How to order and what to know when you ordering a custom artwork
The idea: Why order a portrait?
Really, why order artwork in the era of digital photos everyone can make? Funny, but this question is already an answer - an artwork, a portrait, is something very unique. It makes an unexpected, vibrant, memorable, and most welcome gift for anyone, yet it is very personal. It is hand-painted, it is unique and of the most stunning style.
First step: Where to start?
There are a few pleasant and easy steps to take before I can start making artwork for you.
First, I recommend you to browse my gallery so you can see and choose a style. Vibrant and bold, soft and romantic, abstract or even a fusion of styles - it's your call.
The next step is to prepare a photo, or several, of a person(s) you want to be painted. They do not necessarily have to be exactly the same angle as on the desired portrait, but the closer - the better.
And that concludes the preparations! Contact me if you haven't already and we will discuss all the details: style, poses, maybe some extra objects you wish to be there, price, and canvas size. Once everything is settled, I start painting.
Step two: What's next?
Now, the most interesting part begins - the creation. While I paint an artwork, which takes about a week, I can, if you wish, send you pictures of a canvas "in process" from time to time.
That's up to you, some people like to follow the emergence of artwork while others prefer to be surprised by the result straight away.
Once artwork is ready, there's a waiting period to withstand before it is ready to be sent to you. That is because the paint has to dry and then a protective varnish should be applied - both are very important processes and they cannot be sped up. It ensures artwork is protected from dust, moisture, and UV rays and will please your eyes for many, many years to come.
This gives a small tip: please, plan well ahead, this will allow me to prepare for creating.
Step three: And when it's done?
Ok, the painting is ready to be sent to you! To make sure it reaches you safe and sound I pack it very carefully and the package is sent to you by courier service right to your doorstep. We can arrange delivery to your local framer or I can send the artwork "ready to hang".
So, if this is what you were looking for - let's start the process!