Spirit of Ram

A beautiful and creative depiction of Lord Shri Ram was commissioned by our client and devotee of the Lord. The mandate was to create an unconventional painting of Shri Ram depicting his values, valor, and justice. It took us several days to create the custom handmade oil painting to meet his specifications and his approval.

To bring out the strength and vitality of Shri Ram, we chose vibrant shades of saffron and red with Lord Rams silhouette in a lighter shade. The painting is a contemporary, artistic depiction of Shri Ram, as though he rising from smoke to protect his devotees and wreak vengeance on evil.

Spirit of Ram

Notice the sublime brushwork, the play of light and shadow, as though Lord Ram is rising from smoke and shadows, an artistic homage to the ritual of Aarti.

Lord Ram himself has been depicted as a silhouette with his bow, in lighter shade conveying his values of valor and justice.

The custom handmade canvas painting was of large dimensions of size 48 inches x 48 inches ( 4 ft x 4 ft). It took several days for our team to create the painting as per our client requirements and specification, and he was very pleased with end results, when the painting was finally done. Our work earned us a 5 star rating on Google reviews.

Medium: oil painting on canvas 

Size: 24 inches x 20 inches

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Memorial portrait painting of Pramukh Swami Maharaj of Swaminarayan Sanstha

We were honored to do a commissioned oil portrait painting of Pramukh Swami Maharaj of Swaminarayan Sanstha. Widely respected and revered, Pramukh Swami Maharaj was the spiritual guru to millions of people.

It was a challenging project for us. The portrait had to capture his radiance, his knowledge, his wisdom, and his simplicity. We chose to make the portrait in black and white oil on canvas, which we felt would best bring out the essence of Swamiji and make his devotees feel his presence, watching over them, guiding them, helping them.

Oil portrait painting on canvas of Shri Pramukh Swami Maharaj

Notice the delicate lines, under the eyes, and soft lines on his forehead conveying a sense of lived wisdom. The intense light in his eyes contrasted with the darker shades around his eyes, making his eyes shine even more. Also notice the red tilak, on his forehead, the only dab of color in the entire black and white portrait, which invites the viewer’s attention to his face.

The overall grey backdrop provides and soft relief to the face and frames the face in the canvas. The delicate brushwork is also evident in the beard, as each strand of hair stands out. The team worked on creating the portrait for several days, creating every minute facet and paying attention to every minute detail.

The result has been greatly appreciated by our client, who called us and profusely congratulated us on doing such wonderful work and promised more projects will follow. The project gave us immense satisfaction by itself and our clients praise was cherry on the top 🍒. The original photo shared by the client can be seen at the end of the video.

Medium: oil painting on canvas 🎨

Size: 24 inches x 20 inches

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Van Goghs ‘Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette’ , Custom handmade oil painting reproduction

Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette is an early work by Vincent van Gogh
The small and undated oil-on-canvas painting featuring a skeleton and cigarette is part of the permanent collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It was most likely painted in the winter of 1885–86 as a satirical comment on conservative academic practices, during his time at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium.

Van Goghs ‘Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette’ , Custom handmade oil painting reproduction

Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette is an early work by Vincent van Gogh

The small and undated oil-on-canvas painting featuring a skeleton and cigarette is part of the permanent collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It was most likely painted in the winter of 1885–86 as a satirical comment on conservative academic practices, during his time at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium.

The original work measures 32 by 24.5 centimetres (12.6 in × 9.6 in). It is considered a vanitas or memento mori, at a time when Van Gogh himself was in poor health

Van Goghs ‘Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette’ , Custom handmade oil painting reproduction

The oil painting was commission by one of our of private collector clients.

The oil painting reproduction on canvas was one of our most challenging projects and also one our finest work. The challenging aspect of reproducing Van Gogh’s painting is getting the feel of the painting right, which essentially means capturing the essence of his style of painting. His use of color palettes, capturing his use of different shades, the interplay of light and shade in the painting, and most importantly getting his brush strokes right, which gives the painting his unique style. He was famed for his bold, dramatic brush strokes which expressed emotion and added a feeling of movement to his works. It´s thought that he often used paint straight from the tube (impasto).

We worked very hard over several days to recreate and reproduce the painting, understanding his feel and use of bold colours, the technique of his signature style, his bold and urgent brush strokes which gave his creations an added feeling of movement.  The outcome of the all the hard work is painting you see here in the images and video.

Our client was very happy with the end result and deeply appreciated and complimented our efforts.  We were elated when the painting was over, as not only this painting was one of our most challenging projects till date, but was also one of the most satisfying projects we have undertaken. You don’t get the opportunity to reproduce an oil painting of Van Gogh’s very often. We are thankful to our client, for giving us an opportunity which challenged us and tested our skills.

Medium: Oil painting on canvas

Size: 22 inches x 16 inches

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Portrait painting of Jharkhand leader Late Shr Suryadeo Singh

oil portrait painting of one of the tallest leaders of Jharkhand, Suryadeo Singh.
The portrait painting was created over a number of days from an old blurry reference photo shared by the client. The painting was of large dimensions of size 40 inches x 30 inches (3.5 ft x 2.5 ft approx), as befitting a tall leader.

