The process of a commissioned artwork is often a very rewarding for both the artist and client.
Once initial contact has been established with the client time will be set aside to discuss the client’s first thoughts and ideas.  After the initial discussions are complete a number of rough pencil sketches are produced in order to obtain a good idea for composition and tonal value.  
The above is very much a two way process, and when specific composition and accompany detail has been agreed the painting process can begin.
During work on the commission a regular update will be provided, either via e-mail of post this will be in the form of pictures of the paintings progress.
Pricing is dependent on the complexity and the amount of research required, and if the work will require framing before the handover.