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LET'S GET STARTED
There are three main questions to ask in order to get started that are pretty easy.
PRETTY EASY, RIGHT?
THAT IS IT
That is pretty much what I need to know to narrow down what option would be the best fit. We can go over site design wants once we get started. Basically I just need to know if you have a color in mind or wanting a certain look. Like Hey! I want wood elements, or make it rustic and earthy, or make it spa calm, Perfect! You got it!
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Painting SizesThe following sizes and compositions (see table below) are a guide to the standard dimensions for traditional portrait paintings. The size of the subject’s head will be close to actual life size in these paintings, producing a portrait that will have good presence in a room and good detail when viewed close-up. The larger the painting, the larger the room it must be hung in. I also can paint larger than life scale on a larger canvas. (see the Faux Hawk Painting) Please measure the wall space you have to narrow down a size. Other compositions such as horizontal-format paintings are used for group portraits and reclining figures. Portraits | Wildlife | Pets | Still Life Created in Oils or Acrylics
What are the fees to get started?Payment in full or 50% non refundable down payment is due to hold your spot to get started. The remainder is due before shipment of painting. Does not include taxes and shipping costs.
How to get started?Before you approach the artist you may want to answer these questions yourself so you are able to clearly convey your expectations. What size would you like your painting to be? Determine where this painting will be on the wall. Do you feel strongly that certain colors or shades of color should be included in the painting? If so be sure to let the artist know. What is your budget? Be honest with yourself and the artist. If your budget is tight let the artist know. Sandy might be able to work with you to let you know how to decrease your costs.
Return PolicySince all work is custom all work is non refundable.
How much does a painting cost?How much does a painting cost? Let's get some more info before I quote you a price. Photos would be very helpful for me to help you decide what panel/canvas size would be appropriate and if you would like larger than life size or traditional sizing, and that will largely determine cost. Things I would need to know. How many subjects? How much of the subjects are showing? Head up, Shoulders up, etc. How large roughly? Background? What is your budget? Be honest with yourself and the artist. If your budget is tight let the artist know. Sandy might be able to work with you to let you know how to decrease your costs. (Prices do not include Colorado tax, framing, or cost of shipping.) *Sizes are approximate, can be varied **There will be an additional charge for elaborate backgrounds, hands, or the inclusion of pets, to be determined by the artist.
How can I schedule a call to go over my website needs?Click the link below to schedule a free 15 minute consultation. https://square.site/book/6XQJGSMSGFS7Y/clifton-designs
DisclaimerThe paintings that I paint are in fact that, paintings. They are not photo copies of photos nor are they true to form. They are my version of expressionism style. To see samples of my work and my kind of style that I paint please view my website. Colors will vary and will not be exact, details in photos will not be exact, this will be a painting and with that my interpretation, and style will be applied. By purchasing a painting from me you agree to the above statement.
What is an oversized painting?An oversized painting is where the subject matter takes up almost the entire canvas and is blown up really large. See the Faux Hawk painting in my slideshow for an example. Extra colors can be added.
What type of image do I need to provide?Please provide a very high file format, clear, non blurry, non pixelated, photograph that you would like painted. What I need are large enough images that the details of a person's face and/or other features you'd like included in the piece (hands feet, shoulders, etc.) are readily visible, and in sharp focus. If the image is emailed to me, the resolution will have to be strong enough that when I print it, all details are visible and focused.
Do you paint from real life or a photograph?Paintings are created using a high quality photograph as a reference.
When will my painting be started?Paintings are worked on from a first paid first work on basis. You will be notified once painting process begins if there is a wait list. A retainer is required to hold your spot if there is a wait list.
For over a decade, Clifton Designs has been creating custom and creative Wix website designs for businesses large and small. "As an artist I am extremely visual. That means that each website that I create is unique, creative, streamlined, and custom. You will not find any cookie cutter designs here unless you choose a template."
THE NEED TO KNOW
COMMON WEBSITE MISTAKES
1. NO CLEAR CALL TO ACTION.
This is the most common missing piece of websites today, missing call to actions. Include these: Get Started, Contact Us, Sign Up Now, Add to Cart, Call Now, Book Now.
2. WEAK SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SE0)
Add long-tail keywords instead of just a single word. Add these to all pages including the back-end of any page you have. Keep it natural. Ex. Bathroom Remodel. Use instead: How much does a bathroom remodel cost?
3. NOT POSTING QUALITY CONTENT ON THE REGULAR
Build those relationships and keep having your customers come back with fresh new content.
4. NOT HAVINGE A SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
Connect with your customers, often! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest. Post, and post often! This is a great way to build customer loyalty and expand to new maarkets.
5. NOT HAVING A MOBILE SITE
This matters! You can't just have a website made for a desktop computer. You have to have a functioning and good looking mobile website design as well.