dog portrait in oil by beverly gurganus

Title: Bringing Your Vision to Life: A Guide on Commissioning a Custom Oil Painting

Hey there, art enthusiasts and nature lovers! Are you itching to transform your unique ideas into stunning, one-of-a-kind art? Commissioning a custom oil painting is the way to go, and in this guide, we'll walk you through the exciting process step by step.  First, Let's talk about the benefits of commissioned art.


Benefits of Commissioning Oil Paintings:

  • Personalization: Your painting is uniquely yours, tailored to your preferences.
  • Emotional Connection: It could be a cherished memory or a favorite place; your commissioned piece holds sentimental value.
  • Supporting Artists: You're supporting local artists and helping them continue their creative journey.
  • Longevity: Oil paintings are known for their durability, ensuring your art lasts for generations.


How to commission paintings by beverly gurganus

Now that you know the "Why's" let's talk about the "How's".

1. Find the Perfect Artist:

Start your journey by searching for an artist whose style aligns with your vision. Take a look at their portfolio to get a sense of their work.  I'm all about nature-inspired art and portraits, so if that's your vibe, you're in the right place!

2. Discuss Your Vision:

Reach out to your chosen artist and have a friendly chat about what you have in mind. Discuss the subject matter, style, and size you want. Don't be shy; clear communication is key to making your dream painting a reality.

3. Get a Quote:

Once the details are set, ask for a quote. The price of a custom oil painting can vary based on size, complexity, and the artist's experience. My work, for instance, you can expect prices ranging from $100 and up, depending on your preference of medium, size, and subject.

4. Secure the Deal:

When you're comfortable with the terms, it's time to make things official. Your artist will likely require a deposit, and you'll need to sign a contract to protect both parties.

5. Watch the Magic Happen:

As the artist works their magic, you'll get updates on the progress. The benefit? You have a say throughout the process and can ensure the painting aligns with your vision.

6. Enjoy the Unique Art Piece:

Once your custom oil painting is complete, it's time to hang it in your home. You now have a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that reflects your personality and style.


bridal portrait in oil by beverly gurganus


So there you have it, the roadmap to commissioning a custom oil painting. It's an exciting process that results in a piece of art that truly speaks to your soul. Remember, it's all about your vision, your style, and your space. Enjoy your art adventure!

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