CUSTOM PAINTING COMMISSION TERMS
This information is dated March 1, 2017 and supersedes all others!





Have you been looking for someone to paint that COOL new resin you just bought?     Or one of the other unpainted resins that you have purchased and stored over the last few years until you could find "just the right Artist" to bring them to life?

You have come to the right place!

I am Chris Flint, and I create HEIRLOOM QUALITY model horses, painted in the time-honored medium trusted by Master Painters for centuries - durable glowing OILS!     I am a Full-Time, Professional Artist and in 2017, I will be celebrating FIFTY YEARS in this business!     Over the years, I have created many, many Local, Regional and (NAN) National Live Show Champions.     As a matter of fact, many of the pieces I created in the 1980's are STILL being shown and are STILL winning for their proud owners!    See some of the Champions I have created in my HALL OF FAME.

I LOVE what I do and I have worked hard to achieve the outstanding reputation for enduring quality and customer satisfaction that people know and trust!

Barring accident, illness, or other catastrophic or unforeseen circumstances, orders will be completed and returned to customers in 60 days or less.

In the interest of mutual understanding between myself and my customers, I have listed below just about everything I can think of that is relavant to placing a custom painting order with me.     I want you to know what to expect from me (as the Artist), and what I expect from you (the customer).     If, after reading this, you have ANY further questions or if I have not made a particular point clear, please don't hesitate to contact me by eMail or telephone and I will be happy to clairify the information.

THANK YOU in advance for your order and for your interest in my work!




PLACING A RESERVATION FOR COMMISSION ORDER
I do not accept pieces that are smaller than "Classic" (1/12th) scale.

INFORMATION REQUIRED
Please send your name, mailing address and phone number along with the piece you would like for me to paint *and* the color/markings that you want.    I will reply to your request and let you know if I will accept or decline the piece/color/markings and at that point you will either be on the list or you can submit a different commission request.

$50.00 deposit required at the time a Custom Commission order is accepted.    Please contact me privately for pricing and policies.

For news on upcoming Commission availability, or to see all of the pieces I create as I finish them, please join my Facebook group, "Beau Cheveaux Creations".



ALL orders are bound by the
terms and conditions on this page!


***NO EXCEPTIONS!***
If you are unable to work within these terms and conditions,
then you need to find another artist to work with!




**ALL ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED ON THE ASSUMPTION
THAT THE CUSTOMER HAS READ AND AGREED TO ALL
TERMS AND CONDITIONS LISTED ON THIS WEB PAGE!**


~ All orders are accepted on a "first come - first served" basis.

~ All orders (ie: type of piece, color and markings), must be approved at the time your reservation is made.

~ $50.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED to reserve a Custom Painting Commission!!!     NO EXCEPTIONS!     Reservations are NOT transferable to a third party!

~ I will accept pieces that are made of Resin, Plastic or Customized Resin or Plastic (on approval).     I will not accept anything made of metal, china, ceramic, plaster or pottery and no pieces which involve molded on tack, riders, or other attachments. Ribbons and other mane and tail decorations are acceptable.)     (Bases are fine, but will incur an additional charge as noted below.

~ I DO NOT ACCEPT ANY SOLID-CAST RESIN TRADITIONAL DRAFT HORSES OR SOLID-CAST RESIN OVER-SIZED TRADITIONALS!!!     This also includes some other solid-cast resin pieces including: Traditional-sized Black Horse Ranch resins, some Traditional-sized Herndon (C.O.W.S.) resins and Traditional-sized Starlight resins.     There may also be some other individual resins.     (If you are unsure, please ask!)

~ I reserve the right to decline pieces or colors that I feel would not be a good reflection of my painting skills.     (Extremely rough or poorly rendered sculptures or poorly rendered remakes.     If you are unsure, please ask!)

~ ALL pieces must arrive here no later than 10 days after I have notified you that I am ready to begin, along with FULL payment!     Orders not recieved in that time, or without full payment, will be considered as "no-show" and will be dropped from the list, (deposit will be retained), or put into another available painting slot at my descretion.     I will NOT start the job until payment in full is received!     NO EXCEPTIONS!

~ I do not hair models (though I will be happy to paint one that is "hair prepped").

~ I cannot paint a piece that is unsteady!     If the piece needs a base, I will be happy to make one for it out of thin Basswood.     Piece will be permanently attached (epoxied) to it and it will be finished with a sand texture and painted a natural earth or sawdust color.     Cost for "Traditional" sized pieces - $50.00.     "Traditonal" foal or "Classic" sized pieces - $30.00.     If the piece comes on a base there is a $25.00 charge for painting simple bases and $50.00 for those more detailed with lanscaping details, etc.

~ I am not available to sculpt or customize pieces to order.

~ I will be happy to add metal shoes to your model for $75.00.     (Customer must supply the shoes.)     Shoes will be realistically shaped to fit the hooves, and nail heads will be added to hoof walls as needed.

