Commissioning a Ken Marshall painting

Cam Houseman

Cam Houseman

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Hi y‘all. I recently heard that Ken Marshall does commissions for paying clients. Does anyone know his email so I can get in touch with him?
 
Cam Houseman

Cam Houseman

Member
thank you so much!! I know exactly what i'll ask. I also can't wait to talk to him
 
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Bob Read

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You’ll be talking to an agent for Ken. You won’t get to talk to Ken until you show them the money.
 
Cam Houseman

Cam Houseman

Member
oh ok. do you know how much it costs? I still want to do it, im just expecting it to be a lot
 
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Bob Read

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It depends on a lot of factors but it’s probably one of those things where if you have to ask how much you probably can’t afford it.
 
Cam Houseman

Cam Houseman

Member
Lets hope not. Best bet is $80+. I'd say the worst would be 200+._
If you had the money what would you commission him to paint for you?
 
TimTurner

TimTurner

Member
Prepare to have your price expectations blown out of the water.

You might find something more in that price range on Fiver or DeviantArt
 
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Bob Read

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Take your price estimates and multiply them by at least 100. We’re talking the big leagues now.
 
Cam Houseman

Cam Houseman

Member
Oh :( i have a small summer job. I get 20 bucks per month. I'd need a real job for two years to ask him for a painting[/QUOTE]
 
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Bob Read

Guest
Sorry to disappoint but some things are beyond our reach. I know a lot of things are beyond mine. You just have to make peace with it.
 
TimTurner

TimTurner

Member
I don‘t want to spoil it, but high or low?
I don't know, but the man has an agent. If the agent is paid $30/hr and spends 30 minutes dealing with your request, then that's at least $15 tacked on to your order minimum, before there's even discussion of the art. And I'll bet it's more than that.

Typical beginning artists charge $20-80 for light to moderate quality pieces. I'd guess someone at Marshall's level for the quality you're thinking of is probably at least $500. If you think of the skill level and the amount of time it takes to paint like that... I'd guess at least 100 hours at $30/hr is likely in the $2000-$5000 range. I wouldn't be surprised if it was higher.
 
Steven Christian

Steven Christian

Member
For an original painting I believe the numbers being posted are low. I'm pretty sure of it because of info I found on the net. Even though what I found is public I don't feel comfortable posting the link. It's his livelihood after all and that should be between him and his customers. But that aside he is my favorite Titanic artist and I have his book and others with his paintings in them. Great artist IMHO. His Zeppelin paintings are pretty impressive too.
 
Cam Houseman

Cam Houseman

Member
Sorry to disappoint but some things are beyond our reach. I know a lot of things are beyond mine. You just have to make peace with it.
Thats a good way to look at it. Maybe you and I will get lucky, w
For an original painting I believe the numbers being posted are low. I'm pretty sure of it because of info I found on the net. Even though what I found is public I don't feel comfortable posting the link. It's his livelihood after all and that should be between him and his customers. But that aside he is my favorite Titanic artist and I have his book and others with his paintings in them. Great artist IMHO. His Zeppelin paintings are pretty impressive too.
thank you. I was planning on asking for a 1912 version of the Bow or Stern wreck. what do you think?
 
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