May 2024: How to commission a painting

how to commission a painting

I’m writing this post from my art studio. On my painting wall is a painting commission for a client who is renovating a house. I’ve done many commissions over the years and here is my process of how to commission a painting.


how to commission a painting
Strike, 2023 50x40cm

If you would like to commission a painting, please get in touch with any questions you have. With each client I first discuss what style, palette, and size they are interested in and if they have a specific place they would like to hang the painting.

I will then send a contract detailing what has been agreed upon. I ask for a 50% deposit to begin the painting and 50% on completion. I give a general guide of three months to complete a painting as I work in oil paint and it is important that the painting is fully dry before being delivered. During the making of the painting I will send update photos so the client is part of the creative journey. With each commission I make two paintings. I find it easier to work on more than one painting at a time and its a nice option for the client to be a ble to choose which painting they want


how to commission a painting
Yellow Fall, 2023, 60x80cm

Each commission is individual and I am more than happy to discuss any questions you have.

Aisling Drennan is an award-winning abstract artist with a London, UK-based art studio.

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