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The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Portrait Artist

Commissioning a custom artwork can feel like a really daunting task. By the time they reach out to an artist, most people have been imagining and dreaming about their painting for months or even years. Custom paintings are full of warm and fuzzy emotions that make us feel love, pride, and connection. When we commission our custom artwork, we want …

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How to Commission Art

Baby showers, weddings, and graduations… oh, my! Luckily, this beautiful life is chock full of reasons to celebrate – and commission custom artwork to go along with it. Whether its a portrait of you as a child for your parents’ 40-year wedding anniversary or a portrait of your son’s favorite grandmother to hang in his first house, we could all …

What to Expect From Portrait Artists

What to Expect From Portrait Artists

When commissioning a custom portrait, it can be difficult to know exactly what to expect. Commissioning family portraits or other artistic works does not follow the same protocol as making a regular purchase. The process of commissioning a custom portrait is emotional, exciting, nerve-wracking, and exhilarating. When commissioning a custom portrait, you are helping to create a precious family heirloom …

How to Choose an Artist for Your Custom Portrait

How to Choose an Artist for Your Custom Portrait

Whether your youngest daughter is having her first baby or your parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, there is always a reason to celebrate with a commissioned piece of art. This is such an exciting time, because you are helping to create a family heirloom that will last for generations! Although exciting, this time can also feel a bit …

Artist Christina Carmel - How Much Does a Custom Portrait Cost

How Much Does a Custom Portrait Cost?

This question is asked over and over again across the internet because it is an important one. “How much does a custom portrait cost?”  Most people recognize the significance of a completely custom painting and portrait. They understand how priceless it is to give someone else or yourself a gift that will last not only a lifetime, but a lifetime …

Artist Christina Carmel - How to Choose an Inspiration Image for Your Custom Painting

How to Choose an Inspiration Image for Your Custom Painting

Whether you are commissioning a custom portrait for yourself or for someone you love, the most important consideration is finding a photo that truly exemplifies the subject’s personality. You are more likely to find the perfect inspiration photo when you squeal, “oh that is just so Annie”, more so than “wow, Annie looks beautiful in this photo”. The best portraits …