Procedure

I work from photographs. The more photos I get, the better. This way, it gives me an idea of the subject in a  3D perspective and the character of the subject tends to show better. However, if you only have one picture, I can often work from that as well. Please note that I might refuse a commission if the photographs are not good reference enough for a good painting (blurry, too far, not enough light contrast, etc.). If you live in the Greater Victoria, I can also go take pictures of the subject and get better acquainted.

The first step is to agree on a size and type of portrait (head, half body, full) and the type of background as well as any other detail that is important to the client. 

Then I will make a rough mock up of the painting with a photo editor (that's how I sketch!). I will keep touching it up until we agree on the final sketch.

After we are set on a final sketch, I will send you a commission contract. We will have discussed the points of the contract by email before I send the final copy. This includes specifications of the painting, framing, copyright, time frame, delivery, etc. An initial deposit of 25% of the total price of the commission is required at the signature. I can take payments through Paypal, credit card or e-transfer.

Once the work is done, the client  pays the remaining 75%  and the paintings will be delivered as previously agreed. If you are not satisfied with the painting, I will keep the art and the initial 25% deposit but there will be not further obligation on the client’s part.

Tada!


Prices

 

Commission prices 2017

Acrylics on stretched deep exhibition canvas

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Smaller sizes

8 x 8: 160$

8 x 10: 180$

10 x 10: 200$

 12 x 12: 265$

  11 x 14: 275$

 12 x 16: 360$  

 14 x 18: 410$ 

  16 x 16: 410$ 

16 x 20: 450$

- Specific background +25$

- Extra person / pet +50$ (only above 14 x 18 and only one extra)

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Bigger sizes

20 x 20: 530$

18 x 24: 550$

20 x 24: 580$

 22 x 28: 750$

24 x 30: 810$

24 x 36: 890$

30 x 30: 890$

30 x 40: 1030$

36 x 48: 1225$

-Specific background +75$

-Extra person / pet +100$ (per extra)

Important note:

*Prices are indicative and can vary depending on numerous factors to be discussed between the artist and the client prior to contract agreement.


Commission Inquiry Form

Please fill out the form below for any inquiry regarding commissions, or simply email me directly at katto@katto.com

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