Warm greetings friend. Just as we moved into our northern California home, life as we know it took a 180 degree turn. Like you, we shelter in place until the time comes to reemerge. The arrival of covid19 has changed everything as we know it. Individually and collectively, we hold uncertainty as to how this transition into birthing new patterns will unfold. This instability is filled with many emotions... curiosity, despair, wonder, anger, hope, grief, fear, Love.
May we honor ALL our feelings as they arise with tender acceptance and compassion.
see some of Mara's commissions below....
You will receive full/exclusive rights to your commissioned image AND the original painting.
My customary charge is $55 per hour.
I ask for an initial down payment of $333 and equal installments at the completion of each phase.
Prior to beginning the painting, we would together co-create a simple contract, clearly stating all aspects of our agreement. The contract would include a timeline.
minimum 12 x 12 in. (approximate size) to maximum 24 x 24 in. (approximate size)
acrylic painting on canvas
20 to 50 hours total (hours required depend on the size and complexity of the image)
cost range $1100 to $2750
1. VISION and DREAM (apprx 7 -10 hours)
Discuss & share ideas via email and phone, and possibly in-person.
Several rough, small 'thumbnail' sketches to be developed as our exploration continues. (I email these to you).
(if needed) Research various detail imagery to be used in the painting (ex: specific foods, trees, plants, symbols, etc.).
2. FINAL DRAWING and COLOR PALETTE (apprx 5 -10 hours)
Choose one thumbnail sketch and create the final 'to size' drawing (email you small copy for approval).
Decide upon colors (email you color samples for approval).
3. PAINT (apprx 5 to 25 hours)
Create the finished painting
Varnish the painting (for protection)
4. SCAN and SEND (apprx 3 - 5 hours)
OPTIONAL -I bring painting to be professionally scanned (a separate cost - apprx $30 to $60 depending on image size). This high quality digital scan will be what your graphic designer works with for all printing of images - website / brochures / T-Shirts/ etc.
You may choose to create the scan yourself, though I like to create one before the painting is shipped... just in case something happens in route!
Pack and ship painting. (shipping charges extra - I always ship safely and as reasonably as possible). Also possible for client to pick up their painting from my home or to meet in Eugene.