Commission an Artwork
A custom artwork is such a special keepsake - it's a wonderful way to capture memories and to mark special occasions. Vickie will work with you to create something wonderful and truly unique.
If you have a few ideas, feel free to send Vickie a message at firstname.lastname@example.org about the subject matter, approximate size of the artwork and the date you'd like the artwork to be delivered by. If there are examples of her work that you love and really speak to you please let her know. This will provide a clearer idea of the artistic style/ vibe you are after and is really helpful (but not necessary).
Example commission requests and additional information about the creative process can be found below.
Here are a few things to consider when commissioning an artwork.
I create artworks on 2 types of substrates - watercolour paper or stretched canvas.
The paper option is available in 2 different painting styles - watercolour (transparent colour with ink line) or gouache (opaque colour). They are painted on thick archival 300gsm watercolour paper. This option will require framing.
The canvas option is painted with artist quality acrylics on stretched thick-edge canvases. The work will be varnished and finished with a hanging wire at the back and is ready-to-hang (no framing required).
Painting on Paper - gouache or watercolour paint:
A5 (14.8cm x 21cm) - $200 AUD (+postage)
A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) - $370 AUD (+postage)
A3 (29.7cm x 42cm) - $550 AUD (+postage)
Painting on Canvas - acrylic paint:
Prices for stretched canvas paintings start from $350 AUD (+postage). Includes final varnish and is ready to hang with a hanging cord at the back. A few available size options:
8x10" (20.3cm x 25.4cm x 3.8cm deep)
10x12" (25.4cm x 30.5cm x 3.8cm deep)
16x20" (40.6cm x 50.8cm x 3.8cm deep)
20x24" (50.8cm x 60.9cm x 3.8cm deep)
12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm x 3.8cm deep)
20x20" (50.8 x 50.8 cm x 3.8cm deep)
24x24" (60.9 x 60.9 cm x 3.8cm deep)
I will be painting your artwork using one of your photos for reference. Please ensure this photo is clear (not blurry) and with good lighting (not too dark so the colours are as true as possible). Additional photos from multiple angles of the subject can be really helpful. If there are any special features or colours you'd like included in the artwork please ask!
Once we've discussed the details and what you're after, I usually start with a rough pencil sketch to work out the composition and send this through for your comments and tick of approval. Once the sketch layout is finalised we begin the painting process. Throughout the process I keep you updated with progress photos. The artwork will be shipped out to you once you are completely happy with your painting!
If you have a date you would like the artwork by please let me know and I'll do my best to make sure you receive it in time. Completion of the artwork does depend on the size and material of your painting - so I've listed a rough guide below - the times listed are assuming my availability (I'm only one person after all!) and that all details have been finalised and are for the painting part of the process.
Painting on Paper - about 2 weeks plus shipping time (for A4 size)
Painting on Canvas - about 4-5 weeks plus shipping time (for 16x20" size - this includes drying time for the paint and varnish which takes 2 weeks)
Wedding Bouquet Painting
A beautiful way to preserve your wedding flowers and special memories. A bespoke flower painting perfect for any special occasion - weddings, anniversaries, birthday gifts or just because it's your favourite flower!
House Portrait Paintings
Capture the beauty of your family home with a custom house painting. It makes a great gift to celebrate new homes, childhood homes, or as a house warming gift!
Do you have special holiday photos or favourite travel locations you'd like painted? I can capture these memories with a bespoke landscape painting for you or as a gift for someone special!