Saturday, October 10, 2009
Art on layaway
I started this small ( 8 x 10) oil portrait a week or so ago and got sidetracked. I wasn't feeling well all day - well all week - some viral thing that's going around no doubt so didn't make much planned progress today. But tonight I started giving it some more form.
Around this time of year, request for portraits for Christmas gifts start coming in. A favourite pet, your children or grand children, a partner or a portrait of yourself - all make wonderful gifts. Costs are always a consideration in purchasing any kind of art and this year I am offering a 'layaway' plan for portraiture,
When I have confirmed your portrait commission , you will be offered an option of paying in installments once full payment is received, your portrait will be shipped. I am doing this to make original artwork accessible and more affordable to a broader group of people. Art is viewed as a luxury item. To me it is an essential part of life and I want to remove as many barriers as possible to enable individuals to purchase a piece of original art.
If you would like to commission a portrait, you can make it yours with a small down-payment and make monthly/weekly/bi-weekly payments based on your budget. When your payments are complete (shipping costs can be added to the overall price) I will ship your work to you.
A non-refundable down payment of on one third of the total price is required when ordering a commissioned portrait and the remainder of the costs can be spread over 30/60/90 days, giving you an option of paying the remaining weekly installments . Depending on how soon you wanted to have the piece shipped to you, you can increase the amount paid weekly.
If you are interested in commissioning a portrait, please contact me at jeanttejobson @ gmail.com.