Top Tips on How to Commission A Professional Photo Painter

Painted Picture in black & white (oil)

If you are an art lover, you may like to commission someday a professional photo painter to paint a picture for you. It could be a family picture, your dog in the garden or even your kids playing with friends. The art of photo painting is an extraordinary skill enjoyed by a few with the innate talent of turning a photograph to painting. However, commissioning a professional artist who will meet your expectations is not as easy as painting pictures itself.

Whether you have a picture to paint already, or you want to take a new one, commissioning a resourceful photo painter is not like going to the photo studio. It takes some research to garner insights and the appropriate knowledge to know how to hire the right artist for your specific project. However, this article will guide you on how to commission the right photo painter for you.

Painted portraits make amazing personalized décor in the home. I always find them beautiful and proud to hang them in the living room to the admiration of my guests, here’s how I commissioned a professional painter whenever I needed one.

1. Do Your Research

Unlike going to a photo shop for a snap, a good photo painter is not so straightforward to hire. There is a wide variety of artists with different styles. The best way is to take some time to learn what photo painting is all about and get to know the artists specialization in medium and style.

2. Have a Clear Vision of What You Want

You need to familiarize yourself with paintings and themes, the genre you want the artist to use and the art medium (is it pencil, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, etc.,). Let the artist guide you on the best colors to paint in.

3. Study Artists

You are commissioning a professional photo painter because you love art and want the best for your home, it is worth doing your research to save the stress later on if you just go with the cheapest one. Take your time to do a thorough search for the best artist in the specific style you want. Use your preliminary search to get accurate information to make an informed decision. The best place to do your research is on-line. Make sure to localize your search for artists in your locality. And if they have a brick and mortar store in reaching distance pay them a visit to see the work and painter up close.

4. Contact a Few Artists

After your local search, you should narrow down to few artists. It’s time to communicate with them and start to apply what you have learned to hire one of them. The good thing about artists is they always have a portfolio and are proud to show you what they’ve got. Get assurances of their availability, quality of work and negotiate the price and payment and know when your painting will be ready. Pay a deposit to start and then balance payment on completion when you are satisfied with the work.

5. Commission an Artist

Once you have located the right photo painter, it’s time to draw up a contract. It’s not necessarily a lengthy contract, any written document, which shows a commitment to the agreed price and deadline is fine. It could be an email stating when the commission will be started, agreed price and turnaround time. Then Commission you chosen artist after your due diligence and wait for the date of completion.

If you are still not confident of commissioning a professional to paint a portrait then see here for an in-depth article for much more detailed information.  

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