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Why should You get your oil portrait painted?

Posted on 27 June, 2018


This question was asked by friends and family when we started this project. After all, people have mobiles in their pockets and take selfies all the time while eating, catching up with friends, going to the theatre, and so on. So why will people want a portrait?

Indeed it’s an interesting question. And our reasoning was counterintuitive. Because people take so many photos all the time and post them on their social media, the really cherished photos, the moments, get lost in the timeline, buried under newer & newer social media posts, and ultimately fade from memory.

Indeed the selfie culture has given rise to the movement of impermanence, where everything is recorded but nothing is remembered. Where the real treasured moments get buried and forgotten under the irrelevant noise.

A good hand-painted oil portrait or sketch makes that cherished moment permanent. It adds depth and personality to the subject, in a way that no HD camera or selfie, can ever hope to capture. A brush stroke of an accomplished artist can add a shadow under the eye, to make it more mysterious, a flick of the brush, can enhance the smile and make it more appealing. An artist adds to the personality of the subject, adds to the grandeur of the moment, and adds permanence to the moment. And that’s why you need an oil painting, gracing your walls, in front of you always, reminding you of the ‘good old days, a sign of permanence, in the ever-changing and uncertain world. A place for your treasured memories, for you to cherish forever, long after the selfie was posted, consumed by likes, shares & comments, and then forgotten. 

If you wish to order a custom handmade oil painting or a portrait painting you can visit our order now page. To know the prices you can visit our pricing page. To see our work you can visit our gallery pages. To connect with us ping us on our chat messenger on the website or ping us on Whatsapp or call us at 918291070650 or drop us an email at  support@paintphotographs.com  


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