When you give someone a custom pet portrait, they tend to appreciate it for a long time. This gift will be special as it reminds them of something truly special in their lives. You can either have one made of the current pet, or of one that they loved but has already passed on. For either reason, the special nature of the gift remains.
It presents a unique gift idea. When you commission a pet portrait as a gift, you have the option of presenting it to the intended recipient either on their birthday or during Christmas. You can even present in on any other occasion, such as a housewarming party. If you know someone who has a much-loved pet in their lives, you can go the extra mile and have an oil panting made out of a picture of their pet.
The required photo for the painting can be of any quality. A simple snapshot has all the details a painter will need, so long as there are minimal background distractions on it. If none is available; you can get a professional photo taken and used for this work.
Many artist only need such a photo to produce an oil painting. But you have to be careful enough to select one who is well versed in painting pets. Oil paintings on canvas can be made by a lot of artists. But you need to focus on those who can make custom pet portraits. They now how to make the portrait of the pet s lifelike as possible. You need this guaranteed, since the painting will be on display for a long time to come.
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. You need to look at the artist’s portfolio to see what kind of work they have done in the past that concerns pet portraits. You will tell if they are right for you by how you feel about their work.
When you give someone a canvas oil painting, you have offered them a timeless gift that they shall enjoy for long. It can be a birthday gift, or given on any other occasion. Your effort and cost shall be worth it when you manage to give a gift that shall be cherished and loved by someone you care for. 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.