I hear this quite often from my clients when they commission a small portrait: "It's a gift". In fact, most of my smaller paintings are commissioned as gifts - especially the ACEO and 5x7 sizes.
1. They're absolutely one-of-a-kind.
2. Guaranteed "wow" factor when the crinkly wrapping paper is torn off.
3. Everybody else will be wishing they thought of something so thoughtful and imaginative.
4. No way this is getting regifted at the Christmas office party.
5. Surprisingly affordable!
Last month I had a surprise weekend sale on my ACEO custom paintings, and all the members of my Facebook Fan Page got the news first (if you haven't joined my Facebook Page yet - there's a little box on the right sidebar that will take you there to check it out).
Where can you commission a small portrait? Well, you could start here by sending me a message (comment here on my blog), or visit my ArtFire shop - the perfect starting point for cool handmade shopping.