~ I cannot predict the future!     And for that reason, I reserve the right to cancel any order at any time!     Should *I* need to cancel an order, deposit will be returned to customer immediately.

~ I understand that sometimes the "unexpected" happens, but please don't just "disappear" on me!     In the event that customer must cancel their reservation, I will apply the deposit to another reservation (within six months).     Please send me an email or give me a call as soon as possible and we'll get your order rescheduled.

~ I reserve the right to use photos of your finished piece for advertising or promotion at any time in the future.

~ Customer acknowledges that there is always a measure of risk when sending an irreplaceable item for painting and will not hold the Artist responsible for any damage caused by Post Office, fire, weather or "Act of God".     Artist will make every reasonable attempt to ensure that bodies sent for painting will stored and handled safely.     If the piece should incur damage while in the artists' possession, artist agrees to repair the piece at no charge.     The artists' sole responsibility is for said repairs and not replacement of the body.

~ I am NOT responsible for unseen defects in the materials that any piece is produced in!     Occasisionally resin cast pieces may have air bubbles in the legs, ears manes or tails (that I cannot see), that can weaken the piece and lead to breakage.     Or the piece may leech resin at the "pour hole", along seam lines and in any areas that have been significantly altered, causing a shiny, sticky surface which appears a few days to a week AFTER the piece has been completely painted and sealed.     These are defects in the material the piece is made of and not something that I can predict or control!    (A similar condition also occurs from time-to-time, (sometimes over the entire surface), on mass produced plastic pieces and again is a defect in the material that I cannot predict or control!     In either case, the affected areas DO eventually "dry", but may be sightly discolored and more glossy than the surrounding surface.

~ Even though a piece feels dry to the touch, please keep in mind that Oil painted pieces take MONTHS to fully cure!     Freshly painted pieces MUST be opened immediately upon receipt and need to be stored on a shelf in a climate-controlled environment.     DO NOT store in any kind of paper, bubble wrap or in a closed container for extended periods of time and avoid exposure to excessive heat.     Failure to do so can result in damage to the paint work and will NOT be warrantied by the Artist.

~ The pieces I create are FINE ART and should be treated as such!



Defining Your Order

I want to make clear to all of my customers the differences between a
"Custom" painting order and a "Portrait" painting order.


~ CUSTOM - is when you say (for example), "I would like this piece to be a bay with a couple of socks", etc.     You can either describe the color to me and/or you can send a couple of color examples to show me.     You can be fairly specific with markings, or you can leave them up to me.     But if you send photos and they must match exactly, I consider it a "Portrait" order.

~ PORTRAIT - is when you say it MUST be "this exact shade and have these exact markings".     Good color photos of the subject from all sides showing size, shape and placement of all markings must be sent with the piece to be painted.     (Keeping in mind that conformational and lighting conditions between what is sent to me for reference and the piece I have to work with will never be exact, I will match the photos submitted as closely as I possibly can, but I do NOT guarantee "photo accuracy".)     SORRY, I will not accept Dapple or Flea-Bitten Grey, Appaloosa, extreme Pinto or other complex patterned colors for Portrait orders.

I will eMail you photos of your piece for approval as soon as the piece is completed!



PRICING INFORMATION:

I do not accept time payments or partial payments for Custom Painting Commissions!

All orders must be paid via PayPal or POSTAL Money Order.     NO Personal Checks accepted!




NOTE: Customer must inform me of the color and markings desired at the time your reservation is made!     There are a few colors I absolutely will not accept as CM orders.     This list includes extremely complex dappled colors (greys or silvers), leopard or complex semi-leopard appaloosas, extreme sabinos, anything brindled or black champagne.

I am happy to work from reference photos.     These can be eMailed to me or mailed along with your resin.     (If they are sent with the resin, I will return them with the finished piece.)     Reference photos must be of living animals - I will not work from Paintings, Drawings or examples created in Photoshop!     I do ONLY realistic colors and patterns - NO Fantasy or Decorator colors.

$50.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED to hold a Custom Painting Commission Reservation!!!     NO EXCEPTIONS!     Reservations are NOT transferable to a third party!


I prefer to have pieces arrive prepped.     If I need to prep the piece, it will add $50.00 to the cost of the paint job.

TRADITIONAL - (1/9th scale)
Solid Colors (incuding Roan) - $350.00
Solid Colors with light dappling & Flea-Bitten Greys - $400.00
Grulla or Dun - $400.00
ALL Pinto, Sabino Roan, Appaloosa, Dapple Grey and Heavily Dappled colors will be charged for the base body color plus the white markings BY THE HOUR.     (I will be happy to give you an estimate of how many hours I think it will take, but due to the nature of the work, actual price may vary.)

* For pieces that are substantially LARGER than regular Traditional Scale, add $100.00 to each of the above prices.     (If you are unsure, please ask!)

