Commissions

We commissioned Christine to paint a 4-foot landscape of one of our favorite locations in Ireland. She was a great communicator and extremely professional throughout the entire process. We had initially wanted to hang the work in our master bedroom, but after receiving it, we had to hang it in the main living room for viewing at all times.
— M.A. Chicago
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General Process

  • My preference is to coordinate a photo shoot and work from my reference photographs; however, provided photos may be used in some cases.

  • I live in Ventura County, CA and will travel within the Southern California area to take reference photos or to pick up objects that will be depicted in a still-life commission. I charge $100 per day to travel within Ventura County or the West San Fernando Valley. Outside of these areas, travel expenses are $250 per day.

  • Once we agree to commence the commission. I will send a contract for signature. The agreement includes pricing, an agreed timeline for completion and shipping specifics. A small oil painting (up to 8 x 10 inches) will be completed between 2-4 weeks. Depending on the complexity of the imagery, large canvases take from 4-12 weeks or longer. Pencil renderings are finished between 1 to 4 weeks.

  • If the painting is a compilation of a few photographs or verbal ideas, I will provide either a photo composition, a small drawing or oil sketch for approval once a deposit is received.

  • Photos will be shared throughout the process to ensure the painting or drawing is progressing to your satisfaction.

Payment Schedule

50% deposit to commence

50% plus applicable tax due upon acceptance

Shipping not included

Communication

It is my professional and artistic pleasure to make sure the commission process is comfortable from start to finish.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact my studio at 805-638-0337 or email christine@christineobrien.com