A custom pet portrait shall remain a special gift for anyone who receives it. 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 is often seen as 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. Something as special as this can even be presented on other occasions, such as during 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.
Virtually any photo of a pet can be translated into an oil painting. You only need to give out a simple snapshot, as long as there are not much background distractions on it. You can also have a professional photo taken and used for the painting purposes.
Plenty of artists can render an oil painting from a photo. What you need is one who has experience with photos of pets. You will find a lot of artists who can make 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. 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 is given during Christmas, they can add in items that give off the holiday theme and mood. They can even have the pet dressed in certain accessories that speak of the occasion, such as a small hat. When you look through the artist’s portfolio, you will tell if the artist is capable of delivering good work. 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 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.