Custom Orders

Deposit for Custom Watercolor Portrait


  • Details
    This listing is for the $97 deposit for your custom watercolor portrait. The remainder will be due upon approval and shipment of your completed painting.

    Sizes and Prices:

    11x14: $297
    16x20: $397
    22x28: $497

    These sizes will most likely NOT need custom framing. Prices include shipping and taxes (yay!).

    To Get Started:

    Purchase this listing, then email ( or convo me with the following information:
    - Portrait size
    - Whether you'd like the Classic or Abstract portrait style (see photos above)
    - Any portrait preferences (background color and style, include collar, etc.)
    - Attach your favorite photo(s). If you can, choose close-up photo(s) with good lighting. In rare circumstances, I may refund your deposit in full if I feel I will be unable to paint a successful portrait from your provided photo(s).


    - Portraits take about 6 weeks to complete, and you will be receiving progress photos throughout the process.
    - Please let me know if you are purchasing as a gift and have a specific deadline.
    - When your portrait is complete, I will email you a final photo for you to approve, and then ship your portrait.
    - Your portrait will be signed by me, the artist!
    - I apply 3 coats of Golden UV Archival Varnish to all finished portraits. This adds wonderful light protection to your watercolor.
    - Your portrait includes tips for framing, and will be shipped with acid-free backing board in an archival plastic sleeve. All of this is packaged and shipped in a heavy cardboard envelope.
    - I work really hard to make sure you will LOVE your portrait. If you aren't crazy about the final product, I will work with you to make it right, so don't worry.

    Purchase does not include reproduction rights, and I may create print reproductions of your portrait to use for resale. I also may use your reference image for promotional purposes only. All images are copyrighted, 2017 Aquila Watercolor. By purchasing this deposit you agree to these terms.
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    1 business day

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Digital downloads

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Privacy policy

    I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information

    • To communicate with you about your order
    • To fulfill your order
    • For legal reasons (like paying taxes)