The Commission Process

Size

First thing is to decide the best size canvas for your custom project. At this time I am only accepting commissions 30" x 30" and larger. If you are unsure about a customized size for your space, I’m happy to help you decide!

Inspiration

It can help for me to see your space.  This can be done via zoom or facetime, photos photos or in person (if local), to get a feel for the surrounding atmosphere (wall color, fabric swatches, light, overall mood, etc.)

I work with you to gather inspiration - It is helpful to know what particular paintings/style of mine you favor, any photographs/landscapes/locations you would like me to work from, Pinterest boards, color palettes, etc. The more insight, the better!

Sketch

Process for Oil:

I start with a few watercolor sketch options for your piece, to give you an idea of what I had in mind and make sure we are on the same page.  

Process for Watercolor:

We will sit and brainstorm ideas for colors.

Once I have your approval, the oil painting begins.  At this point, I typically allow for 10-12 week for completion of each piece (and slightly longer during the holiday season.)

Pricing

My prices for commissioned pieces start at about $1200, and run about 15% more than ready-to-ship paintings.  This is to account for the time spent putting together a cohesive piece that meets all of your wishes.  I ask for a 50% deposit to begin, with the remaining balance, plus shipping, due once your painting is complete.

To get started, email Lauren at lauren@laurenjohnsonstudio.com to set up a phone or zoom conversation.

 

Serious inqueries only!

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