Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. How long does it take to do a custom artwork?
  2. Do you take foreign orders?
  3. How do I pay for the artwork?
  4. Can I send you pictures VIA email?
  5. Do you offer gift certificates?
  6. What do you charge?
  7. Do you offer wholesale prices?
  8. What if I don't like the artwork?
  9. What if I only want the artwork re-worked?
  10. What do you need to do a House Portrait?
  11. What do you need for a commissioned aircraft?
  1. Who owns the copyright?
  2. I don't see a print of what I need...
  3. Do you do color
  4. Do you do portraits of people?
  5. Do you do portraits of pets?
  6. Can you take the House Portrait photographs for me?
  7. Do you paint?
  8. Do you offer a catalog?
  9. Would you add a link to my website?
  10. My house is falling apart, can you fix it?
  11. Do you have a Privacy Policy?
  12. Wait, you didn't answer my question!

How long does it take to do a custom artwork?

Generally, that depends on how busy I am. If I have the time to sit down and work on it straight, it takes about two weeks to complete the artwork and get it posted in the mail. I usually ask my customers to give me at least 4-6 weeks, but will do it faster if work load permits.


Do you take foreign orders?

Yes, if charged with a Visa or Mastercard.


How do I pay for the artwork?

I accept Visa, Mastercharge, check or money order. If using a charge card, please send the name on the card, charge number, expiration date, billing address (if different from mailing or shipping address) with the order. If you are paying by check or money order, send it in with your order. I do not deposit checks or process credit card numbers until the artwork is packed and ready for shipping.


Can I send you pictures VIA email?

Yes, please feel free to send any hi-resolution pictures via email attachments. For best results make sure the pictures are in jpg/JPEG mode.


Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes, I do offer gift certificates for original (or commissioned) artwork. Certificates, especially for House Portraits are useful for donating to charitable events, or to give as a unique gift, where you may not have access to the subject house for purposes of photographing. They may also be ordered, if I cannot get an artwork done in time for a special occasion due to my workload.


What do you charge?

The standard original or commissioned artwork (either 10 X 13 or 11 X 14) is priced at $100.00 plus $6.00 postage/handling if shipped. Larger sizes (17 X 20) is priced at $250.00 plus $6.00 postage/handling if shipped. Prints are $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00 plus $6.00 shipping. All virginian residence must add 4.5% tax. Colorizing using color pencils is $5.00 extra per artwork.


Do you offer wholesale prices?

Please send me an email to inquire about rates.


What if I don't like the artwork?

All artwork is 100% guarenteed except shipping. If the artwork is not what you envisioned, or is incorrect, send it back and I will be glad to rework the artwork, or refund your money back.


What if I only want the artwork re-worked. Is there any extra costs?

I will not ask for any additional funding unless there is a size change, and then I will ask the difference between the sizes. Remember I am offering a 100% guarentee.


What do you need to do a House Portrait?

I would like you to send several different photos of the house, identifing which photo view you favor. Three-quarter views are the best. If there is heavy vegetation, move a few feet on either side and take additional photos so that I can see hidden details. Please let me know if there is any vegetation you would like to remain in the picture. I will create the house portraits without blocking trees, but I do preserve bushes and ground plants and flowers. All photos will be returned with the completed artwork.


What do you need for a commissioned aircraft?

If a particular individual's aircraft is desired, I need to know the serial numbers, unit badges and marking for the aircraft. While I can research an aircraft marking (if I have the year of service), it would be good to have a photo pf the aircraft if possible.


Who owns the copyright? I do! Unless you are a commercial venture, and have secured the copyright from me specifically, I claim copyright ownership for all artwork created by me. You may use the image to have notecards or postcards produced for personal use only. A scanned of the artwork may be made for use on a non-commercial website. Any commercial use of the artwork without prior permission from me is forbidden. For more information on Copyrights, click here.


I don't see a print of what I need and cannot afford a commissioned artwork, what can I do?

Chances are that someday, I will be doing the particular type of aircraft that you are looking for. If you send me an email asking about a certain aircraft, I will put you in my list for inquiries. Usually, if I get a lot of requests for a particular aircraft, I may create the aircraft and offer both the original prints for sale.


Do you do color?

I will colorize a print or artwork using color pencil. Usually this techniques works well in some cases and in others the effect leaves little for desire. I am working out a couple of techniques, including color washes. I will post on the website the results of that research and experimentation.


Do you do portraits of people?

As you can see, I have a lot of experience with both the Aviation Artwork as well as the House Portraits. This is because I done hundreds and had a lots of practice. This is not true of human portraits. Since I don't normally do portaits, each one is a challenge and is new territory for me and my skills. Some I have done in the past have come out very well, and some, even after multiple tries, just fail to capture the essense of the subject. This is another area I will be attempting to increase my skills.


Do you do portraits of pets?

See FAQ about portraits of people


Can you take the House Portrait photographs for me?

Yes, If you live locally (within 25 miles of Hampton, Virginia). I charge $20.00 extra for this service. If you live outside of the 25 mile radious (like Hawaii), and want to pay full expenses including transportation, lodging and meals, just send me an email for me to consider. Seriously, if you cannot take a photograph yourself, because of skill level, lack of equipment, distant or lack of time, contact a local (to the subject house) Realitor and see if they can perform this service for you for a small fee. Most Real Estate offices are equiped to take pictures and know the area.


Do you paint?

Yes, I do, but I do not accept painting commissions. When I paint, it is for my own vision, satisfaction and enjoyment. You will find these paintings available for sale from time to time on the website.


Do you offer a catalog?

This website is my catalog. In the future I may offer a printer-friendly page with a copy of all prints available on a single page for printing.


Would you add a link to my website?

On my commercial websites, I will certainly add a link to your site in exchange for a link on your site to my website. I have a banner set up here and would like to have some sort of graphic/banner from your site. In some cases I may be able to 'create' a suitable banner from a graphical element located on your site if you don't have one ready made. I do check these links on occasion, and if the link is dead, or if I cannot find my link on your site, your information will be removed. Interested? just send me an email with the linking details.

NOTE Commercial sites only! I will not link to a site that I find repulsive (ie porn), of questional business practices (spam emailers or MLMs) or of a philosphy I do not agree with (wiccan, sites featuring hate-speech or non-traditional family subjects). While you are free to practice and express your own beliefs, desires and views, if I don't want to be associated with them, allow me that freedom.


My house is falling apart, can you fix it?

I had a client who sent me several pictures of victorian houses from Cambridge, Massachusetts, all in various states of disrepair. The finished artworks included 'missing' banister spindles, 'repaired' shutters, 'tamed' shrubs and other cosmetic fixes.


Do you have a Privacy Policy?

Yes indeed we do, and you can find our policy here.


Wait, you didn't answer my question!

Then send me an email with your question and I will get back to you with an answer.


 

 

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