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3D Window Mural by Raquelia

Mural Gallery FAQ'S

+Can I have a childrens room or a Nursery painted with a Mural?

Yes, you can have either a nursery or a childrens room painted with a mural. This 3D image transforms an ordinary space into one filled with dreams and magic that will make your children's space an exciting and vibrant place for them to be. They can be filled with fantasy or be educational in design. Keep in mind that the entire room need not be done, it could just be an area around the bed or even a part of the wall or ceiling. Check out the link to see some samples or get some ideas. Mural Gallery

+How much is a consultation and when should I make it?

The consultation is a FREE service and am happy to come to you if you are within a close distance to The Treasure Coast in Florida. If you are further away we can always do a "Skype" video conference or communicate through email. You can schedule your appointment when you are ready by using the contact page.

+How much does a Mural or Tromp L'Oeil Cost?

Each client is different and so the pricing is dependent on the size of the space being painted, the degree of accessibility, the complexity or detail of the mural, the amount of time it may take to prepare and the actual amount of time that it will take to paint your mural. All of the materials used are included in your price unless it is an area that requires scaffolding, and of course your budget. The price can be as low as a few hundred dollars to well over a $1000 depending on the above criteria. Guestimate pricing is as follows: The cost of design, materials and labor are included in the price. The cost for scaffolding or lift, if needed, are not included.
One design sketch and two revision sketches are included in the price.
Additional sketches are $200 each.
There is a high detail surcharge of $5/sq.ft. if the mural contains lettering, figures and trompe l’oeil elements.
Pricing does not include travel expenses incurred outside a 60 mile radius.
Payment Terms:
A design fee of $500 is due prior to the first sketch. This sketch fee is applied toward the total cost of the mural. A 20% non-refundable deposit is due at least two weeks prior to start date of painting (this allows ordering of supplies and scheduling.) Full balance is due on the final day of completion.

+You have a great idea for a mural and you think I might be a good fit for your project. What's next?

Wonderful! Please send me an e-mail with a brief description of the project. It is very helpful if you can provide me with the dimensions of the wall or space and also have some ideas as to general theme or content of the mural. We will discuss your ideas and brainstorm on the major components of the mural. If you live close by, I will come out in person to take a look. It is helpful if you can e-mail me photos or architectural renderings of the space. You might want to gather some ideas from magazines or the internet to help you narrow down your choice, as well as pick out some colors that you envision in your mural. After giving you a written estimate of the project I will make up some sketches using your ideas and some of mine, that we will go over, for your approval. Please feel free to ask questions at our meeting as I want you and your family to be completely happy with your mural or Tromp L'oeil.

+The mural creation consists of the following:

I typically paint for about 5 hours each day. I usually get started at about 9 am, unless you would like me to start later. You are welcome to watch the process unfold but I usually like to work uninterrupted to let the creative mind flow. At the end of each day, either in person or by phone in the evening, I like to hear your feedback on the progress to make sure I am on the right track.

+My wall has a really rough texture. Will that affect the painting? Or should I prepare it?

It will save you money if you paint the wall the necessary base color beforehand, but I can also do that for you. Often I design the concept around the existing wall color and there is a small additional charge for wall preparation. I can paint on a rough texture surface, but it will affect the final look of the artwork, particularly if you want a smooth look or a high level of detail. In thoses cases, it is best to either do panels or re-plaster the wall to make it smooth.

+What kind of paint do you use?

For the base coat and larger areas of color I use Benjamin Moore Aura (Low VOC and self-priming) for interior or exterior projects, and Golden acrylics for all the pretty details. Mythic paint makes wonderful 100% non-toxic paints that I use upon request.

+Is there a deposit neccessary and if so how much is it?

A 20% non-refundable deposit will be required before the job is started and the balance of the project is required upon completion.

+You want to hire me. Now what?

Next, we nail down a timeframe for the work to be done and I put together a contract with the specific terms of the project defined. A 20% deposit is due one month before work begins. I begin on the mural designs once I receive the deposit. If you need the designs sooner, then we arrange a design deposit that is applied as a credit to the 20% deposit.

A portrait of the blond woman done in the style of Andy Warhol. Original Artwork by Raquelia

Raquelia's Artwork FAQ's

+What is Raquelia's Artwork called and what medium is used?

My artwork has been titled "Conceptual Surrealism," and I paint in oils. I’m also an illustrator, web and graphic designer. I've studied fine art and am finishing up my schooling for my Bacehlors degree in Web and Graphic design

+What do I need to do to buy an original artwork?

In most cases the original oil painting is available but the ones that are sold are listed along with the title of the painting and you can read whether its for sale or not. If you would like to buy one or more pieces feel free to contact me with an offer and I will repond to you within 24 hours.

+How much does it cost to ship a print or an original artwork?

