Commissioned Artwork

created especially for you in your choice of colors and size

About Commissioned Work

Commissioned artwork is created after you order, allowing you to specify dimensions and color.  To be certain their paintings will match their decor, our collectors have sent pictures of their homes, swatches of fabric, and dimensions of their furniture.  That’s great!  We’re happy when you’re happy.  

At DeepUrban, we offer both commissioned works and gallery inventory (or, “in-stock”) paintings.  If we can re-create a work we’ve already painted and/or sold, we offer it in our “Commissioned Paintings” section.  

Your Choice of Colors

Love one of our painting designs but wish it had different colors?  Warm colors, instead of earth tones, perhaps?  Blues and greens instead of orange and black?  Want to match your curtains, your wall color…or your cat?*   We can do that.  

Your Choice of Sizes

Love one of our in-stock paintings, but need it in a different size?  We can do that, too.  For paintings with stretcher bars included (see “About Stretching” here), there are many sizes available to choose from.  If you’re going to have your painting stretched or if you’ll be stretching it DIY, you can choose whatever dimensions you wish.

The Cost of Commissioned Work

We do not charge extra for commissioned work.  Our paintings are priced based upon the size and stretching option you choose.  In order for us to begin work, we’ll need a nominal, $50, non-refundable deposit.

Time to Completion

It usually takes between 1 and 3 weeks for us to finish and ship a commissioned work.  We’ll keep you up-to-date on our progress and send you a tracking number when your painting has shipped.

How to Order

Send your $50 deposit.  That’s it.  We’ll get to work on your painting and send you pictures when we’re finished.  If you like your painting, complete your purchase, and we’ll ship your painting right out.  Your payment is secure, we don’t store or even see your credit card information, and we offer free shipping in the continental US and inexpensive shipping most everywhere else.  If you live outside the continental US, please contact us before your purchase to be certain we can ship your painting to your location.

Question: “Will a commissioned painting look exactly like the pictures I see here on DeepUrban.com?”

Our style of painting (abstract expressionism, or “action painting”) doesn’t lend itself to exact copying.  However, the commissioned paintings we create exhibit the same colors, style, and general composition as the original works that inspire them.  Here are three examples:

Example 1
a different size

Rapids Series #1, tall version
Over the Rapids (original)
This painting's buyer wanted a smaller size to fit their wall.

Example 2
a different colors & size

A Happy Place (original)
A-Happy-Place-II
This painting's buyer requested slightly different dimensions and a little more yellow in the composition.

Example 3
same color and size

Budgie I
Budgie I (Original)
This was the second of a pair of paintings sold to the same buyer.

As you can see, the style, colors and basic composition remained very much the same, even when the size and dimensions changed.

Cohesive Collections

Some clients want to buy a group of similar, but not identical, paintings in order to display them as a collection. Below, is one such collection, four paintings that were created to form a cohesive—yet not too similar—group:

If You Don’t Love It…

We’ll send you pictures of your commissioned painting before you complete your purchase.  If you don’t love it, you can walk away with no hard feelings, and we’ll place the painting in our gallery inventory for someone else to love.  The most you have to lose is your $50 commission deposit.  That said, we want to reassure you: this has happened exactly twice.  Both times, we agreed with the client; the paintings just weren’t as nice as the originals (sometimes, lightning can’t strike twice), so we refunded their “non-refundable” deposit.  The Golden Rule is an oldie, but a goodie.

*We’re not joking about the cat thing.   🙂