Commissioning a piece of art might seem like a luxury. I like to see it as an investment in something special and unique. Something that honors an important and meaningful part of your life. Perhaps it’s a pet, a child doing something they love, a favorite place, a spot in your garden at a certain time of year, or simple a word that means something to you.
COMMISSIONED PAINTINGS ALSO MAKE EXTRAORDINARY GIFTS ONE-OF-A-KIND AND INCREDIBLY PERSONAL
And I invest time in you when we work together. My thoughtful process will help you get clear on exactly what you desire and what will best work for your space.
Whatever subject you choose, I want your commissioned painting to capture the mood, the colors and the emotion you want to remember forever.
The actual price is determined based on the complexity of the composition. This price list is approximate:
|8" x 10"||11" x 14"||16" x 20"||20" x 24"||24" x 30"|
Annie Salness did an incredible job painting my cocker spaniel, Bella. She was able to capture the dog's spirit exactly in her portrait without ever having seen her in person! Annie asked questions about her temperament, her story as a rescue, and my expectations and color preferences. The result is outstanding. I have a work of art I will cherish.
I'm looking forward to having Annie paint our newest rescue!
– Donna D
ABOUT MY PROCESS
It takes some digging to find out what matters most to you and what person or moment you want to remember—I love the process. My questions help us get super-clear on exactly what will make you (or the person receiving your gift) happy with the final result. We also chat about where the painting will ultimately live, so I know what furniture and objects are around it, and what color the walls are. I want your painting to feel like part of your home and your life right away.
BEAUTIFUL AND SURPRISING THINGS EMERGE WHEN YOU GET CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT
One client came to me wanting a painting of San Diego for her living room wall. What we ended up was a wonderful painting of her young son playing with his trucks. She loves it—and it’s quite a difference from the cityscape she thought she wanted.
Another called with a desire for a big, bright painting of Gerber daisies. Great idea, but what could make it more hers? We talked about what we could include to make it personal. She showed me a vase that had belonged to her grandmother—and now that painting includes that unique and touching detail.
TELL ME WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR IN A painting
I’d love to talk with you about your ideas! Give me a sense of what you’re looking for by filling out my online questionnaire. It only takes a few minutes and helps me prepare for our conversation.