Watercolor Commissions by Monika Arturi
A watercolor commission is a wonderful way to bring custom artwork into your home or give as a unique, personal, and memorable gift. I create colorful paintings that bring you in and transport you. See some examples below.
Give a watercolor painting
Give a one-of-a-kind, personalized gift. Receiving a commissioned piece of art is a special gift. It’s some of my favorite work when I can honor a moment or memory for someone.
Watercolor paints and papers have come a long way and offer improved archival properties. I use the highest quality artist grade paints and papers to create your art work. I take the upmost care to protect their high quality so they will last generations to come. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see a list of my materials.
“Her talent is just exceptional. When I received the final work of art, I had tears in my eyes it was so beautiful. I am very happy and recommend her highly.”
“Thank you so much… your work is beautiful!”
“My parents loved it and it’s hanging in prime position in our living room”
“It’s AMAZING. You did such a great job.”
“Wow Monika. It’s amazing. It’s literally what I had in my head!”
“This is amazing. All of the details truly I am so happy with it.”
“I saw the final version and I love it!! It’s exactly what I was looking for and I know my mom will love it!”
“It’s just beautiful! I am so excited to give her the gift”
I create both studio and on-location, also known as Plein air, watercolor paintings. I can work from your reference photo(s) in the studio or visit the location or subject for a Plein air painting.
Before I get started, we’ll discuss these details and I will also ask you some questions to help me create a truly one-of-a-kind painting.
Commission a painting:
Watercolors for gift and decor
You can commission paintings for your home or as gift. Here are some ideas:
- Wedding or anniversary gift
- Birthday gifts
- Graduation gift
- Retirement gift
- Celebrating the birth of a child
- A housewarming gift
- Painting of a favorite photo
- On-location, Plein air, painting of a new home or event
- Custom abstract piece to match the current colors in the room
I’m Monika Arturi, a watercolor artist and web developer living in downtown Chicago Illinois. Art has been a part of my life ever since I can remember and watercolors have been my favorite medium for the past 20 years or so. I love its versatility, tranquility, and ease of travel. I paint in studio and on-location, also known as en plein air painting and enjoy urban sketching from the spring through fall. Although 2020 has changed things for all of us.
I love working on watercolor commission pieces. With each piece I have a chance to contribute a bit of happiness into this world and I really enjoy that.
When you commission a painting from me, we’ll first chat to discuss what you had in mind and details about the subject. This can happen over email, a phone call, or in person. Whatever you’re comfortable with. I’ll want to gather as much information as I can before I get started painting.
We stay in touch throughout the process and I will upload photos and videos of the painting process so you can provide your feedback and any questions you have.
Once the painting is completed, I will contact you and either hand deliver or ship the painting to you.
Tools and materials that I use to create the watercolor commission
Watercolors are my passion so I spend a lot of time researching and trying out tools and materials. Below I’ve listed my current favorite paints, brushes and paper. You can make a request if you have a preference.
Visit their website for more detailed information or contact me with any questions.
Isabey Mop and Kolinsky natural hair Watercolor brushes