quote:Originally posted by VinToronto:quote:Originally posted by wine+art:quote:Originally posted by VinToronto:
Me too. Commissioning a piece of art is a little unnerving.
I have never been obligated to buy if I did not love a commissioned work. Are you committed, regardless?
No. But it would be awkward if...
It should not be, Vin. A no go is more common than you may think.
You are already a client of his, and clearly have interest in more of his work. The only question is which work, and that can not be guaranteed in advance.
There are rules, nuances and in someways a rhythm in the art world, but candid and transparent communication should never include awkwardness.
You are wanting and willing to buy more of his work. The only question is, which work?
I have 25+ years of experience in this game, and a game/business it is. It is not uncommon for the artist to share his vision and outline with you along the way.
Always remember, the artist should want to exceed your expectation, and should understand this is the best way to sell you a third piece even before you buy your second work.