Commission Work

 I am open to commission work.  Pitch me your idea, and I’ll either accept or decline.  I will only be working on commissions that inspire, intrigue, or challenge me, as I don’t want to just do mediocre.  Some subjects I enjoy are:

  • flowers
  • butterflies and dragonflies
  • birds, particularly flamingoes and eagles right now
  • horses (and soon more animals)
  • landscapes (to include beachscapes, seascapes, and skyscapes)
  • still life compositions featuring candles and/or food

If you want something not on this list – ask me. I am on Facebook as KM Gunn Art.  I am working on installing a contact form – it will be on this page once I work out the details. If it’s something I am just not feeling, I’ll decline.  As an example, my dad asked me if I would be painting a late ’60s/early ’70s muscle car.  I declined, saying even if I did paint or draw one, he probably wouldn’t like it as it would be uninspired.  Now, a sailboat, from a personal dinghy up to a majestic tall ship – that is a subject I am interested in and want to work with.  

I will be getting into drawing and painting people again, but right now I am rusty and not satisfied with what I have sketched so far.  If you are willing to be patient, I will take on a portrait commission in the near(ish) future, but will only take those one at a time.

If you would like me to paint a particular subject again, in a different medium or at a different size from one I’ve already done, just let me know and I will give you a price quote and time frame. Redoing a subject I have done once already means it will be done faster – except for oil paintings. Paintings done in oil will take the longest, since they must be dry enough to be shipped without damaging the paint surface – up to six months for paintings that require thicker layers. Charcoal, soft pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paintings will be the fastest, with oil pastel pieces needing at least two weeks from sealing before they can withstand shipping.

Sizes available: watercolor 5×7 inch up to 12 x 16 inch. Acrylic: 4 x6 up to 18 x 24 inches, flat or 5/8 inch stretched canvas. Charcoal/soft pastel: 8 x 10 up to 18 x 24 inch paper. Oil pastel: minimum 9 x 12 inch, paper or panel, up to 18 x 24 inch paper or panel. Oil paint: 8 x 10 up to 18 x 24 inch stretched canvas, 5/8 deep.