How To Commission Me
To Do An Original Painting
About Your Family!
What kind of art would I ask for?
The intent is for you to have an original work by fine art humorist Jeff Leedy with the subject matter being someone in your family. It could be a brother, husband, sister, mom, uncle or even your dog. It could be for a birthday, Christmas, an
anniversary, retirement or any reason you might have. And it would be suitable for hanging at home or in the office.
Commercial projects are below and are negotiated differently. See below.
What sizes are available?
A. 16" x 20" $1500
B. 18" x 24" $1950
C. 20" x 30" $2500
D. 24" x 36" $4000
(custom sizes available)
How long will it take?
1-3 months depending on my travel schedule.
What do I need to get it started?
A. Color xeroxes or jpegs of the intended person or pet.
B. A written stream of consciousness on the intended subject-everything you can think of so I get to know them well enough to be funny about them. No worries about grammar or spelling- just rattle on please!
C. A deposit of 50%- check or credit card.
How will we work together?
After I receive the 3 things to get started, I will submit a few sketches in B&W for your approval and discussion within 1-2 weeks. That's where we negotiate what is actually in the final painting.
I don't start the finished artwork until you have approved these B&W sketches- that way you know exactly what is going to be in the painting.
Please scroll down to view other Commission paintings I have done.
Eric The Bird Dog Man
I decided to give my bird hunting husband a surprise for his 50th birthday. I told Jeff he loves to go with his 6 shaggy retrievers, shoot 'em, bag 'em, and then return to camp to enjoy martinis around the portable fire pit. Jeff reversed a few things to create a classic and hilarious painting which blew Eric away. We love it.
Thanks, Kim C.
Watch Out Imelda.
This woman's sister commissioned me to visualize her sister's fantasy of a walk-in closet with hundreds of shoes in oak and glass cases that actually revolve. Very specific, so much so she needs a custodian to watch over them.
I think this is a fantasy many women can relate to. Yes?
And after finishing this painting, the sister and I negotiated this title and both cracked up when we said it.
Badge. Suave, Debonair & Drooling.
Roxy. Good Thing They Have So Much To Work With.
I contacted Jeff to do two special pieces memorializing my two boxer dogs that had passed a while back. They meant so much to me because they kept me sane thru a very difficult divorce.
I wanted to use Jeff's humor to show their distinct personalities because they were so much "family" to me.Badge was the crotch hound who once spotted one of my friends peering into my refrigerator- he came up right behind her and "bopped" her you know where right into it. And Jeff took that male quality and transformed it into a Hugh Hefner scene with champagne and smoking robe while his amor waited in the boudoir.
Roxy was a prissy sort who once backed away from a man with dirty hands. Jeff put her in the beauty parlor being attended to with such an air of elegance.Both were hysterical and right on to their personalities. I hung them in my dining room with elegant frames and still love them.---Martha L.
Golf Carts Just Weren't Fast Enough For Jack.
General Jack Chain's daughter-in-law wanted a special commission for the retired General's 70th birthday.
I reviewed all the pictures and articles she sent me, their Colorado home, his stint on the National Security Council, his war efforts and determined that there was absolutely nothing funny about this man. He was a straight shooter with no eccentricities. He did ski and play golf and used to fly some serious jets in his day.
So I decided to put him on a golf course, big scenery in the background and add his jet fighter plane on the golf cart path with his clubs in the cockpit. Mind you, this was 3 ft. wide and 2 ft. high on canvas. I sent the art to her in Las Vegas, she framed it and carried all the way to the east coast framed to give it to him at his 70th birthday celebration.
Well, his family and Jack loved it.
Oh yes, my wife came up with the title!
Chuck, his brother Gerry told me, always falls asleep in front of the TV dreaming he, yes he, is going to be an NBA basketball star.
Not at 62 you don't Chuck, sorry!! This one was pure fantasy and I loved doing it!
His family hooted and at that moment I think Chuck realized that this was as close as he would ever get to being in the NBA.