FAQ

 

 What is a collaboration? A collaboration takes place when an arrangement is made in which two or more parties work jointly towards a common goal.

What is the make art your own collaborative abstract painting project? The goal of this project is to help you find inspiration, express it in your personal creative style, and to connect you with a new sense of freedom, joy, and love. You and I will work together to create a unique abstract painting which reflects your personal visions and insights. The final piece will feature work from your make art your own painting journal combined with a composition of my design.

What is included in the price of the make art your own collaborative abstract painting project? Included in the package are two interviews (one initial and the other secondary), the make your own art complete painting journal package, a collaborative abstract painting on gallery style wooden panel made in the USA or frameable canvas, taxes, and shipping.

What is the make your own art painting journal? An 8.5” x 11.25” hardback journal which is not only used to house and protect your work, but also doubles as a tabletop easel for convenience while you work, 10 pieces of 8” x 11” canvas paper primed and ready for painting, and beginner painting tips.

What is the make your own art complete painting journal package? The complete package contains everything you need to work in your journal so that you are ready to paint whenever inspiration strikes. The complete package comes with an 8.5” x 11.25” hardback journal which is not only used to house and protect your work, but also doubles as a tabletop easel for convenience while you work, 10 pieces of 8” x 11” canvas paper primed and ready for painting, 6 - 4 oz acrylic paint tubes, 6 short handled paint brushes, a mixing knife, a pad of palette paper, a professional color wheel, and beginner painting tips.

What happens in the make art your own collaborative abstract painting project interviews? Each of our talks will be approximately 30 minutes to one hour long and will be held on visual digital software such as skype, facetime, or google hangouts. During our calls we’ll focus on a few key questions designed to help you find inspiration, express yourself abstractly, and to embrace your personal style of creativity. We’ll also discuss your desired outcome for the project and some practice we can use to get there. Generally, the interviews take place at the beginning and the middle of the project.

What if I want to skip the interviews? The interviews are not optional with any of the packages. Our communication is necessary during the entirety of the project. An additional call can be arranged by appointment and a shared file will be created to share images.

What sizes options are available for the make art your own abstract painting? Size varies and final dimensions for collaborations are agreed upon at the end of first the interview. Options are: 36” x 36” or 30” x 30” Square; 36” x 48” or 30” x 40” Rectangle. Larger sizes can be negotiated. The smallest size available is 2’ 6” x 2’ 6” square.

What about framing and hanging my make art your own collaborative abstract painting or an original abstract painting?  Canvas paintings do not come with a frame. However, paintings will arrive ready to be framed. The canvas material is back-stapled onto 1” deep stretchers which fit within the parameters of many commercial frame options.  

No framing is necessary for a wooden panel painting. The panels are made of birch and in the USA. Panels are mounted gallery style on to a 2” deep finished pine frame which compliments the modern nature of the abstract painting and mimics the minimalist feel experienced in many galleries.

Is there a deposit for collaborative work? Yes. 1/3 of the total fee is due before the first interview.

How will I be charged for collaborative paintings? Fees are broken down into 3 payments, each equaling 1/3 of total price.  A deposit of 1/3 of total will be due at the initial interview. The second payment is due prior to the beginning of work on the final collaborative abstract painting. The 3rd and final payment is due upon the completion of the abstract painting and prior to shipping.

All collaboration works are subject to the fees schedule outlined in the Commission Agreement which is available for review before beginning a project.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my interviews? Appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours’ notice could incur administration fees of up to an additional $300.

What if I want to end my collaboration contract/agreement? If cancelled before the first interview, partial payment will be returned minus the cost and fees of all previously shipped items and minus a $300 administrative fee. If cancellation occurs after the second interview has been conducted the first payment is forfeited and due to the work and supplies already invested into the project only 50% of the second payment will be returned minus a $300 administration fee. Cancellation after the abstract painting has been completed but prior to shipping will result in forfeiture of the first two payments and a $500 administrative fee will be assessed. Client forfeits all rights to physical possession of any phase of the artwork upon contract cancellation with the exception of client’s own make art your own painting journal and any artwork contained within created exclusively by the client.

What size are your original abstract paintings? Sizes and materials vary and are listed within the description of each piece.

What sizes are available for prints? Print size options vary from piece to piece and are listed within the description of each print. If you are not finding the size option your looking for please contact us to determine if any additional dimensions may be available. We will do our best to accommodate your specific needs.

How can I check on the progress of my make art your own collaborative abstract painting? Progress checks are arranged via appointment and conducted online.

How long will it take for me to get my finished make art your own collaborative abstract painting? Usually 6-8 weeks after the completion of the painting journal and our second interview.

What is the return policy for your make art your own collaborative abstract painting project? Completed make art your own collaborative abstract painting projects are not eligible for a refund and are subject to the cancellation terms outlined in the Commission Agreement.

Where can I find a copy of the Commission Agreement? Click here.

What is your return or exchange policy for a gicleé print? Due to the custom nature of our gicleé prints full refunds are not available on any purchase. Gicleé prints returned in undamaged original condition are eligible for a refund within 15 days of delivery date and will be assessed the cost of return shipping plus a 15% service fee. Gicleé prints being returned for exchange will receive credit applicable on future purchases. All gicleé print returns and exchanges must include the gicleé print’s accompanying Certificate of Authenticity in order to initiate a refund. Gicleé prints returned without their Certificate of Authenticity will not be refunded or exchanged.  

What is your return policy for the make art your own painting journal packages? Unused make art your own painting journal packages and supplies may be returned within 30 days for a refund minus cost of return shipping. Used make art your own painting journal packages or supplies are ineligible for a refund.

What is the return policy for your original paintings? Original paintings in undamaged condition must be returned within 15 days of delivery date in order to be eligible for a partial refund.  Each returned original painting will be assessed the cost of shipping plus a 15% service fee.

What kind of payments do you take? Visa, MC, PayPal.

Is there Sales Tax? Maryland State 6% Sales Tax has been factored into the final quoted price of each product. Any other additional taxes are to be paid by the client.

What are delivery options?  All products shipped within the continental US travel by UPS regular ground delivery. International shipping is available upon request with acceptance of additional terms and fees.

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