69 Comments

Yes, I would be very interested in a commission matching platform!

Expand full comment
Jun 26, 2023Liked by Clintavo

Yes I accept commissions to paint historic buildings and historical scenes in northern Califorinia. I also refer collectors to artist friends who paint other types of subject matter that I do not paint.

Expand full comment

I think it would be a great idea!

I’d also like to see you create an “Etsy” type e-commerce that a person can come to to see fine art & artisan work.

Expand full comment
Jun 26, 2023Liked by Clintavo

Yes, I do commission work and I'm find with a finders fee.

Expand full comment

Yes. I do commission work and have, many times, offered a finders fee or if through a gallery they got their usual split.

Expand full comment

I do commissions but they’re rarely ever telling me what to do. I ask them to send me music they like and talk a bit about their life before I start though.

Expand full comment
Jun 26, 2023Liked by Clintavo

I do commissions and we make the wood panels in house so sizes are highly customizable for abstract oil and cold wax art.

Expand full comment
Jun 26, 2023Liked by Clintavo

Yes, I would be interested in seeing a platform of this nature. In the past I have not accepted commissions, but have been considering changing that policy to at least accept some.

Expand full comment

No I wouldn't be interested. I dislike doing commissions and usually only do them for clients I know and have previously bought from me. It sounds like a great idea for artists who do lots of commission work.

Expand full comment

Yea I do commission work and would LOVE to have that kind of platform. That kind of platform would help weed out the scammers.

Expand full comment
Jun 26, 2023·edited Jun 26, 2023

I used to. I find them to be stressful and take too much time away from my “real” painting. Often they are too restrictive and in watercolor, redos are start overs.

I have taken a few special requests from people I know, a subject which is up my alley, and they agree to let me be me. These are rare but have always paid off. I have even been given more than I quoted because the piece was so much better than they pictured. Better than they imagined is what I strive for.

But I will not open commissions to the public. — No, sorry, I can’t paint all your deceased pets and husband with the rainbow bridge, but let me give you some names of other artists that might be able to help you. (True!)

I am happy to refer commissions to other capable artists in the area.

Expand full comment

Yes I think this is a great idea. I’m often asked to do commissions that are outside of what I do. It would be great if I could quickly scan artists and suggest an artist that was a better fit for them.

Expand full comment

Yes, it will be great for my extra stream of income

Expand full comment

Yes, I do pet portraits and other animal studies. I am interested.

Expand full comment

I am the same as some here and never go looking for commission work as I, too, dislike them. I'll occasionally create a piece that a customer asks for but there is no obligation on their end. If they don't like it when it is finished, that's fine. I'll put it up for sale and someone else will buy it.

Expand full comment