Commissions

So you’d like to commission a painting?

Hooray! I’ll need about 8 of the best, sharpest photos of an animal or landscape. (More is even better if you have them.)

NEW! If you would like to commission a wild animal or landscape painting, I have uploaded my best shots here on Flickr. Let me know what size and which reference photo you would like me to paint from at lwolfartist@gmail.com.

Things to keep in mind when photographing your pet:

  •  I recommend taking your shots outside on an overcast day or beside a window.
  • Animal eye contact is a big plus. It really helps me to see that individual’s unique personality.
  • Sometimes it helps to get hunkered down to the pet's height instead of aiming down at them.
  • Make sure your pet or subject isn’t lit from behind- that takes away a lot of the important details.
  • iPhone photos are just fine. You don’t need to use a fancy camera.
  • Send me the full size photos at lwolfartist@gmail.com.
  • In the email, specify the size you would like, and I will estimate turnaround time.
  • December is always too busy for me to take on commissions, so if you intend to give the painting as a holiday gift, please consider reaching me in the summer while I'm not teaching full time.

These are my rates for smaller single animal* commissions, which are easily shipped throughout the United States:

8x8” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . $120                  9x12” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . $150

8x10” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140                  12x12”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $180

10x10” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $160                  11x14”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $190

 * For each additional animal in the composition, please add $30. Two animals take me twice the time and effort.         

These are my rates for larger commissions, which can be delivered in person if you are able to meet me within an hour's drive of Ellicott City, MD. Sorry, I can't ship these sizes.

12x16" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $220               20x20". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$310

10x20" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $240               18x24". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$330

12x24" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$260               24x24". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $360

 16x20" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$270               24x30". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $410

                            

Here you can look at some examples of past commissions juxtaposed with the reference photos I used to paint them: