Commission accepted for WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS from your photos for people, buildings, and animals.

Now available through TRUNK SHOWS. CLICK HERE for details on hosting a show.


Sketches Pricing copy

Sketches: A watercolor painting that is either faceless or painted from the back view of the subject/s with either a simple background or no background. Buildings and animals are also included in sketch pricing.


Portrait pricing copy

 Portrait: A watercolor painting that includes the facial features of subjects. Portraits are only available in watercolor at this time.


Commissioning your Painting

I have worked with commissioned paintings everyday since 2006 and I look forward to hearing from you about yours. Click on the contact tab to start the conversation today!

The process for commissioning a painting is listed below:

1. Select your photo.

  • Good photographs make good paintings. Look for pictures that are taken in good light and are on the eye level of your subjects. Ask yourself before sending the portrait picture: Is this a clear photograph (high pixels, close up, etc.) Are their eyes open and mouth closed? Look for natural pose pictures. Paintings of people in a natural playful pose look better than a smile at the camera painting. Try to capture your children playing when they are not looking.  
  • Amanda is available to take portraits pictures in central Alabama. Please click on the contact tab above and send a message for more information.
  • You must have your photographers permission BEFORE sending their photograph.
  • Multiple photos are often helpful.

2. E-mail selected photos. Include in your e-mail:

  • Size of painting desired.
  • Any changes you would like to the original photograph (i.e. clothing, combining pictures, etc.)
  • Your photograph. Please note: If you use the above contact tab Amanda will have to first respond to your e-mail before you can attach a picture.

3. You should receive a response to your e-mail within 24 hours.

  • If you do not receive a response please resend your original request. E-mail are sometimes unintentionally overlooked, but we try to answer every request in a timely manner.

4. You will receive a timeline of how long the process will take.

  • Time frames usually run six to eight weeks, but during the holiday season this can be longer.
  • Your timeline will start once the artist has received you photographs, all the details have been worked out and you have paid for your painting.

5. A paypal invoice will be sent to the e-mail used by the customer, unless otherwise requested. 

  • Checks may be mailed to the artist. Address will be provided upon request.
  • All Alabama residents subject to a 10% sales tax
  • All invoices over 30 days past due are subject to a 10% fee.

6. A proof of your painting will be e-mail to you for approval and MINOR changes.

  • Major changes should have been discussed when you sent the original e-mail.

7. Once approved, your painting is ready to be shipped or picked up.  

  • Shipping charges for one 8×10 painting is $6, an 11×14 painting is $8 and  larger paintings will be $15
  • Paintings will be taken to the post office one day per week. If you need you painting by specific date, please mention in original e-mail. Rush fee may apply.