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 holds the position of 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.
Virtually any photo of a pet can be translated into an oil painting. A simple snapshot has all the details a painter will need, so long as there are minimal background distractions on it. Another idea involves having a professional photo of the pet taken and using it for the oil painting portrait.
Plenty of artists can render an oil painting from a photo. What you need is one who has experience with photos of 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 are the ones who are best placed to capture the true likeness, expressions, and personality of a much-loved pet. This is an important consideration, since such a painting hangs around for a long time.
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. They can even have the pet dressed in certain accessories that speak of the occasion, such as a small 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. A look at their previous jobs will elicit the feeling that will tell you if you shall task them with this duty.
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. It feels great going through so much work and expense to present a gift that is loved and treasured for long. This gift shall communicate a lot. Not just how you feel for them, but also how you get what they feel for their beloved pet.