Painting on Commission
Painting on Commission.
In addition to the paintings that you can see in the gallery, I can also make a painting on commission. Maybe cheaper, symbolic works such as wedding or engagement gifts. On this page I show a few works which could be used as an example for such a painting. You could think of: marriage, birth, special birthday, home dedication, farewell to a colleague, graduation study, new job, silver or golden wedding, souvenir of a special day etc.
The possibilities are actually unlimited.
For some clients symbolism is very important. For example I can paint the road of life or a tree of life as a symbol for the common future. Other people like to have a memory painted, for example the beach during their vacation or their honeymoon. I can also add names or a date to the painting if you want to. If you tell me what you particularly like about a painting of me, then I can start. Please notice: the paintings will not be filled with hearts, but they are real art. Especially made for you. Delivery charge in the Netherlands: € 15,-.
No shoddy paintings filled with pink hearts, but real art, especially made for you!
The painting will be painted especially for you. I just assume that people who think like me, will appreciate my art. When you receive the painting it is ready to hang. The sides are painted black, or in a color that you want, so you do not need a frame. For an additional charge I can deliver the painting for you in a frame.
A unique personal gift.
The price of a commissioned painting depends on the size and type of painting. For prices of budget paintings, click here. For prices of other paintings you can contact me, so we can discuss the possibilities.
Here you see a few examples for a lower budget, but I can also make larger works, see below.
Just married or Silver Wedding:
For some clients symbolism is very important. I can paint the road of life for example or a tree of life as a symbol for the common future. A lot of symbolism has been incorporated in this painting: The names of the couple are put into the trunks of the two trees. Frank and Ria are farmers. They live in the countryside and they are religious, so the book of life, the Bible, lies in the meadow. To the left of the purple road, symbolizing the path of life, is written:
The dashes at the bottom right, symbolize friends and family. Three balloons represent their three children, happily playing on the grassland. The garland which meanders over the painting represents the twists of life. Two birds flying in the air, symbolize two loved ones who have died. In 2019 the couple was married for 25 years.
Other examples, price on request:
My paintings are available in different shapes and sizes, but I also make paintings or design in commission. For example, are you looking for a suitable painting for your new home, or perhaps for the office, or the waiting room. I would be happy to share the possibilities with you. I can also come by with a painting to see or feel how my work looks in your room.
I painted this landscape as an ode to William Bouwsema. A friend asked me to paint my version of it. So this one went to the United States.
I also made an abstract painting of it.
Your son or grandson:
I painted this little boy from a photograph. I changed the environment so the viewer will focus on the child.
I painted this landscape for a friend. She lives in northern Germany and prefers to walk in this area. She took a picture of exactly this place so that I could paint it. On the left you can see the photo and on the right the painting, called: “Resource”. This painting is in oils. It is the favorite spot of my very dear friend. I painted it for her, so she can also “visit” this beautiful place when it rains.
This is a painting of the beautiful ship Amore Vici. The two people met on this ship. A few years later they got married. They received this painting as a present. When the gift was unwrapped, their tears streamed with emotion. On the left you can see the photo of the ship Amore Vici en on the right you can see the painting called: “Golden Future”.
Move in together:
This painting is called “The Hug” and can be used as a symbol for long-term friendship or love. I painted it in a size of 40x50cm. I can paint a similar silhouette for a wedding couple with maybe the wedding date or the names of the couple incorporated. The painting can be ordered with or without a frame. This painting costs € 810, – inclusive a black frame. Ask for the possibilities and the price of a similar work in the desired size.
A painting for someone with a very special hobby. In this case a percussionist who is a big fan of Buddy Rich and of The Muppet Show. I think he would have been very happy about a painting which reflects the colorfulness of the rhythm and all its patterns. See this little film. The painting is called: “Feel the Tingle in your Feet” after the song Rhythm of Life.
This painting measures 50x50cm and costs € 500,-
I decided to paint the favorite toy of my grandson of the past year in a snow globe. Every year at Christmas he will get a small painting with his favorite toy in it. Hopefully I can continue that for years.
The price of a snow globe painting with the favorite toy of your (grand) child is € 229, -.
It is a painting on canvas of 25x25x2cm. Including a black frame. If desired, I can paint the frame in a different colors.
Prices for low budget commissions:
30x40cm. € 140,-
40x40cm. € 175,-
40x50cm. € 225,-
50x60cm. € 275,-
50x70cm. € 300,-
60x80cm. € 350,-
80x80cm. € 400,-
80x100cm. € 450,-
80x120cm. € 520,-
100x100cm. € 550,-
110x110cm. € 600,-
100x120cm. € 600,-
Delivery charge: € 15,-
I work on a painting for about 2 to 3 weeks. Sometimes I get it done in less Time. After that it can be sent, when you and I have had contact about it.
The list shows the sizes and prices. If you prefer a different size, just ask. All paintings are painted on canvas of a good quality. When you receive the painting it is ready to hang. The paintings will be delivered without a frame. The sides are painted black, or in your favorite color, so you do not need a frame. For an additional charge I can deliver the painting for you in a frame if preferred. All canvases have a thickness of about 2 cm. When you prefer a 3D canvas of 4 cm. that is also possible, contact me.
Please notice: If you have special wishes, the price will depend on exquisition and level of difficulty!
What is the procedure?
- My paintings are available in different shapes and sizes, but I also make paintings or design on commission. For example, are you looking for a suitable painting for your new home, or perhaps for the office, or the waiting room? I would be happy to discuss the possibilities with you. I can also come by with a painting to see or feel how my work looks in your room.
- Suppose your friends are getting married or they have built a new home. You and your friends can give them a great one of a kind personal present. They will always think of you. Especially when they have built a house, they didn’t have the time to think about what should hang on their walls. It will be a highlight in their new home.
- I make paintings which are different from what you can buy in a store. They are one of a kind. In addition, it is precisely tailored to your wishes.
It has to fit with my art. If you like my style, you can trust me.
I don’t do portraits.
- Delivery time: about 14 to 28 days depending on the size.
- Payment: After your order and your deposit of 50%, I start working on your painting. You pay the rest once you have approved a photo of the painting.
- To start working on your wedding gift or dedication gift I need to know the preferred sizes. Tell me what color is important and what should be the most important subject on the painting. For inspiration please look on my gallery.
- I would like to know the names, the wedding date, the date of birth or the initiation date, or a picture of something that is important to the couple or has symbolic value for them. Then I could write it on the edge of the painting or put it otherwise into the painting. It could be almost unreadable, so that the painting remains abstract, or obvious, it is up to you. I decide myself what will be integrated into the painting. You just have to trust me in that. Three to five symbols will do to integrate into the painting. To use more symbols mostly doesn’t work. I could also symbolically give place to the number of family members as dashes or little figures or in another way.
- As soon as I have finished the painting you will receive a photo of it. If you want a little change, please let me know. I will send you another photo. Once you are completely satisfied with the painting it will be shipped. I do not send drafts.