Claire Luce Baldwin || Art & Illustration || Portland, OR || ©2018

Commissions

I am now available for commissions!

About my style: I primarily use ink, watercolor, and gouache, and sometimes add a cut paper element for extra dimension (please see images below). I like vivid color palettes and strive for a high level of detail. My work blends both realistic and stylized elements.

Materials: I used a heavyweight (110 lb) watercolor paper. Cut paper elements are made with a lighter-weight paper and adhered with glue.

How I work: The amount of time varies based on subject matter, but a detailed landscape on 10 x 16 paper may take 15+ hours from start to finish.

What I offer: I'm offering 2 different kinds of commissions: compositions and sketches. Compositions are more complete works that include a drafting stage and have a high level of detail. Sketches are done in one session and are looser images.

Composition with cut paper

A recent commission done in ink and watercolor

The fee for a composition includes:

  • A consultation on the your preferences for the piece. I am flexible in what I create and can draw from your reference images. My strengths are landscapes, natural objects, and figures.

  • A draft, which I may share to loop you in on progress. I can accommodate some critique at this stage.

  • The finished product, signed, titled, and dated.

  • All handling and packaging fees.

  • A digital file of the image.

The dimensions listed include a 1 to 2 inch margin for framing.

Rates for compositions:

Composition on 6.5 x 8.5 paper = $75 (add cut paper elements +$25)

Composition on 8.5 x 11 paper = $125 (add cut paper elements +$30)

Composition on 10 x 16 paper = $195

Composition on 12 x 18 paper= $245

Sketch: Sketches are done in ink, watercolor, and gouache. They are done in one sitting and are looser and impressionistic.  Please see images below to compare refined compositions with sketches. 

The fee for a sketch includes:

  • A consultation on the customer’s preferences for the piece, where reference images may be provided. Subject matter will be depicted simplistically.

  • The finished product, signed, titled, and dated.

  • All handling and packaging fees.

  • A digital file of the image.

Sketches have about a 1 to 2 inch margin for framing included.

Rates:

Sketch on 6.5 x 8.5 paper = $50

Composition on 8.5 x 11 paper = $70

Sketch of Ribbon Falls at Grand Canyon

Sketch of Amanita muscaria

About payment: Shipping is not included. I’ll include an estimated amount for shipping in the initial price, then refund any overages after the item is delivered. I will only charge standard, flat rate shipping unless something else is specially requested.

I can take payment through Venmo, or create a custom Etsy listing.  I will only accept payment after an initial (free) consultation when I’m sure I can accommodate all your needs. The full payment, including my estimate for shipping, is required before I begin work.

 

About scheduling: My schedule will be in flux through the summer of 2018. I’ll discuss a timeline and give you and estimated date of completion in the initial consultation.

 

About Grand Canyon Centennial Posters: Any work derivative of that poster series (including text identifying Grand Canyon's centennial, or copying compositions) would be priced separately, with some proceeds going to the park.  I am considering creating a limited series of hand-painted replicas of the centennial posters. Please let me know if you’re interested!

 

Thank you for your interest! I appreciate your support!

Contact me for more information!