Frequently Asked Questions
+ How can I find out the pricing for commissions?
If you email me or fill out the commissions inquiry form, I will send you the price chart. However, the prices of available paintings on my site will give you a good idea of what I charge for commissions. I enjoy this process and do not raise the price dramatically when someone wants a specific size and color scheme for their home.
+ How do I begin a commission order?
Choose the right size for your space and budget. You can give me color ideas by sending interior paint colors, fabric swatches, or photos. Look through the site and tell me the titles of the pieces you are attracted to but might not be the right size & I can help you with the rest. Your order officially begins when you have officially chosen a size and made your deposit.
+ What if I want changes once the piece is in progress?
As long as you like my current work and allow me my fair share of artistic control, I am happy to accommodate your opinions and a few edits. I will send in progress photos so you feel able to express your opinions before the piece is even considered "finished" and this makes it easier for me to get it just right.
+ How does payment work for commissions?
You can pay in two installments—50% deposit up front to begin your order & the remaining half when your painting is complete and you are 100% pleased with the finished piece.
+ What if I am not 100% satisfied with the piece?
I work closely with customers while the piece is in progress to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the color, balance, mood, & direction of the piece. You are not obligated to purchase the painting, and if you were to decide that it is not for you or your space, you will be able to use your 50% deposit as store credit to apply to another painting. However, this has never happened before, so hopefully you would not be the first.
+ How long will it take to get my commission painting?
Generally 6-10 weeks, depending on the season, but I love a good deadline so if you have something specific coming up—an anniversary, party, etc. I will do my best to get it to you by then.
Please note that Deeann Rieves retains all rights to the artwork. The commissioner has the right to display the artwork in their home or business. Artwork may not be resold or reproduced for profit in any way without the artist's written permission.