FAQ - Oil Painting Reproductions Questions 🤔
Will my hand-painted oil painting reproduction on canvas be accurate?
Let us make one thing 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. 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 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. The artwork will indeed closely resemble the famous artist's painting. A fact to consider, even the original artist could not re-create an exact copy of their artwork today as each work of art is hand-painted.
What size can I order besides the standard sizes shown?
Our online art gallery shows the most popular and requested canvas sizes, or you can also order any custom size not shown, please contact us . We have created a helpful resource to help you visualize the painting size on a wall. See art canvas sizes for more information.
Who is The Worlds Artists (TWA)?
Each artisan has a unique style and all work is given to an artist according to their painting style. They take significant effort to make sure that every detail is accurately reproduced. Your artwork is 100% hand-painted on a canvas by one artist working exclusively for you. Our 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 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 note.Our artwork is: 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 painting materials are used?
We use only quality Windsor and Newton or Maimeri oil paints, quality paintbrushes 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 painting's longevity help 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 3-4 weeks for completion. Oversize or complex artwork will take more time for 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 paintings of your home and portrait oil paintings from your photographs . We can paint anything you want, it is your 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.
Is our reproduction painting duty-free?
Fine art reproduction oil paintings, pet & personal portraits in oil from photographs can be imported into the USA and the EU and most countries 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, 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 home's 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 complete only when you are totally satisfied. Each piece of art is individually examined against strict quality standards, before they are shipped, so you can rest assured that you will only receive the absolute 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 three days after payment is received, 5% will be deducted from the refund amount. After four days after payment is received, 10% will be deducted from the refund amount. After five 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, contact us immediately, all we ask is that you notify us via email within three days of receipt of your order, telling us the reason 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. The customer pays for 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 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 for 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 do not 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 several formats (.jpeg, .png, .bmp). Do not 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 an inferior quality photo, it will be difficult for our painters to produce a high-quality painting for you. 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 result is a minor visual change. The reason for this is because some artwork falls between two canvas sizes, it can be done, either way, we pick the best canvas size closest to the original.
A final word; about how we paint oil paintings.
Be 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.
What you will not be receiving is this: A glycee, a print, a painting made by a machine, or a computer-generated canvas embellished with very little paint to give it the look of some brush strokes.
THIS is what you will be receiving!
We start with a blank canvas. We draw it and paint it all by hand, using an artist's palette, brushes, and oil paints, the way paintings have been painted for centuries, one at a time, custom commissioned for you!