To purchase prints and other products containing my artwork, go to my RedBubble site at www.redbubble.com/people/jsjschmidt2017.
To purchase original works or commission a portrait, go to my Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/ArtofSchmidt. Read the Commissions section below to know more about the process of commissioning a portrait.
If you have any issues getting to or using the above sites, or any questions at all, you can contact me using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
To commission a portrait (animal or person), from me please email me a digital photo of your portrait as an attachment, at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the preferred size for the portrait, or you may contact me through my Etsy page, www.etsy.com/shop/ArtofSchmidt. Close up photos of pets/people at eye level are ideal. These should be well lit and free of blurriness. Please include 3-5 pictures for me to choose from in your email that is no smaller than 4 x 6 inches, and send them as a jpeg attachment. All portraits are first sketched on Strathmore Sketch paper, then transferred to canvas with charcoal. After the transfer is complete, the painting is rendered with oil paints or acrylic on pre-primed canvas. After I complete the initial drawing, I will email it to you for your critique. An initial 50% retainer is required upon the approval of this sketch, as well as signing Art of Schmidt custom art contract. Additional progress emails will be sent to you at each step of the custom art process. Payment will be accepted by credit or debit card via my Etsy site, or in person via personal check or cash. Portraits will not be shipped until these have been cleared or payments have been received. Full payment is due upon completion of the portrait. Turn around time is 2 weeks for each stage of the portrait which include: three-value sketch, color sketch, and oil or pastel painting, which is 6 weeks total. Prices for paintings are listed below by size.
6 x 6 inches : $120
8 x 10 inches: $180
10 x 10 inches: $200
12 x 12 inches: $240
12 x 24: $280
Here are some examples of commissioned artwork that Jodie has done for others.
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