Watercolor Commissions by Monika
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.
Receiving a watercolor painting
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.
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. Due to the social distancing guidelines, currently I am unable to meet you in person but that won’t stop us from being able to communicate throughout the process. I’ll want to gather as much information as I can before I get started painting.
We will stay in touch throughout the process and I will check in with you with updates and to answer any of your questions.
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