Artwork commissions for portraits and landscape oil paintings
Kirsten is a professional and experienced commission artist who captures the inner life of her portrait subjects. She takes great care in perfecting all the important details to create an authentic likeness that family and loved ones will recognise and cherish.
Kirsten works with commission clients from all over Australia. Her simple commission process and excellent communication means that clients can have confidence in the look and feel of the final outcome. To achieve this, Kirsten takes care to regularly update clients with images showing how their commission is progressing from beginning to end.
Here’s how the commission process works
Step 1 – a conversation The process for commission paintings begins with a conversation with the artist. Kirsten will guide you through the steps of establishing the artwork basics such as image content, size, cost and time frames.
Step 2 – creative development When we enter the development stage, a 50% starting fee gets the creative ball rolling. To develop a visual for the finished piece, Kirsten uses your inspiration together with her professional photography and Photoshop skills to create up to 3 digital mock ups. Once you are happy with the plan, the studio work begins.
Step 3 – artwork in progress During the painting process, Kirsten regularly photographs and emails images of the artwork in progress and seeks feedback.
Step 4 – the finished artwork When the painting has reached completion, Kirsten will email you a high resolution image and seek your approval for the finished work. Once approved, the remaining 50% will be due. Upon payment, Kirsten will prepare the painting for freight or collection.
Oil on canvas paintings are prepared by the artist using a medium weight cotton duck canvas stretched over kiln-dried, non-warping 30x70mm stretcher bar. Finished paintings are unframed and painted around the edges of the stretcher so they may be hung attractively without the need for framing. Original paintings are signed on the front and back by the artist.
EFT, cash, cheque and credit card payment are accepted. Please note that credit cards payments incur a 2.5% surcharge. Cheques will need to be cleared before artworks are released.
Make an enquiry
Click here to send Kirsten an email or contact the studio directly on 0432 839 779