Charges for Commissions
Waco Glider in Burma, 1943
- Estimating charges for original work is very difficult as every painting is different both in size and content, and obviously a large work with little detail can cost much less than a smaller painting which is very detailed.
- Costs are therefore calculated on a time / materials basis. If the client can supply a required size and reasonable amount of information on the content of the painting required, a ball-park estimate can be given, but it must be stressed that this will be only an estimate. If the painting required is very similar to one that has been previously painted, then this may help to establish an estimate. It is also possible that the final cost of the work may be lower than the estimate. Please email or telephone any queries in this respect and undoubtedly a solution will be found.
- Time is rated at £5 per hour, this includes time spent on any research needed (which on some Military commissions can be considerable) so it is important that as much verbal or written information and relevant photographs or technical information should be supplied. Sketching out the original drawing, making a final larger drawing and scaling up by grid to the final size, time accessing Historical Websites, etc are a necessary part of the preparation of the painting, and are reflected in the overall cost.
At the time of ordering a commission requires a deposit of £30, deductable from the final cost the the work.
According to the wishes of the client, the painting will be done either on Canvas or hardboard/MDF. If the painting is done on board it is usual for the painting to be glazed and to have a mount. However, as packing and shipping a framed and glazed / mounted work would be prohibitively expensive, all work, either on board or canvas will be shipped unframed free of charge if the final cost is over £100, and up to a size of 70cmx40cms.
Payment details for purchases
If you wish to buy an original painting, print or just inquire about a commission, please go to the bottom of this page and vlick at 'Contact Me HERE' 'and enter the details of your requirements in the boxes below, with as much information as possible.
Once a Commission has been submitted, photographs of the painting will be emailed to the client ( or a family member/friend in the event that the Cliend does not have email) for evaluation of the progress of the commission.. On completion of the finished painting, a final photograph of the painting will be sent by email for final approval. At this point, any further alterations required can then be be made if required,, and once finally approved the painting will then be varnished, after which no further adjustments will be possible, and the balance of Payment will then be due.
Payment can be made in UK by Cheque, cash, or postal order into any UK Bank by quoting the sort code and account number of David's Bank in the UK/. Please contact David by email for the Bank sort code and account number which will be made available individually. It is appreciated that not everyone has a computer, particularly elderly people.
However, most families or close friends are sure to have access to one, and we would hope that these good people would make contact with this site on behalf of their less fortunate friend, or relative.
Orders will be dispatched immediately on completion following the clearance of payment into the account.
Deposits for commissions can also be paid nto any Bank in UK, by quoting the Bank sort code and account number (pleases email via 'CONTACT' for details.) Any commission or purchase over £100 pounds stg (euros @ ROE) will be carriage free up to a size of 70cmsx40cms. . All commissions will be sent to the client unframed, regardless of whether it is board or canvas.
Final payment for commissions + post and packing, ( if less than £100 STG) is due on receipt of emailed or written proof of satisfaction following submission of final photographs of commission to the client.
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The paintings and prints offered on this site are priced in pounds Sterling (GBP) but due to the fluctuation of the rate of exchange due to the present financial climate, euro prices will be judged on the ROE (Rate of Exchange) applicable at the time of purchase.
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