A custom pet portrait shall remain a special gift for anyone who receives it. It is a gift that holds special memories for the recipient for long periods. You can have one made of a current pet, or of a loved one that died. Either way, it can be offered as a unique gift to celebrate any occasion.
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. Something as special as this can even be presented on other occasions, such as during 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.
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. You can also have a professional photo taken and used for the painting purposes.
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. You will find a lot of artists who can make oil paintings. 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 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. The pet itself can be painted dressed in some of those Christmas accessories, 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. It feels great going through so much work and expense to present a gift that is loved and treasured for long. This gift says a lot. Not just how you feel for them, but also how you get what they feel for their beloved pet.