The artist then works up a sketch or paints a small study for you to approve. He or she will also photograph their work about halfway through, to be sure they’re on the right track. At this point, you’ll discuss framing, patina, etc.
The minute I walked into Mountain Trails Fine Art in Santa Fe and saw the work of Jessica Garrett I believed I had finally found the artist we had been seeking for 6 years. I asked the gallery if Jessica Garrett would take a commission. Response was yes. We contacted Jessica and provided her with a photo of Torrey Pines and spoke with her about the space that we needed to fill and how important the light would be to us and the space. She sent us interim photo's of the work and I even visited her to see the painting in its infancy. It was such a positive experience and now we have the painting of our dreams for our space. Many thanks to Jessica, a very talented young artist, and to the gallery for such professional but friendly service. " -Leslie Harnish