Commissioning a Custom Portrait:
Something about a painted portrait or any subject matter tells you that someone is loved enough that a much time and investment was made in remembering them forever in a beautiful way. A painting is different from a photograph with the texture, color palette and brushstrokes that just say “heirloom.”
You can commission Colleen to paint a subject matter as a vase of flowers, a landscape, or a portrait of a loved one and even a family pet. Using photographs you supply or the photos Colleen takes during a session, she will create a custom personal piece of artwork through her choice of brush strokes, colors, composition and texture.
You may either send a high-resolution digital image by e-mail or contact her for further information. All photographs that belong to the client will be returned unharmed upon completion. Providing more than one image is extremely helpful and gives the artist the opportunity to study the subject from many different perspectives. There is no need to be troubled with a background that is less than desirable. She has the ability to create a painting with incredible results by eliminating anything that is distracting to the client’s wishes. All photos are kept in strict confidence, and are for my use only in creating the final painting. No photos can or will be displayed or published without written consent of the person whose image is in the photograph.
A highly skilled and tedious process begins with the basic design and composition. Colleen makes a series of quick sketches and once she is satisfied with an overall image, the painting starts to evolve. With supple blending of colors and rich textures, she achieves an original hand-painted work of art. The gallery wrapped canvas has a 3/4" or 1-1/2" stretcher bar frame. Please allow at least three to four weeks for completion. The portrait is not complete until client approves a final proof that will be emailed to them. We are in a revolutionary period in art that it will forever be changed because of what we’re doing now. Colleen interprets her subject in a way that only she would interpret it, still genuine and real.
Terms and Conditions:
All work is 100% guaranteed. Within 10 days of the arrival of the paintings, please let Colleen know if the piece does not meet your expectations. The client agrees that all reference work provided to the artist for the completion of the commissioned portrait is free and clear of all copyrights. I do not accept any images that are copyrighted without express written permission for the copyright owner. If the image is a professional portrait, please contact the photographer for a written copyright release. The client agrees that they will be responsible for any legal actions taken by others for use of photo material that is not free and clear of all copyrights.
Artwork is commissioned for personal by the client use only and may not be used for financial gain. In addition, Colleen retains full reproduction copyright on all her artwork whether commissioned or not. Artwork and images may not be used or reproduced without my written permission and is legally copyrighted.
You may pay by using Visa, Mastercard using Pay Pal. Please contact Colleen at colleen@ColleenTaylorArtist.com.
Each portrait takes an enormous amount of work. Due to the amount of work involved in creating your portrait, a 50% deposit is required. This deposit is non-refundable after the portrait is reasonably advanced. The balance of the payment is due when the client has approved a final proof of the finished portrait.
As soon as I receive the final payment for your artwork, it will be shipped to you. All artwork will be well packaged to prevent any damage to it during transit. Artwork will be insured against loss or damage during transit and you will be provided with a tracking number for your parcel.