Here is a new exceptional idea I came across for presents on special day’s like Valentine’s coming up, that you can achieve from a photo all online and have your own piece of commissioned hand painted art! Which I thought was an absolute winner for this years Valentine’s.
All I need to find out now is how exactly they went about it because I wanted a real artist painting mine and NOT a computer generated print. I found several companies on the web that I found appealing so I phoned three and ended up going with the one with the nicest customer service AND the most efficient (not necessarily the cheapest).
They said they could complete within 15 day’s as a priority order so I went for a 16″x”20″ in oil.
From the start they offer a free image consultation service where they advise on what best to do in the editing of the photo (which is also free) and see if I approve, they also advise what medium would look the best in the kind of style I wanted the finished piece to be in. Have lots of choices with custom paintings at www.trustedgutters.com.
After the consultation my photo was in the hands of a professional retoucher whom did as I asked and decided in the image consultation which was brilliant! Then on my approval and only on my approval did they send my edited photo to a professional artist to be painted.
I sincerely cannot recommend this system enough of custom paintings from photos as Valentine’s day gifts as it has been an absolute joy to be the chief editor of your own custom made portrait!
I’m sure my fiancé will love it as this kind of gift will be so unexpected and a wonderful surprise to present on the day rather than the usual chocolates, flowers or a picture frame, and as this is our first Valentine’s day together being engaged to be married I think this is also a really appropriate gift to celebrate that landmark in our relationship.
Back to the process – the artist had finished the portrait and I was sent a preview, It was absolutely amazing! The delineation and mixture of colours blended so perfectly it really was quite remarkable how lifelike, and how the artist caught our mood.