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Gauging interest - Commission a painting

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
So this is a test to see both what I can do and if this is something people might be interested in.

My BA is in fine arts with an emphasis in painting, but I have not produced any art in over a year. It's what I truly want to do, but because money makes the world go round, I'm in grad school for business.

Anyway, if someone would like to commission a painting ( pretty much anything, although I'd prefer to do a portrait), I'd be willing to give it a shot.

How it would work:
You send me a picture and explain any specifics you might want (or if you want something abstract, describe what you'd like).
I paint the piece and send you a photo via email to see if you approve (no photoshop, standard house lighting).
If you like and want the piece, then you pay for it and I ship (it will be taken off stretcher bars and sent in a tube - different method could be arranged).

I will be working with oils and using heavy linen canvas.


For right now, I will only be accepting one person to test the waters (if one person even wants to take a chance). Let me know if you'd like to try it, first come first serve.
post #2 of 7
Rough idea of price sought? Perhaps based on "per hour" or on canvas size?
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Guinea pig #1 has been found. We'll see how this turns out.

I'm be looking at $200+ based on size.

A "small" size would be around 20"x30". Large could be 4'x6' (yes, in feet). "Per hour" will always be far far far below minimum wage.


See old work here: http://www.ycarabas.com/home.html#
And yes, "current works" was never completed as I became too busy at the gallery I was at.
post #4 of 7
I know you haven't done any art in over a year, but perhaps posting a pic of your previous work might help people get a feel for your style and abilities?
post #5 of 7
I would like to see some of your previous work as well. Depending on your style, this is something I might be interested in for the future. Let us resuscitate patronage together! EDIT: Found some works on the webpage. Did you do both the staircase pictures and the byzantine-esque icons? Because they're very divergent in style. I'd be interested in seeing one of your portraits.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Digging through my website archives and found some stuff. I've done so many paintings and most of them have since been ruined, painted over or thrown out.

Anyway:


Some sand dunes from Saudi Arabia


Stylized portrait of my mother (used a picture from when she was younger).


A self portrait, too bad I don't have the original picture for comparison.

And an etching of a greek dancer: http://ycarabas.com/dancer2.html
post #7 of 7
cool website brother
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