TRADITIONAL FOALS - (1/9th scale) AND CLASSICS - (1/12th scale)
Solid Colors (incuding Roan) - $300.00
Solid Colors with light dappling & Flea-Bitten Greys - $350.00
Grulla or Dun - $350.00
ALL Pinto, Sabino Roan, Appaloosa, Dapple Grey and Heavily Dappled colors will be charged for the base body color plus the white markings BY THE HOUR.     (I will be happy to give you an estimate of how many hours I think it will take, but due to the nature of the work, actual price may vary.)

** A $50.00 surcharge will be added for detailing molded on braids, gaited horse hooves & pads and open mouths/teeth. (All sizes.)

*** I DO NOT ACCEPT PIECES SMALLER THAN CLASSIC SCALE ***

~ Solid colors include average markings: 1 - 4 socks and face markings like: star, stripe, blaze, snip etc.     (Extensive white markings may incur additional cost.     I will advise you if this is the case.)

~ I do not charge extra for Blue or parti-colored eyes!

~ All pieces are hand-painted in oils with an acrylic paint mixture used for white markings and details, such as the eyes, hooves, nostrils, chestnuts etc.     Ear tips, tail tips, nostril rims and corners of the mouth get an extra coat of protectant to better withstand the rigors of showing with tack.     Each piece is then sealed with a durable acrylic matte sealer.     Manes and tails are can be further accentuated with a coat of damar varnish for added ralism and shine at the customer's request.

~ PORTRAIT ORDERS - add $100.00 to the price listed for sizes and colors above.    Please note: The conformation of the sculpture you send for painting is usually different than the conformation of the horse in the photo references sent.     These differences can make markings appear slightly different on the sculpture.     I will match the color and markings to the very best of my ability but I do NOT guarantee "Photographic accuracy".

~ BASES - If I need to make the piece a base the cost is $50.00 for Traditional sized pieces and $30.00 for Tradtional size foals or Classic sized pieces. (This includes texturing and painting.)    If the piece comes on a base there is a $25.00 charge for painting simple bases and $50.00 for those more detailed with lanscaping details, etc.

~ REPAIR WORK - I always accept repair work for pieces I have created, including broken legs, broken/missing ears, or tails and minor touch-ups of paint work.    These prices are determined on an individual basis and pieces are worked into my schedule as I can accommodate them.     Please contact me for further information at the eMail address or telephone number listed below.

~ All pieces should arrive prepped before painting.     If you need me to prep the piece for you, there is an additional charge of $50.00.     (Extremely rough castings or those with lots of pin-holes will cost more for prepping and will be priced on an individual basis.)





PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS:     Payments may be made by Pay Pal (address is: chrisflint@boshevo.com), or Postal Money Order.

NO REFUNDS!

POSTAGE:   S/H/I may be paid in a separate payment when your order is ready to ship back to you.     I will eMail you with the exact amount after the piece is boxed up.

PACKAGING:   Unless damaged, all orders will be returned in the same box and packing materials they are shipped in.     If the box is damaged and must be replaced, or the packaging materials are not sufficient for the safe return of the piece, there is a $7.00 box/packing materials fee.



Shipping Information

Postal address:
Chris Flint - P.O. Box 585 - Bokoshe, OK 74930

For UPS, Fed-Ex, Airborne, etc.:
Beau Cheveaux Creations - 30240 North St. - Bokoshe, OK 74930

DO NOT USE MY PHYSICAL ADDRESS
FOR U.S. POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERIES!!!!


~ Customer is encouraged to insure pieces sent to the Artist for painting.

~ Customer must declare the value of any piece sent for painting so that a proper insurance declaration can be made when the finished piece is shipped to the customer.

~ Customer acknowledges that there is always a measure of risk when sending an irreplaceable item for painting and will not hold the Artist responsible for any damage caused by Post Office, fire, weather or "Act of God".     Artist will make every reasonable attempt to insure that bodies sent for painting will stored and handled safely.     If the piece should incur damage while in the artists' possession, artist agrees to repair the piece at no charge.     The artists' sole responsibility is for said repairs and not replacement of the body.

~ Unless other arrangements are made, all orders will be returned via Priority or First Class Mail.

~ Customer pays all shipping/insurance charges!

~ EXTREME WEATHER CAVEAT:    Extreme heat or cold can cause damage to a piece, regardless of how well packed it is!     There have been a few occasions where a piece got extremely HOT or COLD en-route to the customer and arrived sticky (from excessive heat) or has had breakage (from excessive cold) with no visible trauma to the box.     If the temperatures are predicted to be extremely hot (over 100F) or cold (under 10F), you may want to consider deferring shipment until temperatures moderate.

~ ALL pieces will be returned in the box and packing materials that they were shipped to me in.     If the box is damaged and must be replaced, or the packaging materials are not sufficient for the safe return of the piece, there is a $7.00 box/packing materials fee whch will be added to the return shipping charges.



THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!
I look forward to bringing your "Dream Horse" to life for you!




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