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COMMISSIONS

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HOW DO COMMISSIONS WORK?​

It all starts with a conversation - Contact me through email (linda@lindachido.com) and let me know you're interested in a custom work of art for your home. This will be the beginning of the process. We will discuss your ideas, colors, size requirements, and your space.

Once we have a plan for your artwork, costs, time frame, and any other details, we will both sign a Commission Agreement. No surprises here!

A non-refundable fee will be expected from you upon signing the Commission Agreement. This fee counts toward the price of the artwork.

From here we enter the Proposal Stage which ends with your Approval for Final Ideas. Then, I get to work!

I will keep you updated on your artwork's progress through email. Once I'm finished with your artwork, we will conclude our Commission Agreement with final payments and getting the artwork to you.

 

I use Austin Mail Express for all of my shipping. We ensure that your artwork will be packaged properly and shipped to you in pristine condition. Austin Mail Express only ships artworks Monday through Friday. Austin Mail Express also requires that you sign for the delivery of your artwork. These extra steps ensure that everyone involved, and the artwork, is protected. A final email will be sent to you with your artwork's tracking information.

If for any reason you have concerns or questions during the entire process of your artwork commission (beginning conversations thru to delivery), please contact me. I will be more than happy to address all your concerns and questions.

 

That's it! Easy breezy. Email me today to start designing your very own, custom painting: linda@lindachido.com

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY:

"Meeting with Linda made it easy to figure out my first commission because I didn't even know where to start. She guided me through with questions, and I shared as best I could the vision I had for the piece, what mattered to me, and an investment I was comfortable with. It was a true pleasure to watch her brain create what became 'Soul Seed', using her special and unique magic. 'Soul Seed' is beautiful and deep, drawing me in, just as I hoped. The painting has so many special layers (literal and figurative) that hold special meaning to me, and for that, I'm grateful. I would definitely work with Linda again and encourage others to see the beautiful works of art she creates." ~ Dena J.

My experience with you was great you kept me updated about the process throughout with pictures included. Nala's painting adds joy to our home because it’s such a cute piece of our fur baby. I would definitely refer you to someone and your name comes up when any one asks who painted Nala. So, thanks again!" ~ Bella O.

"When I commissioned Linda to paint a portrait of my dog, I knew it would be amazing. What I didn’t expect, was how amazing. Linda captured my Dillon perfectly. He truly comes alive off the page." ~ John C.

"After losing my 11-year-old Labrador, Bella, I commissioned Linda to make a portrait of her. When I opened my mail to the incredible color-pencil drawing of my special girl, I cried. The beauty and detail in the piece perfectly captured the pure love of my Bella".
~ Rachel W.

"Linda did an amazing job capturing my wife and her new puppy. The portrait was a Christmas gift for my wife. We both love it!"

~ Greg W.

PET PORTRAIT SPECIAL COMMISSIONS

Pet portrait

Pet portrait commissions are CLOSED until September 2024.

"When I lost my dog in 2023, to help me heal from the grief, I painted his portrait. It was cathartic and helped me sooth my heart. After I gave this gift to myself, I decided to offer pet portraits as my gift to the world to honor my sweet boy's memory.

 

Every year in September, I open pet portrait commissions. I've keep them low cost and simple to order. I think having a portrait done of your pet, at any stage of their life, is a beautiful way to celebrate one of the most beautiful relationships we can have as human beings - the one with our pets.  It would be my honor to paint your pet's portrait." ~ Linda

 

Ordering a Pet Portrait by is super simple!

  1. Pet portraits are done in watercolor paint, acrylic paint, ink, or pencil. What determines the medium will be what Linda feels will make the loveliest portrait of your pet.

  2. The portraits will be no larger than 9" x 12". Staying within standard paper sizes makes your artwork easy to mat and frame, and keeps the cost down for you.

  3. ​Portraits are painted on a first come first serve basis. I only take on what I know I can finish in time for holiday gift giving.

  4. The cost of the portrait is a flat fee of $300. That covers the cost of art materials, my time, packaging, and shipping. I will have to collect tax if you live in Texas. The cost of shipping is included in the $300 only within the continental US. If you are in Alaska, Hawaii, or anywhere outside of the US, please email me and we will make the necessary arrangements.

 

If you are interested in a portrait of your pet, follow these steps:

  1. Send me an email and attach a photo of your pet or use the button below. This is going to be my reference for your pet's portrait. (linda@lindachido.com)

  2. I will email you an invoice for the $300 (+tax if applicable). This email will have a link that will take you to the check out page. Once your payment clears, I will add your painting to the cue. I paint the pet portrait special commissions in the order they are received.

  3. When I finishes your pet's portrait, I will email you a picture so you can see it. (I know you're waiting to see it!)

  4. Then I will lovingly package it up and ship your beloved pet's portrait to you. A final email will be sent to you with your artwork's tracking information.

Note: I uses Austin Mail Express for all of my shipping needs. We ensure that your artwork will be packaged properly and shipped to you in pristine condition. Austin Mail Express only ships artworks Monday through Friday. Austin Mail Express also requires that you sign for the delivery of your artwork. These extra steps ensure that everyone involved, including the artwork, is protected.

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