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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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Harry Colt’s Oil Portrait for Betchworth Park Golf Club

Betchworth Park Golf Club is celebrating its Centenary this year. To mark the occasion, following the Club’s AGM in March, an oil portrait by Fabulous Masterpieces of the course designer, Harry Colt, was presented to the Club by Barry Thomson, a Club Director.

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The oil portrait was based on an old black & white photograph (shown below) and our artist was asked to paint a realist-style oil portrait in colour using this photograph as inspiration.

Harry Colt

The Finished Result

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A distinguished oil painting of Harry Colt by Fabulous Masterpieces

The artist used premium Winsor & Newton oils and expertly painted Harry Colt onto a high quality duck-cotton canvas. The oil painting took 3 weeks to paint and needed a further 2-3 weeks to dry before it could be delivered for its presentation.

Are you thinking of commissioning an oil portrait?

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Commission a Portrait Artist with Fabulous Masterpieces

The whole process is so simple! Simply email or post us your photo(s) that you would like the artist to work from and we’ll do the rest. All portraits are strictly commissioned-to-order and take between 3 to 6 weeks to complete, as we also need to wait for the oils to have dried before we can deliver your painting to you!

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Prices for an oil portrait based on your favourite photograph start from £250. If you would like to receive a quote please email portraits@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk. To see the portrait price guide, please click here.

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).

Portraits From Multiple Photos

The resulting oil painting using multiple photos.

Another Example

Oil Portraits From Photos Portraits From photos

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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