A custom pet portrait is something that will be held in high regard by anyone you happen to offer. It is a gift that holds special memories for the recipient for long periods. It may be made for a current pet or one that passed on a while back. For either reason, the special nature of the gift remains.
It holds the position of a unique gift idea. For such a gift, you can have the painting made and offered out when it is their birthday or when it is on an occasion like Christmas. You can even present in on any other occasion, such as a housewarming party. You may be close to someone who loves their pet, and so you can take that opportunity to have an oil painting of their pet made.
This can be achieved when any photo of the pet is used. You can give out a simple snapshot, and it will be enough, provided it is clear and does not have a lot of background distractions. You can also have a professional photo taken and used for the painting purposes.
Many artist only need such a photo to produce an oil painting. You should be looking specifically for one who has experience with pet portraits. Many artists are also capable of making oil paintings. But you need to focus on those who can make custom pet portraits. They are the ones who are best placed to capture the true likeness, expressions, and personality of a much-loved pet. This is an important consideration, since such a painting hangs around for a long time.
These artists are also able to add some seasonal touches to the painting. If it happens to be Christmas, for instance, they can make the theme of the photo to reflect this occasion, by adding some Christmas decorations to it. The pet itself can be painted dressed in some of those Christmas accessories, such as Santa’s hat. When you look through the artist’s portfolio, you will tell if the artist is capable of delivering good work. When you look at what they have done in the past, you will get a feel of whether you can allow them to work on the portrait.
A canvas oil painting is a nice way to present a timeless gift which the recipient shall cherish for a long time. It may be used as a birthday gift or on another occasion. It feels great going through so much work and expense to present a gift that is loved and treasured for long. This gift says so much to the recipient. Not just what you feel for them, but also how you understand what they feel for their pet.