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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the artwork take?

Drawings generally take 2-3 hours, watercolors take 3-4 hours, and acrylic paintings require me to set up before the event, so I can get in a full 5 hours to finish the work. No matter how long your event is, however, I will make sure the artwork is completed and perfect before you receive it, even if that means an overnight trip to my studio! However, I have never yet had to take a painting home for overnight work! I just leave it as an option, in case I ever run across an evening so complex and crazy that it needs more time.

What materials do you use for the artwork?

All of my materials are archival and museum quality, so that your painting or drawing is heirloom quality. Drawings are created on cold-press archival cotton paper, with charcoal/ink and fixative, watercolors are created on cold-press archival cotton paper with winsor & newton watercolor paint, and acrylic paintings are created on stretched cotton canvas with golden artist acrylic paint and winsor & newton professional acrylic paint.

Does the artwork come framed?

The acrylic paintings are finished on a canvas that you could potentially hang on your wall, the minute you get home. It's up to you how/if you want to frame them. The watercolors and the drawings will require framing, for the artwork's protection from damage and for proper display. 

Do you need the venue to bring anything for you?

I bring all my own gear, including my easel, painting table, materials, a light to see by, and a water jar! All I need is a place to get water (which is never a problem) and an electrical outlet close by, in case I need to plug in my light.

Are you willing to travel?

Of course! If the drive is over an hour from my home-base of Atlanta, Ga, I only ask that my travel costs be covered by the client. If the venue is more than three hours away by car, the client must provide a plane ticket, and a hotel room for one night if I can't catch a red-eye after the event is over. 

I want you to paint my wedding ceremony. Can you?

Sometimes. Longer ceremonies mean I have enough time to draw all the bridesmaids/groomsmen/officiant/bride/groom/ audience before everyone disperses for the cocktail hour. If your ceremony is short and sweet, you'll be much happier booking me for the reception instead!

You offer a package where you paint the ceremony AND the reception, but you say it's by circumstance only, what does that mean?

If the ceremony is long (longer than 15 min) and the venues of the ceremony and the reception are less than a mile apart, then I can paint two watercolor paintings on your big night. This is a rare and difficult thing to do, so I have to discuss the venue and timing with each individual bride before I agree to this particular package. Sometimes there simply isn't enough time for me to start and finish the ceremony painting, travel to the reception, and start and finish the reception painting too. I want to make sure every event painting is perfect!

I have a small event with a conservative budget, but I still want a painting. Do you offer special deals?

I can create smaller artwork for private parties, intimate family weddings, or even just a holiday party at home. Contact me with your situation and I'll see what I can do for you.
Email Me To Get Started

Want me to paint your wedding? Email me to see my current packages available and get a quote for your event. My schedule generally fills up months in advance, so make sure to contact me asap to book your event. Thanks!

 

8 Responses to "FAQs"

  • Natalie
    June 23, 2015 - 6:18 pm Reply

    I really want a painting done, but am near going over budget would love to hear your prices

    • Maggie
      August 5, 2015 - 4:03 pm Reply

      Email me for pricing!

  • H. Wakem
    August 5, 2015 - 3:48 am Reply

    Do you do commissioned photos?

    If I send you a photo will you paint it and send it back to us?

    Thanks,

    H. Wakem

    • Maggie
      August 5, 2015 - 4:04 pm Reply

      I definitely take commissions, I would to paint something for you! This reddit craziness has made my schedule this month INSANE so there might be a bit of a wait, but email me at iamnotmaggie@gmail.com and I’ll give you pricing options and a deadline to work with!

  • Claire
    August 20, 2015 - 9:58 am Reply

    Hi, I read your price range, and there doesn’t seem to be any mention about commissions for just one photo? Would it be possible for you to gauge the price range for a watercolour painting with one person, two people and three people, all in different paintings? Thank you so much!

    • Maggie
      August 20, 2015 - 9:32 pm Reply

      Hi Claire! Thanks for getting in touch! You can always email me at iamnotmaggie@gmail.com if you want a quote (I don’t always get to my comments on my website as quickly, if I’m busy in the studio):

  • Julia
    October 12, 2015 - 8:00 pm Reply

    Is there an option for a payment plan?

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