COMMISSION A PAINTING
Interested in some custom Abel art for your home or business?
“Once I saw it, I knew Erik’s Red Sky painting, commissioned to size, would be just right for the focal wall in my living room. What surprised me was how enthusiastically the artist embraced the prospect, and how devoted he became in realizing and delivering exactly what I was hoping for. From my perspective this particular marriage of my room and Abel’s art was just meant to be.”
Eric, Los Angeles, CA
“As an artist that drafts, builds and delivers 3-4 commissions a week, I picked up a few tips from working with Erik on my commission. He was timely, professional and thorough. I gave him a pretty big free reign as I know that’s what makes an artist the happiest and he delivered on my leap of faith. I couldn’t be happier.”
Scott Coppersmith, Ventura, CA
“Commissioning a large, colorful piece of art can be intimidating so we really appreciated Abel’s advice in choosing colors. “Horizon 4” hangs in our main foyer and always stops people in their tracks!”
Courtney W., Hermosa Beach, CA
Timelapse of Abel working on a large recent commission
Choosing to commission a piece of artwork is a great way to fill the space on your wall with something that is one-of-a-kind. Abel only takes on certain commissions that are in line with his style and subject. For example, if you’re looking for a realistic portrait of your cat, Abel is not your guy.
The numbers of available commissions per year are very limited. Minimum price and size starts at around $1500 for a 16″x16″ on wood panel (See pricing list below) and can take up to 6 months to complete depending on queue. The total cost of a commission is dependent on size and complexity of subject matter, and will all be confirmed with you before digging into the project.
This is how you get started…
STEP 1. Start by going through the ART section to gather some ideas of what you might be looking for in a custom painting. Fill out the form on the CONTACT US page and tell us a little about what you want. Abel will get back to you within a few days to chat further and get a better idea of your vision. Often this conversation is best by phone, so make sure to include your phone number.
STEP 2. After discussing and agreeing on moving forward. You will receive an estimate and invoice for a 50% deposit. Once the deposit is paid, Abel will get started on designing your custom artwork.
STEP 3. Abel will create 2-3 full color mock-ups for you to review and approve color palette and overall composition. Adjustments can be made until you are happy.
STEP 4. Once the design has been finalized, painting will begin!
STEP 5. When the piece is complete, Abel will send you photos along with a final invoice for the remaining 50% + shipping. Once final payment is received your painting will be on its way to it’s new home!
Please keep in mind that commissions will be taken on at Abel’s discretion. He doesn’t paint manmade objects or people.
We look forward to hearing what you have in mind.
Commission pricing is mostly based on size but complexity also factors in. To give you an idea of cost, here is rough pricing for a few standard sizes on our professional 1 5/8″ deep Birch wood panels made here in Oregon:
16″ x 16″ = $1600
20″ x 20″ = $2500
18″ x 24″ = $2750
24″ x 24″ = $3600
20″ x 30″ = $3750
30″ x 30″ = $5700
24″ x 48″ = $7300
48″ x 48″ = $14500
Contact us to quote a different or larger size. We can go as big as you want!