Examples of commission paintings from photographs by Artist Sophie Huddlestone. Details about ordering are lower down.
You could order a commission re paint of a previously sold gallery painting or a commission painting from your own photograph. Prices are from £150 upwards. Commissions are free post in the U.K. but I do post worldwide.
How long a commission takes. Once I begin your painting it usually takes me two to three weeks. I may not start your painting straight away as I have other paintings to complete first. The waiting list varies from several weeks to several months.
Commission Sizes Painting from your photograph can be size 12″x9″ (31cm x 23cm) or size 14″x10″ (33.5cm x 25.4cm) or the biggest size available which is 16″x12″ (41cm x 31cm). The gallery page paintings are usually size 12″X9″, they can also be re painted onto 14″X10″ size paper with a larger area of just the paper surrounding the design.
Your photo emailed to me must be good enough quality for me to enlarge to see the eyes in detail, as this makes or breaks a good painting. Head and shoulders photo paintings suit the first two sizes (12″x9″ or 14″x10″) but if you wish to have a full body then the bigger 16″x12″ size is necessary. Two pets will not fit onto the 12″x9″ size. I paint from the one chosen photo, although sending a few can be helpful. I will not re paint your photograph commission for anyone else, it is only the gallery paintings created from my own imagination that I re paint.
Commission Payment in full must be received before I begin to paint your commission.
View your commission painting. When finished, I send you an email with a photo attached of your painting. The photograph will have copyright wording across it. If you like the look of the painting from viewing the photo, then send me an email telling me to go ahead and post the painting to you.
Commission Refund On the other hand, after viewing the emailed photo, if you decide you no longer wish to buy it then send me an email asking for a refund and I can refund your money, and not post the painting. Once a painting is posted it can not be refunded.
Personalize your commission painting at no extra cost. Names, messages or special dates can be added in bold or subtle ways. No matter what the painting is, we can discuss ideas of where to place your wording.
Copyright If you prefer your own photograph not to be used and on display, then it will remain confidential to me, but the commission painting that I have created will be used for display purposes on a variety of my social sites and websites and my artist’s app ‘Swirly Soph Art’. (Photographs that I post online always have wording edited across the image to prevent a clear printable image from floating around on the internet). I will not use commission paintings from your own photographs on gift items or as a print. The internet is my portfolio where I display my creations. You purchased the painting, but full copyrights of the painting remains with myself, Artist Sophie Huddlestone. Any copying or printing etc will be followed with legal action.
Keep it yours:
Remember you paid for your painting so help prevent illegal printing of it. If you show friends or family via text or email etc always obstruct the image, for example with a bit of paper.