FAQ’s for Commissions
My proficient mediums graphite, acrylic, oil paint, and mix media.
Proficient subjects are landscape and abstract. None of the less, I can also do portrait, still life, and animals.
In painting, my style is Impressionism, meaning my strokes are loose and unrefined, but can still make a comprehensive picture. Think of Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, or Nicolai Fechin.
All commissions are priced by the art work’s surface area. The price is $1 per square inch (2.5 centimeters). Prices are subject to change in the criteria of: purchasing special materials, the complexity of composition, and optional framing for the work.
Unfinished commissioned artwork will not to be shown to the patron, unless requested otherwise.
When the work is complete, the patron is free to observe the work, and can request up to 3 changes for free. Any changes afterwards will cost $25 each.
I request 50% of the fee at the starting agreement of the commission. The artwork does not start until payment is made. If the commission is terminated for any reason, I keep the 50%. The final 50% is paid once the finished art work is delivered to the patron.
I’m paid though PayPal.Me/SamanthaEaston
Shipping will have a flat rate of $10 inside United States, and $15 outside United States.
Art on paper or illustration board will be shipped in manila envelopes. Stretched canvas artwork will be rolled into a bolt for shipping.
Things to consider:
When requesting a commission, know what you want. Be clear and detailed with what you want. If you’re vague, then the art will be more simplistic, or artistic liberties will be done to make the art look good.
Measure three times, cut once –know what size you want in an area displaying the artwork.
A photographic reference is very handy to have. It save a lot of guess work for both parties. Make sure the photograph has as little photo manipulation (Photoshopped) as possible. All photographs has some amount lends distortion; I will make some minuscule changes to fix the distortion.
FAQ for Teaching Preschool to 8th Grade-
I can teach in the Central Valley and some parts of the Bay Area.
I charge $50 per class. I must be contacted 12 hours in advance for a canceled class to receive reimbursement.
I am not charged for supplies.
Each lesson is an hour long. It starts with a 5-10 min lecture. The remainder hours is for the art and clean up.
The lecture is either an artistic principal, an artist, or historical art movement. The artwork will relate to the lecture.
Public/Charter/Private Schools -Since I don’t fully know how many students are in each class, or how many classrooms are interested in the lessons, I leave it to the school to purchase supplies.
Home schools –If you don’t have a place to purchase supplies, then provide me the number of students and budget, and I will make the purchases. I will show the cost and mediums to the teachers before I finalize the purchase.
I am reimbursed for purchase of art supplies. At the end of the contract, the school keeps the remaining supplies.
Things to consider-
A teacher can request a specific subject for the classroom, but it must be made a week in advance.
I am not a certified teacher. By Californian Law I cannot be left alone with the students. A certified teacher or substitute must be present in the room at all times.
With that said, I’m also not in charge of classroom discipline; it is the teacher’s job to discipline. My charge is to teach and guide students in art.