eye on your email a few days after the meeting for your commission packet.  This includes your contract, quote and timeline.

4.  Once the deposit is paid, the painting gets started!  Depending on the canvas size, details, and commission calendar, this can take a few weeks to a few months.  All the better reason to get started as soon as you're ready.

5.  You'll be sent a final photo of the painting when its finished for your approval.  Then, the painting is set aside to dry, and then shipped to its new home with a certificate of authenticity.  Options for prints to give as gifts is also an add on option.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much are commissions?

Each commission is carefully crafted with high quality stretched canvas and handmade oil paints to create an heirloom that will last generations.  Each step is planned with your input along the way, customized specifically for you.  Due to the bespoke nature of commissions, the price is slightly higher than a painting that is already finished.

To get a estimate quote, email us at aimeesmithstudios@gmail.com

 

How long do commissions take?

Each painting has many variables that can affect how long it can take to finish.  I also have a few collections on the schedule each year that can take priority.  After reviewing details of your painting and discussing what you have in mind, you'll be provided with a estimated completion and delivery date.  A rush process can also be requested for special dates (hello, birthdays!).  Generally, each painting can take a few weeks for typical sizes to a few months for custom or larger sizes.

 

What kind of commissions do you do?

Over the years, I've painted a variety of subjects ranging from wedding gifts and portraits to still lifes and landscapes.  Now, I love painting with oil paints based in a traditional approach with methods used during the Renaissance by the Old Masters.  Currently, my style is based in realism with an occasional impressionistic influence.  Occasionally, a commission project may not be the best fit for my style.  If that's the case, I'll recommend a few artist friends who may be better suited!