WHAT IS A COMMISSION?
A commission is a custom work of art created specifically for the client.
 
WHAT SUBJECTS CAN BE COMMISSIONED?
Richard J Oliver makes both Landscape and figurative Portrait commissions. The commission can be inspired by one of Richards existing studies, reference photographs or a photograph provided by the client.
 
ARE COMMISSIONS FRAMED?
Commission prices do not include the cost of framing however since Richard J Oliver does all framing in-house, custom frames may be designed and created for an additional agreed fee between the artist and client. Frames typically add between 2 and 8 inches to the canvas size.
 
WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR A CUSTOM COMMISSION?
Prices are approximately $3.40 per square inch.
 
HOW MUCH WILL SHIPPING/DELIVERY COST?
Shipping costs vary depending on the size of the painting. For smaller painting, shipping is included. For medium sized paintings (720 to 1,296 sq. in.) a shipping quote will be provided. 
 
Richard J Oliver Gallery offers delivery and pick up options for collectors in the Southern California area. 
 
IS THERE A DEPOSIT?
There is a 50% refundable deposit. The deposit is refundable at any point of the commission process, and can either be canceled by Richard J Oliver or the client. The remaining half shall be paid upon completion of the painting. Richard J Oliver accepts credit card, check, and/or cash. Paypal and Venmo are also accepted forms of payment.
 
WHAT IS THE TIMELINE?
After the 50% deposit is received, the client is added to the commission wait list. Richard J Oliver works on commissions in the order they are received. Currently, the commission turnaround time is 6 months.