Commissions

The following is information for commissioning me to do a specific piece of artwork for you or your loved one (or anyone for that matter :)).

Here is a quote from Tom after receiving a commissioned portrait his wife had me create of their family:

Can’t thank you enough for the painting. Only 3 works of art have ever brought tears to my eyes. Now it’s four. Simply amazing and I’m totally blown away!

 

Please contact me if you are interested in commissioning me to create a watercolor painting for you or a loved one.

To get started, email Colin directly at Colindarke@gmail.com

Or you can use the form below:

Down Payment

You can pay $250 to ensure you are slated for a commission to be completed before February 2019.

$250.00

For commissioned pieces, here is some general information:

Process Overview:

o First, you contact me.

o Second, you let me know the subject matter (send me some photos and videos) and size (22” x 30”, 12” x 12”, or 6” x 6”).

o Third, download the contract below and we finalize terms.

o Fourth, I send you pictures of the final piece, you love it and pay the final installment (or you don’t and ask for a redo and don’t pay the full amount until you are happy), and I either send it to you (free shipping) or if you are in the Detroit area we figure out a time and place for pickup. 

Current Timeline: I am currently accepting commissions, and in general a commissioned work will take approximately 2 months (you may be able to expedite the work at an additional cost). When we start planning out the piece I can give you a better timeline commitment, which will be memorialized in the contract.

Contract: Here is a sample contract: Commission Contract CTD

Pricing: I am currently only creating works on paper in the following sizes and for the following prices:

o 22” x 30” = $2,500

o 12” x 12” = $1,500

o 6” x 6” =$750

Creative Overview: If you have a specific subject matter (family portrait, family pet, or certain landscape), I would ask that you send me several pictures and/or videos of the subject matter. That will allow me to get familiar with the subject matter and use all of the reference materials to create a compelling composition with my style. After I have had a chance to review the reference materials, I will send you a couple sketches and proposed color palates.

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