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4 Quick Tips on How to Choose the Perfect Photo to Base Your Oil Painting on.

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1. Are your photos high res?

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I’ve found that the best oil portraits come from high-resolution photographs. Anything over 1 MB is excellent. It just means that when your artist studies your photograph, he’ll be able to see all the small details that he needs in order to paint you an exquisite oil portrait. Lesser quality photos are still ok to work from, we’ve hand-painted oil paintings based on photos taken from mobile phones but the higher quality and clearer the image the better.

2. How sharp is your photo?

Your artist can only paint what he sees. Therefore your photo needs to clearly show the artist the colours and details you want to have painted into your portrait. The more in focus your photo is, (as opposed to a blurry photo) the better your oil portrait will be.  Sharpness of photo is actually a key factor in what differentiates a good oil portrait from a great oil portrait.

3. Lighting

Try and avoid photos that show your subjects in strong sunlight or dark shadows as it doesn’t come across well in an oil painting.  Having subjects squint if they are looking directly in the sun or are covered by shadows so you can barely see their faces is again not ideal.

4. Background

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The great news is, your artist can change and alter the background of your portrait to however you want it. However, if you want the artist to copy the background as seen in your photo, it helps if your ideal background shows slight variations in colour and tones as this will give your oil portrait greater colour weight. Remember though, if the background in your photograph is very colourful and busy it will probably detract from the main subjects. Let us know when placing an order if you have any concerns about the background of your photo or if you would like any advice or alterations to be made.

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Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Portrait Company. Curious to learn more about us? Then please visit the About Fabulous Masterpieces page. 

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Just a quick post to show you an oil portrait that Fabulous Masterpieces’ artist Sam Banks painted,  has now been picked up by Traditional Homes & Interiors Magazine! Please click on the image to read.

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One of our beautiful child oil paintings. Please click on the image to enlarge.

If you’ve ever thought about commissioning an oil portrait of your family or loved ones, please visit the Commission a Portrait page for more details. We actually have 2 child portraiture artists, Tom Lloyd and Sam Banks who paint in completely different styles. To take a look at examples of their portrait work please visit the Child Portraits page.

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something,  or ask a question concerning our oil portraits please leave a comment.

Bye for now x

Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Portrait Company. Curious to learn more about us? Then please visit the About Fabulous Masterpieces page. 

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The Cutest Oil Portrait Ever!

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The Cutest Ever Baby Oil Portrait by Fabulous Masterpieces

Just a quick post to show you the most recent baby portrait by Fabulous Masterpieces’ artist Tom Lloyd. Hand-painted with premium Winsor & Newton oils onto a duck cotton canvas this will be something the whole family can treasure and is a celebration of his first stages in life.  Beautifully hand-painted based on the  parent’s favourite photograph of their son, the portrait took 3 weeks to paint with a further 2 weeks needed for the oils to dry.

To see more examples of Tom’s portraits, please visit the child portrait page. Prices start from £250.

All Fabulous Masterpieces oil portraits are custom-made to your specifications and can be hand-painted to the exact dimensions that you require.

For a quote or more info please contact us or visit the portrait page.

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If you’re thinking about commissioning a portrait, especially one where you want the artist to use a selection of photos then yes, Fabulous Masterpieces’  artists can paint you the perfect oil painting.

For example, you may want to commission a family portrait but don’t have or like the photograph you have of everybody together. In this case you could send Fabulous Masterpieces a photo of each family member for the artist to work from in order for him or her to paint one large family oil painting.

Here are some examples….

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Above are the two photographs that were given to the artist to work from. The customer wanted one oil painting with both horses included measuring 60 cm x 76 cm (24 x 30 inches).

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The resulting oil painting using multiple photos.

Another Example

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Above again are the two photos that the customer wanted the artist to work from to produce one oil painting.

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Beautiful oil painting onto canvas working from multiple photographs

All Fabulous Masterpieces oil portraits are custom-made to your specifications and can be hand-painted to the exact dimensions that you require.

For a quote or more info please contact us or visit the portrait page.

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Turn your Old Black & White Photos into Treasured Oil Paintings!

There are significant moments in everyone’s life that deserve to be captured, and Fabulous Masterpieces is passionate about immortalising them in oils. Our portraits allow emotions, personalities and sentiments to shine through – creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The process of commissioning an ancestral portrait couldn’t be simpler.  Just send us a photograph or two of the subjects you would like to have painted, (either by email or post) and using that to work from, one of our professional portrait artists will hand paint you a beautiful oil portrait onto canvas.  We’re used to working with very old black and white photographs and have painted a plethora of beautiful ancestral portraits for people and their families to treasure. These ancestral portraits are usually then passed down to future generations.

Examples of Ancestral Portraits by Fabulous Masterpieces

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Old Black & White Photo

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Ancestral Portrait by Fabulous Masterpieces

You might want to commission an ancestral portrait of your great great grandparents, like this customer did below.

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Ancestral Portrait by Fabulous Masterpieces, hand-painted in oils onto canvas.

The benefits of ordering an ancestral portrait with Fabulous Masterpieces

  • You can choose the exact dimensions of your portrait as all our canvases are made-to-measure.
  • You can even tell your artist to omit certain objects or background details in the photo if you do not want them painted into your ancestral  portrait.
  • If you want to commission a large ancestral portrait with several family members, we can work from several photographs.
  • You can choose to have your portrait painted in a style of your choosing.
  • Our ancestral portraits take between 4-6 weeks to complete & dry, before being safely delivered to you.
  • We deliver world-wide and delivery is free!
  • Finally, as you can see, if you would like your ancestral portrait painted with colour as opposed to commissioning a black and white ancestral oil painting we can do that for you too.

If you would like to commission an ancestral portrait, please contact us or email: tim@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk

Have a question or something to add?

Please leave a comment, we’d love to hear from you!

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