The Basic Payment Plan
The most basic payment plan is the One-Third Plan. It is the most common payment plan among portrait artists and it is very simple.
- One third of the price of the portrait is paid when the portrait is ordered and the contract signed
- One third is paid upon approval of the preliminary design
- The balance is paid upon approval of the final painting and before the painting is delivered
But those ‘one thirds’ can amount to a pretty good sized chunk of change if you happen to be interested in a larger or more complicated portrait. Think of it as trying to buy a car with one-third payments.
People don’t buy cars with three payments. They buy cars on a monthly payment plan. That’s why I offer the “Get That Painting” Plan.
The “Get That Painting” Plan
So what is “Get That Painting”?
It’s a layaway plan for portraits!
This plan enables you to purchase a portrait and pay for it with payments you can live with. “Get That Painting” payments may be made for as few as four months or as many as twelve months. With this program, you have up to one full year to make full payment.
Payments are made on a regular, monthly basis until the portrait is paid for. Work on the portrait can begin on your painting as soon as the one-third deposit has been reached or at any time afterward.
You may even wait until the project is completely paid for to begin work. Whatever fits into your working schedule and budget.
Whichever timetable you choose, your portrait will be shipped upon receipt of the final payment. Full payment may be made at any time and you are also welcome to make larger than scheduled payments.
Payments can be set up subscription-style through PayPal, you can manually make credit card payments (also through PayPal,) or you can pay by personal check each month.
As long as payments are made on time, there is no interest. Late or missed payments will be assessed 1% interest on the late payment, with the additional charges added to the final payment.
Payment in Full with Order
You may also make payment in full when you place your order. Full payment up front earns you a 10% discount and avoids delays in delivery of your portrait due to missed or late payments.
Other Payment Options
If there is a payment option that is more comfortable for you and your budget, let me know. I’m more than happy to work out a schedule of payments and work that will be to our mutual advantage.
Method of Payment
Whatever plan we set up, you have several options for making those payments. Cash and personal checks are always acceptable, but I can also accept payment by many major credit cards through PayPal. All payments through PayPal are guaranteed secure.