“Artistic expression allows us to represent with deep significance, reflecting not just the physical qualities of things but also their essence; an expression of the interconnected relationship of many things over time.”
Commission an original watercolor illustration of a special animal or object:
a family pet
favorite animal or totem
significant talisman or amulet
meaningful religious or spiritual symbol
The Collaborative Process & Time Frame:
After purchasing a commission, we begin with a consultation to explore the theme and select from your best reference images. Following this consultation, Joanna will provide a commission project summary and a booking date when creation of the artwork can begin. With your approval of the summary, the booking date is secured. Artwork creation and framing takes 4-6 weeks from the booking date.
Materials & Framing:
The artwork is sketched and painted in watercolor and gouache on 140lb cold-press cotton paper. After the piece is completed, it is professionally framed at the studio using conservation materials. Frames are a classic design in solid wood made by Michael from locally sourced hardwoods. Each frame is finished with a protective seal of clear varnish.
Each Commission Includes:
consultation with Joanna to explore the commission
signed original watercolor illustration
conservation framing in custom hardwood
signed certificate of authenticity
notecard from the artist’s collection
shipping within the Continental US
Each commission includes shipping within the Continental US. For shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, or International locations, please contact us and we will provide a shipping quote. Artwork is fully insured for shipment and a tracking number is provided by email when the artwork is on its way to the requested destination.
Sizes & Options:
Select from three options below. A choice of square or rectangle format is available in the small and medium options. For custom sizes, please get in touch and we will provide a quote.
SMALL: 14” x 18” or 16” x 16”
MEDIUM: 16“ x 20” or 20” x 20”
LARGE: 24” x 36”