How to comMIssion A House Portrait
Firstly, please do get in touch to discuss what it is you're looking for. 
Once I have a reasonable idea of the subject and a 'ballpark' price has been agreed, I will usually (but not always as I can work from photos) visit you at the property in order to understand the building in context and gain some insight into the background and history of the subject. I will also need to take a number of photographs and sketches of the subject. Please note that where a visit is not possible or practical, I am able to work from high quality photographs provided you.
PRICING
Pricing depends on a number of factors. These include the amount of time it takes to complete the picture, the complexity of the subject and the finished size of the commission. Generally, a modest terraced house may be best suited to a small size, whereas a country house viewed in context will be more suitable to a larger size. 
Mounting, framing and shipping costs also need to be factored in to the overrall price.
contract
Once the various aspects of the commission have been agreed, I will usually provide a contract to be signed by both parties before commencing work. The contract will detail what has been agreed and will include most, if not all, of the following information:
Photos and/or sketches of the subject of the commission
Format (eg. Landscape, Portrait, Square), Materials, Media and Sizing
The agreed price for the house portrait

Dates when a compositional preview will be available for approval

A date when the work will be completed*
Mounting/framing options and costs

Shipping options and costs
Payment terms and schedule**

Reproduction and copyright information***

*It can take anywhere between 4-12 weeks to complete a portrait, depending on size, complexity etc. If the picture is required for a specific date please indicate this from the outset.

**Payment terms are usually 50% upon signing the contract, and 50% upon completion (prior to delivery).
***The copyright of the portraits remain with Barney Bristow unless otherwise agreed in writing. Prints of the portraits can be provided for an additional fee.

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If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Thank you!
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