Commissioning a painting is a very exciting prospect. Whether you are a cattle farmer with a favourite cow, have a photograph that you snapped which you would love to see as a painting, or simply have a special request for your ideal piece of artwork.
There are a few check points to tick before commissioning a painting. There isn’t one set price for a commission. There are a lot of variables involved and so each painting is priced individually. To put it plainly, price is calculated by the hours and materials taken to paint your commission. This is determined by factors such as size and complexity. We want to provide you with a quote that is as accurate and as fair as possible, so the more information you can give us the better!
Before we go any further; Lauren only paints cows! We hate to leave people disappointed but that is our number one rule.
Now on to the painting!
Do you have a photograph?
All Lauren’s paintings are produced from photos. If you have your own, fantastic! We get some great photographs sent to us that make fantastic paintings with no alterations being made. Other times people have lots of photos of a favourite cow but not the right angle or expression. Don’t worry! We can sort this out! If you don’t have a photo, it’s not the end of the road! We have plenty in the Lauren’s Cows painting pile. As long as you have a clear idea of what you want we can, to the most part, achieve it. However, extra thinking time will mean extra hours.
What size painting?
Our standard sizes of paintings are 60cm x 60cm, and 60cm x 80cm. We can go larger than this but generally speaking, these are a good size. We wouldn’t recommend going larger than this unless you have a big space as you don’t want the painting to be overwhelming, and any smaller the painting becomes lost. Bare in mind the larger the canvas the more paint it consumes. But the smaller the canvas the smaller the detail and the harder to paint!
If it helps, the average commissioned painting takes around ten days to complete and costs, £1500- £2000
It’s a lot of information we know and can be daunting. However a quote is free and nothing compares to having a one off original painting to call your own! Lauren aims to involve you as much as possible on the progress, sending updates and photographs, to create a unique and exciting experience.