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 have one made of a current pet, or of a loved one that died. 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. It also makes a great gift for a housewarming celebration. 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 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. You should be looking specifically for one who has experience with pet portraits. Oil paintings on canvas can be made by a lot of artists. What you need to search for is one who makes custom pet portraits. They know how to bring out the true likeness, expressions, and personality of the pet. This is important, since a custom pet portrait shall remain dear and near for so many years to come, to the person who is offered the painting.
These artists are also experienced enough to make such portraits relevant to the season of the day. If you plan to give the painting on Christmas time, they shall have the portrait reflect the occasion, through the infusion of certain items that are prevalent on the occasion. 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.
A canvas oil painting is a nice way to present a timeless gift which the recipient shall cherish for a long time. 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 shall communicate a lot. Not just what you feel for them, but also how you understand what they feel for their pet.