The cost of shipping is dependent on the size of the painting and the shipping address. I use UPS or FedEx depending on the destination. I ship national or International and the painting will be insured with UPS or FedEx in case anything should happen in transit. Please contact me directly about shipping charges as they do vary. This charge may be applied in a separate transaction from your painting purchase. I will hand deliver an original artwork that is within a reasonable distance from The Treasure coast to your area. Thanks so much!

+Why should I buy a Reproduction?

A reproduction is usually less costly depending on the size, but even a very large reproduction is still less money than the original.

+How do I know the reproduction of artwork is Authentic?

There is an Certificate of Authenticity for every print you order. The Certificate is shipped with the print.

+What sizes can I order for a Reproduction?

Any size is possible with limitations depending on the size of the original artwork. For instance if the painting itself is 36 inches high and 25 inches wide you could not get a painting reproduction that is 36 inches wide and 25 inches high. The original paintings dimensions have to be kept in mind.

+What type of material is the reproduction printed on?

You can request either Canvas which is shipped rolled in a tube for you to frame or you can have it printed on paper, which is shipped flat to be matted and framed by you.

+What types of paper and ink are used for digital printing?

All inks are 100 year pigmented archival inks and are printed with the "New Epson 100+ Year Diamond PIGMENTED Inks" and all will be printed on waterfast canvas or rag paper. The prints are printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth 305gsm paper, which is one of the best papers available for fineart digital printing. The paper is very smooth and has a very light yellow color, also is water resistant. Some of the prints are printed on SM Photo Satin 190gsm paper. This is semi photopaper with micro-pore coating and water resistance. For printing we are using Epson Stylus Pro 11880, Epson Stylus Pro 9900 or Epson Stylus Pro 7900 for smaller sizes. Those inkjets provide us with the best digital printing quality at 2880×1440 dpi resolution. The inks are pigment and water resistant, Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta for the 11880 inkjet and Epson UltraChrome HDR for the 9900 / 7900.

+ Can I have a painting done just for me?

Do you have an image in mind that you would to turn into a painting? Something that is special to you, your family, or your business? I am available to paint specific commission pieces just for you. Here's how it works, contact me with what type of image you are thinking of, and how large you would like the painting to be. Note that oil pieces take longer to set and require more time to dry so do keep that in mind. If you are unsure about any of the above, just contact me, and I can walk you through it. A 50% deposit is required with the balance due upon delivery. You will be able to view the piece before it is complete to make sure it’s what you’ve imagined.

Trombone Player Original Artwork QB Leone

QB Leone Artwork FAQ's

+What is QB's Artwork called and what medium is used?

QB Leone's artwork is classical in nature and has some stunning subject matter that was painted in oils and was ahead of its time in conception. Take a particular look at "The Survivors" or "Cain and Abel." QB painted in oils with a base of egg tempra in the old fashioned way of making pigments. Some of his originals were painted on his own canvas that was stretched and glued onto its frame. Others were painted on wood panels and are quite large such as "Moonlight Sonata" and "Cain and Abel." QB also painted in Acrylic, Pastels, Pen and Ink, Pencil with Sepia, Chalk and he also did some Sculpture work and Woodcutting. Those images will be posted in the near future.

+Can I buy an Original Artwork of QB Leone?

Yes, but only a few of the originals are for sale. The ones listed are in the gallery along with the title.

+How much is QB's Original Artwork?

QB's original artwork is dependant on the piece and you will have to contact me with an inquiry. Also the prices are not set in stone so feel free to make an offer.

+Are all of QB's artwork available as a reproduction?

Not every piece is available in a reproduction, but when viewing the pieces in the gallery, you will see after its title whether or not it is available as an original or as a reproduction.

+How large is QB's Original artwork?

Some of QB's artwork is quite large. For example the "Moonlight Sonata" is 2 panels that are each 8 ft by 5 ft. Take a look at the image by itself. The original of "Cain and Abel" is not available but reproductions in any size are. It is also the size of the "Moonlight Sonata," and can be reproduced in the same dimensions. Click here for images.

+Why is there seperate pieces of all the musicians?

The original titled, "The Blues" is NOT available as the original, only in reproductions. When the painting was initially digitally reproduced, I had each musician separated so that you could purchase perhaps one or two musicians versus the whole painting. There is one reproduction that has been printed on canvas of the entire piece that is already framed in a light mahogany and its size is 5 ft x 6.5 ft and for sale at $700 dollars.

+Do you have other pieces of QB's that are already matted and framed?

Yes I have several pieces of QB's that are already printed on paper and framed. These would be a pencil self portrait of QB and his landscape of "Trenton, New Jersey," among a few others. Feel free to contact me with your inquiries.

+Is there any of PK Leone's artwork available?

Not at this time.

+ What is the difference between Limited Edition and Open Edition Prints?

Limited edition prints are fixed number of copies produced on the understanding that no further copies will be produced later. Limited edition of 100 means only 100 copies are produced. 1/100 means this is the 1st copy out of 100 Open edition prints are unlimited copies. They still can be numbered.