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 @


sue said...

Lovely, Jeanette!! as always...

RHCarpenter said...

This is so lovely...the glow of the warm colors throughout are just super! Great idea about the layaway plan, too - it might be more reasonable for most people to buy something very nice by doing it this way. Hope you have lots of commissions (well, not too many...just enough!).

Gary said...

Beautiful work Jeanette - it will always amaze me how you can toggle between media with such competence. I like your lay-away plan too - makes a lot of sense nowadaze.

Jeanette said...

Thanks for the kind words Sue.

I love limited palettes similar to the Zorn palette Rhonda. They are just perfect for skin tones. Yes, I hope an easy payment plan will make it possible for more people to obtain original art.

Gary, I don't know why I don't settle on just one media and make it my own. It seems each is my favourite at the time I'm using it. One day, when I grow up, I'll stick with one thing. :)