Dragonfly Art Commisions
Walls clothed in beauty.
When communicating with the client it is crucial to discuss desired budget, color palette and the scale of the space and/or what size artwork would complement desired space and location. I encourage the client to share images and photographs that may assist in composition and design aesthetics of commissioned works, communication via internet is very effective. This is the fun part of the process, “Freely expressing and Brainstorming”. Clients often send photos of the room, furniture and wall color and desired painting location. I provide the client with pantone color swatches that will be incorporated in the artwork, mat board & frame that will complement the client’s décor. These Photos and color palette are combined to help the client visualize the artwork in their home or business.
Once the 50% commissioned deposit is agreed upon and contract is signed by both parties. The contract includes a description of the commission’s composition, subject, palette, size, materials, framing, the price, terms, and due date. Both the client and artist sign and date the contract, each retaining a copy.
A Sample of finishing details is discussed. Wood samples and archival mat board options are provided to the client via e-mail or products are delivered via postal mail. Once the finishing touches are selected, an estimated final commissioned total is provided to client.
Once 50% commission price is secured, the drawing process begins!
A compositional drawing is provided once the concept and size are determined for the commission; this portion on the process can be reviewed via e-mail or in person. This process is drawn to scale of actual painting.
At this stage of the process, changes can be requested; updated versions & updated drawing is completed for review. Once the drawing and design process is finalized. The magic begins to happen!
The layering and color application and painting processes are shared with the client only in the early stages of the project.
Although each step of the painting process is documented by the artist, communication is limited until commissioned process is completed and the client is pleasantly surprised with the finished process. Once the final painting is delivered and all transactions are completed, all steps are shared with client as a story book or visual documentation of the process.
This is the portion of the process where the client selects the frame moulding style and color from the artist list of moulding inventory or from affiliate framing company Larson Juhl’s inventory list. Larson Juhl is a premier professional framing company. They are familiar with supplying a vast variety of custom moulding and archival art framing supplies nationwide. Dragonfly Studio Creations has worked with Larson Juhl for more than 10 years to supply corporate and custom commissioned artwork to clients. All pastel and watercolor framed custom artwork comes with museum grade AV, non -glare glass.
Arrangements are made between artist and client to personally deliver the commission to a client’s home or business if located in Texas. Installation arrangement can be discussed prior to delivery if requested.
If shipping is required, arrangements are made through Fed-Ex. Fed-Ex specializes in packaging, crating, and shipping fine art paintings and Dragonfly Studio Creations has worked with this business for over 15yrs.
The above described artwork is one of two commissioned pastel painting, sized 60″ x 36″ (3 paintings) that we delivered and installed for a couple’s home in Texas. Their dining room overlooks a beautiful garden and pool and cabana in their private backyard.