Re: First commission--advice? Tips?
The last commissioned painting I bought the arrangement was 1/3 down when I commissioned the painting, 1/3 at the midpoint, and 1/3 on completion.
Option for revisions at the midpoint. I had a couple of minor things, but they were minor.
I was commissioning a specific size and subject, so most of the details were known before painting even started.
I have done a couple of commision paintings and much prefer knowing what my client wants before I start painting.
"Let the paint be paint" --John Marin