The Custom Art Process

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The noblest art is that of making others happy.
— P.T. Barnum

The following steps are described in detail so there are no surprises in this process.  I want you to know exactly what to expect.  Part of making you feel special is to create a seamless experience from beginning to delivery and even beyond when your family and friends rave about that perfect custom watercolor art piece that is hanging in your home.

inquiry

Before you fill out the inquiry form, head on over to my ABOUT page to learn a little more about me.  Then check out my PORTFOLIO page to see some of my past designs.  If you’re still interested, then take the next step & follow the link at the bottom of this page to fill out the inquiry form so I can learn more about you and your desired custom art piece.   


Consultation

At this point I’ve had a chance to look over the inquiry form you filled out an the next step is a one-on-one consultation.  We can either continue to communicate through email if that is what you are most comfortable with, but I highly recommend setting up a time to talk with me either on the phone or through Skype.  We will discuss everything from colors, to size, to subject, to where you are planning to display your art, to the style of your home or the type of person you are gifting this art piece to.


Estimate, deposit, Contract

After I take some time to go over our consultation notes, you will receive a rough pencil sketch of my initial design idea for your custom art piece along with the proposed pricing based on the information collected from the inquiry form & our consultation.  

Once you have approved the design and proposal, I will send you a personalized contract which will state the non-refundable deposit amount due in order to secure your spot on my calendar.  Sign the contract, pay the deposit, & let me know what revisions need to be made to the initial sketch.

I'm excited for the next step!


design & create

This step is what I live and breath for!  Now it's time for me to do what I do best and pick up my paintbrush to create.  You get one round of sketch revisions with your base price.  Each additional round of revisions is $30.

design revision & approval

You will receive a digital color design of the initial rough pencil sketch that you received with your estimate that reflects the changes that you wanted me to make.  After I receive your approval, I will start the physical painting.

view the final piece

I will email you a picture of your completed art piece.  Once you pay the balance that is due, I will prepare it for shipping.  


shipping

The shipping method is dependent on the size and paper weight of your piece.  This will have been determined and spelled out in your contract.