A custom pet portrait is something that will be held in high regard by anyone you happen to offer. 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. It also makes a great gift for a housewarming celebration. You can also go the extra, mile and have an oil painting made for that special someone in your life.
This can be achieved when any photo of the pet is used. 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.
There are many artists who can render an oil painting from a photo. 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 will find many artists whose specialty is painting 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 experienced enough to make such portraits relevant to the season of the day. 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. It is possible to also have the pet look like it is the mood of the occasion, when it is painted dressed in some of the holiday’s staples, such as Santa’s hat. Look through the artist’s portfolio for proof that they can handle such a task, if they have before. 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.
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. 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 a lot. Not just what you feel for them, but also how you understand what they feel for their pet.