|Sample Contract for a Portrait Commission
Artist: Maria Awad
Description of Commission:
Maria Awad agrees to paint in oil a portrait or other painting for (Purchaser) of (Subject) based on photograph(s) that (Purchaser) provides. The portrait will be ( X inches) and will be painted on cotton duck stretched on wooden supports suitable for framing. The painting will be of the (head/shoulders) of the subject on a plain background. The painting will be completed no later than ___________.
(Purchaser) agrees to the total cost of ($________) for this painting and will pay a deposit of ($ 50% ) at the start of the project and ($ balance + S&H) upon completion and before delivery. A digital photo will be emailed to (Purchaser) prior to shipping. This price does not include framing costs.
In the event of a cancellation by (Purchaser), Maria Awad will retain the deposit of ($ 50% ) and any artwork produced.
Satisfaction is assured. However, if (Purchaser) is dissatisfied with the artwork even after Maria Awad's best efforts to reach (Purchaser's) satisfaction, Maria Awad will retain the deposit of ($ 50% ) and any artwork produced.
(Purchaser) acknowledges that Maria Awad will always own the copyright and the right to show the painting in her portfolio. Maria Awad will retain slides, photographs and/or computer images of the painting for use in exhibits, competitions or publications. She will maintain the anonymity of the subject.