Yes, all original paintings are signed at the bottom right on the front with “RKHercules” and the year of creation. The colors of the signature are in a lighter or darker shade than the painting itself to not make it too appearing. All prints are signed in black fineliner at the bottom right corner.
Yes, all artworks come with a certification of authenticity stating the name of the artwork, materials used, measurements, year of creation and my signature.
All items on the website and all prices for custom paintings include shipping costs. Free shipping: yay!
The painting is wrapped in plastic to make it waterproof and then put in a wooden or paper box (depending on the size) to prevent it from getting any damage. Depending on the size and your location I use various shipping company like Fedex, DHL and UPS. Shipping takes about 1-2 weeks. The painting is always shipped with track and trace and needs a signature at arrival.
The price of a custom contemporary portrait depends on various factors. Please contact me to get a personalized quote.
Yes, absolutely! Although, there is only one condition: it has to be a high quality image. Feel free to share it with me. Depending on the requested size of the painting, I can tell if the reference image is good enough to work with.
On average the full process takes about 1.5 to 2.5 months. The first stage, deciding the colors, structure, reference and test image, takes up about 1-3 weeks (depending if samples are shipped). The painting itself takes about a month as the painting has 4 to 7 layers of oil paint and needs a drying time of 3-4 days per layer. Depending on the location, shipping takes about 1-2 weeks.
Yes, this is absolutely possible. The prices vary per size, material, color and shape. The additional prices vary from $30 and up to about $200. Also, a custom color, matching the painting costs an additional $300.
No, I ask for 75% after approval of the digital test image to start the painting. The final 25% will be paid after you are fully satisfied with the final painting that I’ll show through a digital photo. The painting will be shipped after the full payment is received.
I preferably receive fabric samples to make sure the painting colors match very well. These can be send to my office in Amsterdam. Sometimes this is not possible, e.g. a wall color is not always easy to sample. In these cases I work with Pantone Colors. The numbers can be shared with me via email so I can try to get as close as possible.