One addition we can do on any of the harps, black or painted, is that we can also add artwork in the form of stencils, done in your choice of color (most commonly in gold to match the hardware).
The best website for finding possible artwork patterns is www.iStockPhoto.com.
There are lots of choices there, and we can also use black and white files from any other similar site. Most stencils will add anywhere from $40–$400 to the overall cost of the harp, depending on the complexity of the stencil. Multiple stencils will be higher. We can put the artwork anywhere on the harp that you envision it, and in multiple locations as well.
The one thing to keep in mind when looking at the possibilities is to minimize the number of ‘orphans’ in the stencil. These are areas where the background is completely surrounded by the black or painted surface. These are common in, for instance, a field of grass and flowers, where the grass is long and overlapping, or in most complex Celtic artwork. Below are three samples, ranging from difficult (and more expensive) grass and flowers, to an easier flowing pattern, to an easy solid pattern. All of these would look beautiful on any harp, but would vary widely in price.