FAQ - Oil Painting Reproductions Questions
Will my hand painted oil painting reproduction on canvas be an accurate?
Let us make one thing perfectly clear, to ensure 100% customer satisfaction, always, we do the following: when your artwork is 85% complete, we send you a photo of it for your input or changes. We can make small corrections or changes, after approval we proceed or if needed, send you a second updated photo of the progress. When everything is ok, we proceed to completion. Because of these fail safe procedures, you will be 100% satisfied knowing what you will be receiving, beforehand. Each 100% hand-painted reproduction oil painting on canvas or portraiture from photos will maintain the energy, style and spirit of the original art. Our oil painting reproduction will not have any of the discoloration or cracks due to the process of centuries of weathering and age, the result is the fine art will look new, like when it was painted it. The artwork will indeed closely resemble the famous artist's painting. A fact to consider, even the original painter could not re-create an exact copy of their own artwork today and there may be a slight variation in color and detail as each work of art is hand-painted to order.
What size can I order besides the standard sizes shown?
Our online art gallery shows the most popular and requested canvas sizes, you can also order any custom size not shown, please contact us. We've created a helpful resource to help you visualize the painting size on a wall. See art canvas sizes for more information.
Who are The Worlds Artists (TWA)?
Each one of our artisans has a unique style and all work is given to a fine artist according to their old masters style. They take great effort to make sure that every possible detail is accurately reproduced. Your artwork will be entirely 100% hand-painted on a canvas by one artist working exclusively for you. Our team of painters are graduates of art universities, this guarantees that we can reproduce your chosen subject from any world famous artists in any size that you choose. See our studio and our artists for more information.
Can I afford a quality museum oil painting reproduction or a portrait in oil?
The Worlds Artist offers you famous artist hand-painted oil painting reproductions on canvas on canvas that everyone can afford. Also, pet, estate home or portrait oil painting from photographs to hang in your home or office.
Should I buy a hand-painted painting as opposed to a print or giclee?
Our reproductions and portraiture from photos are made in the same medium the original artist intended when the art was created. You get art that looks, feels and even smells like the original.
Please noteOur artwork are: NOT machine made, NOT prints, NOT paint on prints, NOT image to canvas transfers, NOT glycee (printed on canvas), NOT brushstroke enhanced photos. They are painted in oil, one at a time by hand.
What materials are used?
We use only quality Windsor and Newton or Maimeri oil paints, quality paint brushes and the most durable canvases available for our oil portrait from photos and our famous artist reproductions by artist, color or subject. Painting with the best materials for the paintings longevity helps a lot, but you still need to take care of it, for helpful suggestions, please see our oil painting care.
How long does it take to paint my artwork?
All art reproduction paintings on canvas and pet & personal portraits in oil from photographs are painted by hand when ordered. Please allow 3 weeks for completion. Oversiz or highly complex artwork will take more time for their completion, up to 4-5 weeks. Typically, additional time is needed for heavy applications of paint to dry. Quality works of art take time to do.
Can artwork be done using my photos?
YES! Anything! Email us a hi-resolution photo. All pet portraits, oil painting of your home and portrait oil painting from your photographs. In fact, we can paint anything you want, it’s your own original art! See our made to order oil paintings in answer 17 for ideas.
How do we ship?
We ship them rolled up and protected inside a heavy-duty tube and sent via express door-to-door delivery service such as FedEx, UPS, TNT or DHL. No shipments to P.O. boxes.
Are reproduction painting duty free?
Fine art reproduction oil paintings and pet & personal portraits in oil from photographs can be imported into the USA and EU and most countries in the world, duty free. Harmonized Tariff Schedule 1) "Paintings, drawings and pastels, executed entirely by hand" (Heading 9701 & Subheading 9701.10.00). If there is a duty or import tax in your country on items purchased, the customer is responsible for paying them.
Do you offer a framing service?
We are sorry, we do not. Picture framing is a matter of personal preferences matched to your homes decorations. Frames add a lot of weight and cost to shipping and they can also damage the hand-painted oil painting reproductions on canvas in transit. Customers can use their local framing shop to frame their artwork.
What guarantee do you offer?
Providing high quality oil paint reproductions is our only business. We have strict quality control to ensure our customers get the best quality art, all the time. Our service is completed only when you are totally satisfied. Each and every piece of art is individually examined against very strict quality standards before they are shipped, so you can rest assured that you will only receive the very best quality reproductions and portraits that money can buy.
Can I cancel my order?
We have no inventory; your painting is initiated when ordered. If the order is canceled within 3 days after payment is received, 5% will be deducted from the refund amount. After 4 days after payment is received –10% will be deducted from refund amount. After 5+ days, no cancellation. Why? Because we have already started to paint.
Can I return my painting?
We carry no inventory and each canvas is custom made for you, and just for you, when you order it. If for any reason, it is defective or damaged upon receipt, please contact us immediately, all we ask is that you notify us via email within 3 days of receipt of your order, telling us the reason why you wish to return it. We will then provide further information on making your return to us. Personal, pet or home estate portraits and custom size or made to order artwork are non-refundable, nor returnable. Please return within 7 days of receipt for a full refund, less shipping costs and a 10% materials charge. Customer pays return shipping, it must be in its original condition and packaging. When returning, we ask that you ensure the following: It is returned to us via registered post or UPS, DHL, FedEx etc, with a signature upon delivery. It is marked as a return of goods on the airway bill. These steps will ensure that customs do not levy a tax as it is returned back to us.
To the trade information.
Information for wholesalers, art galleries, antique shops, framing stores, interior designers, decorators, home builders, etc. Please contact us for special trade discounts.
What options are available for paying my order?
The shipping charges are computed at checkout. Items can only be shipped to the billing address of your credit card/debit card statement or PayPal account. Please note that you don't need a PayPal account to pay, you just need to click the PayPal button and it will allow you to pay by any credit or debit card, Master Card, Visa Card etc.
I have a special request, can you help me?
Sure, no problem. Please contact us directly with your specific request and we will make sure the artist follows your instructions. See our made to order oil paintings section for custom ideas.
What types of photo files do you accept?
We can accept photos in a number of formats (.jpeg, .png, .bmp). Don't worry about the file size, the larger, the better it will be. A large photo will allow our artists to better see the details and intricacies needed to create a portrait or custom art. If you send us a poor quality photo, it will be difficult for our painters to produce a high quality painting for you. Generally, a digital photo of resolution 1024 x 768 or higher will be acceptable.
Will the order be in the size format as pictured?
Yes for most artwork, but we sometimes need to crop the photo you see slightly so the canvas ordered will fit into one of our standard canvas sizes. This may entail widening or shortening the photo slightly, the end result is a minor visual change. The reason for this is because some artwork fall between two canvas sizes, it can be done either way, we pick the best canvas size closest to the original.
A FINAL WORD, how we paint it.
Be absolutely assured that every piece of art we paint at The Worlds Artist is a 100% real, oil painting on canvas, hand painted by professional artists.
This is not what you will be receiving: A glycee, a print, a painting made by a machine or a computer generated canvas embellished with a little paint to give it the look of brush strokes.
THIS IS what you will be receiving!
We start with a blank canvas, we draw it and we paint it all by hand, using an artist's palette, brushes and oil paints, the same way it's been done for centuries, one at a time, custom commissioned for you!