How to commission a painting

Commissions are open, price varies greatly based on subject matter and size. Please email me at with your idea!


Scroll down for more information about the types of paintings I can create. Please include in your email what type you would like a quote for!


I currently have a couple different styles of paintings. They are:

1) Saint portrait: relatively easy/quick to paint. Uses a singular photo or old painting (depending on age of saint) as the reference for the face of the saint. Only shoulders and up. Painted on an unstretched canvas and hangable with a sleek top and bottom walnut wood frame. Click here for examples. Generally can be completed in less than a month.


2) Mastercopy: a more difficult painting because the masters are amazing and detailed. Uses a singular painting (over 100 years old at minimum) and seeks to copy it precisely. Painted on a linen panel (linen adhered to 3/8″ plywood). Will need a frame to hang, but is more archival than on a stretched canvas. Click here for examples (NOTE: examples are just of cropped paintings of faces, but I can do whole paintings dependent on size/complexity). Generally can be completed in less than a month.


3) Original concept: Most difficult/time consuming painting. Uses many references found online or taken myself to create an original piece of sacred art. Can be inspired by multiple paintings over 100 years old and created into my style. Again, painted on a linen panel (linen adhered to 3/8″ plywood). Will need a frame to hang, but is more archival than on a stretched canvas.

We will work back and forth to create the piece. Checkpoints are: taking about your idea, negotiating size and payment, half of payment paid (non-refundable), sketch completed by me and approved by you (time for adjustments is now), painting painted and shown for approval (small adjustments can be made), other half of payment, and lastly, shipping to you. Timeline will depend on my busyness, and will take 1-3 months or more. The earlier I know the better.


Payment for all of commissions is half up front (non-refundable) and half upon completion and before shipping. Payments can be split more, but must all be in before shipping.


For paintings on linen panels, optional custom handmade frames with genuine gold leaf are available. These are my favorite frames to display art. Constructed out of real wood and meticulously carved and painted, you can’t find quality like it in stores. As with all custom made frames, it will be pricy, but in my opinion it’s worth it 100x over. Click here for some examples.


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While many items are made to order, I always strive to get your order out by the next shipping day – Tuesday and Thursday. I ship First Class USPS which generally takes 2-4 days after that to arrive at your house.

11×14 prints and canvas prints are drop shipped and will take up to 5 days to ship. Smaller prints are stocked here and ship regularly.

Feel free to contact me if you need an order faster!

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Your Impact

For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

About the artist

Hi! I’m Monica Skrzypczak; an oil painter and rosary maker with a passion for creating beauty and bringing faith into every home. Feel free to contact me to commission a painting or a custom rosary!

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