Commissioning a painting
A large percentage of my paintings are commissioned by clients. In the main I either work in watercolour and gouache or oil on canvas, however I’m happy to work with other media such as pencil, pastel or ink.
Prices vary greatly of course, and depend largely on the time that will be involved in producing the work.
Watercolour and Gouache Paintings
As a guide I would say start at £350.00 for a small simple
A4 sized painting of a subject without a background.
For the same thing in A3 £400.00 to £450.00.
The largest size that I usually go with watercolour and
gouache is A2 and at that size I would price from £450.00
to £750.00 depending on the work involved.
Working in oils takes longer than watercolour and
gouache. The materials are more expensive, and
by choice I prefer to paint on good quality fine linen
canvases. As a rough guide the watercolour and
gouache guide prices would be 50% more if the
painting is done in oils.
Whichever media is chosen my price includes all research
and preliminary work, a working drawing is submitted to the
client for approval prior to starting the final painting.
A mutually agreed price will be quoted prior to starting work
on the painting, final payment is made once the client is
satisfied with the painting, any shipping would be charged
As a general rule the painting image copyright remains
with Richard Wheatland the artist, who would be free to
use the image as he wishes. If the image copyright is to
be transferred to the client, that arrangement should be
agreed by both artist and client in advance. An additional
cost would be charged for any transfer of image copyright.
I can arrange framing if required, my framer ‘Robin Worth
Picture Frames’ of Leigh near Dorking. Robin is a good
friend and has framed my work for many years, he comes