I am offering 8 x 10 original watercolor pet portraits for $199 normally commissioned for $300. The exciting part is I will be a 20% donation on all pet portraits commissioned through the month of September! Let’s support our favorite furry friends that we wish we could take home with us!
Visit Seattle Humane Society to learn more about what they do or even better…adopt!
Here are some previously commissioned pieces I have completed. This should give you an ideal of what to expect when working with me.
*Half-payment is due upfront to initiate the project.
*Upon completion, you can choose to accept the finished piece or not.
*If the finished is accepted, then the remaining balance is before delivery.
*If you choose not to accept the finished piece ( because you changed your mind or are unhappy with how it turned out), no final payment is necessary. You can walk away from the piece and the artist keeps the piece. The first half of the payment is not refundable-this compensates the artist for the time and materials.
*Any studies that were created for the commissioned piece are property of the artist and is part of the transaction.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I even get started?
Email me! (info@andrea-hicks) Include a clear photo of the pet you want me to paint. All pets are allowed, cats, dogs, snakes, hamsters, fish, llamas, whatever you want!
I emailed my photos, now what happens?
I will email you back to clarify your vision. I will then send a contract and proposal for you to go over prior to the commission. There is a 50% down payment due before first sketches are drawn. I also send you process shots of the painting process.
How long does it take?
In most cases, I am able to complete a commission within 10 days or less. I am a one woman show. I will communicate any delay. If I expect a longer than 10 day commission project, I will let you know before we make any commitment.
How can I pay ?
I will email an invoice that will have a secure way to enter your credit information. I accept all major credit cards, including American Express. If you prefer to pay by check, you can mail it and I will mail your art work once it has been deposited.
When do I have to pay?
The final payment is due at completion after I email you the final image and send you the final invoice reflecting the balance due. Once payment is received, I will pack up and ship out your new art work!
What about shipping, taxes, etc?
Taxes are charged for the State of Washington residents only.
Shipping is an additional charge. Most shipments are sent by USPS, unless otherwise specified, in 3-5 days of payment.
What if I don’t like it?
If you do not like the way things are going at the first two approval points, I will cease work and refund your initial down payment - no hard feelings. I do share sketches and process shots that require approval from the first two stages of making the work.
Once completed, you can walk away. I do keep the 50% down payment and retain all sketches and images created.