Commission a painting
1. Discuss the subject matter with Patrick.
Often people are interested in an ancestor’s ship, a particular historic battle, a local historic event.
2. Patrick creates color sketches.
See examples below. He emails the sketches to you.
4. You discuss the sketches with him.
You can make comments, suggestions and changes.
5. You approve a final sketch.
6. Patrick begins the oil painting
Patrick's paintings are based on extensive historical and nautical
to ensure that his paintings are as accurate as possible.
The whole process usually takes about two to four months.
Prices range from about $6000 to $20,000, depending on size and complexity. The price includes framing and shipping.
Half of the total price is due at the start, and the other half upon completion.
The next three slides are examples of Patrick's preliminary color sketches that were presented to a client for discussions and approval.
The client had requested a painting of a ship that his ancestor had commanded in Hawaii in the 1800s.
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