Will I see my Portrait before it's finished?
Yes, you will, when it is 85% complete, we will take a photo of your portrait painting and send it to you for approval. If needed you can recommend any minor changes. After we have made any corrections, we send another email picture for review. We likewise review the painting, to ensure everything is good to go.
Picking the Best Photograph for your Portrait.
While picking your photograph, be happy with your pose, be natural, don't stage it. In the event that you are looking forward, we can't make you look left. An unexpected shot can once in a while be great. Consider your environment and particularly what is behind your subject. We can add more people to create a group painting. We can remove furniture and so on from the background. We can even put you in a famous oil painting reproduction.
Can't choose which picture will make the best personal portrait painting from your photographs, take a couple shots and find the best ones to send to us. We will have a portrait artist look over them and make a suggestion. Sharp features, particularly the eyes and hair, the better to see your personality and likeness in the oil portrait from your photo. Strive for even shadows throughout, no harsh lighting, no direct sunlight. In the event that you are outside in sunlight, use your flash, it makes a difference.
Order your Portrait Oil Painting.
Portraits take 3 weeks to complete.
Our Last Word, How we Paint a Portrait.
All the portrait oil painting we do is hand-painted on canvas, by expert portrait artists. As you can see, we draw it on the canvas and, we paint it using an artist's palette, oil paints, brushes and a mahl stick.