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Portrait painting of Jharkhand leader, late Shri Suryadeo Singh

We were honoured to have been commissioned to create the oil portrait painting of one of the tallest leaders of Jharkhand, Suryadeo Singh.

Portrait painting of Jharkhand leader, Late Shri Suryadeo Singh

The portrait painting was created over a number of days from an old blurry reference photo shared by the client. The painting was of large dimensions of size 40 inches x 30 inches (3.5 ft x 2.5 ft approx), as befitting a tall leader.

The challenging part of creating the portrait was to capture the twinkle of wisdom in his eyes and the glow of leadership of his personality. Notice the brush strokes, the color palette, the interplay of different shades used to bring out the essence of the person, his values and his vision.

Our hard work was much loved by the client as can be seen by the reaction at the end of the video. Also we have shared the reference photo from which we have created the oil portrait painting.

Medium: oil painting on canvas 🎨

Size: 40 inches x 30 inches (3.5 ft x 2.5 ft)

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The Complete Family. A perfect family portrait

We loved doing this oil portrait painting project. The challenge was to include another person in the portrait painting who wasn’t present in the original photo shared with us.

We loved doing this oil portrait painting project. The challenge was to include another person in the portrait painting who wasn’t present in the original photo shared with us.

The Complete Family

We worked with two different pics and combined them in such a manner that the everyone looked joyful and natural in the painting that eventually came out. The client was extremely happy with the end result, and we earned ourself a five star rating on the reviews 🤩

Medium: Oil Painting on Canvas

Size: 36 inches x 24 inches

Previously we had done a similar oil portrait painting, where we combined four different members of the family to create one awesome family oil painting portrait. Check the below family oil portrait painting

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Choose Unique Mother’s Day Gift Today

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If you don’t want to hand her over a bouquet of questionable flowers this Mother’s Day, then we have you covered. Undoubtedly, there happens to be an incredible amount of pressure resting on the shoulder of each one of us when it comes to buying a unique Mother’s Day gift. You want to get hold of something that your mom can use all the time, but it won’t be utilitarian. The gift you choose needs to have a beautiful sentimental spin to it. But, the endless number of choices that are available to you only make the process of buying the perfect gift for her harder and so much more overwhelming. So, let go off your worries for we have done it for you.

The best Mother’s Day gift ideas –

Here, is a list of ideas that has been cherry picked according to the taste of every mom out there. From being sweet and simple to completely extraordinary, these are our expert recommendations for you.

Books can always be anyone’s best friend –

Whether your mother is a book worm, or she simply wants them to add the perfect look to her coffee table, books are the ultimate choice and one can’t ever go wrong with them. For every woman who was once hooked on the Gone Girl will definitely love a book like All Things Cease To Appear. A few other books which are a great choice are The Nest, A Fairly Good Time, or cook books if that what she loves.

Customized Portrait Painting –

When we are on the subject of something extraordinary that you can gift your mother this year then portrait painting of your mother is an extraordinary idea that we can’t miss out on. How about going the extra mile when it comes to making her feel special? Choose a photograph that you love more than anything and transform it into a mind-blowing hand-crafted painting. Not only it is way more different than framing a photograph (which everyone does these days) but also it will show how much you care. Customized Portrait Painting is a unique Mother’s Day gift for her which she will be able to cherish for ages to come.

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The comfort that sneakers can bring in her life –

There are several unique Mother’s Day gift ideas, but we personally feel there is absolutely nothing that is more appealing, comfortable, and cool than a pair of white sneakers for your mother. Choose a great pair of shoes for her, which are well structured and will last her longer than any ordinary pair of her everyday shoes.

The perfect tool basket –

Help her take care of her plants and garden with an amazing tool basket in wicker which will make her work in the garden easier. Something that is durable yet lightweight to hold everything she needs. There is nothing more useful in the garden than a perfect tool basket which is designed specifically for her.

It is time your mom felt special and you look like the best kid ever. These unique Mother’s Day gift ideas will certainly do the trick for you

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Handmade Oil Paintings make for the Best Anniversary Gifts for Him and Her

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Whether it is your own 7th anniversary, your friends 5th Anniversary or your parents 30th Anniversary, or your children’s first anniversary, searching for anniversary gifts is a tough task these days. You go online and you search Anniversary gifts, and Google will through a plethora of options at you to choose from. Then there is flipkart, Amazon and other online stores, which will show you hundreds of options for Anniversary gifts.

Which one to buy? Is bed sheet a good anniversary gift? Or maybe a perfume, a watch, maybe a cutlery set?

All these are valid options, but none of these are unique. What you ideally should aim for is an anniversary gift that people will remember you for and something that will always remind them of their happy memories and your thoughtful personalized gift.

If you are wondering what can be such a gift? Wonder no more, we are talking about personalized handmade oil portrait paintings.

A handmade Oil Portrait painting is a unique, thoughtful gift, which lasts a long time, and leaves a great impression across all ages and occasions. A well-made hand painted Oil Portrait paintings conveys a unique sense of style, and aesthetics.  They require minimal maintenance, like an occasional dusting, and are long lasting and durable.
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But you must choose your painter with great care as it is the artist, who makes or breaks this unique gift idea. If you are aware of a good artist, who makes good work, then you should approach him for it. If however, you are like many others, who don’t know any artist, fear not, for you have come the right place. Paintphotographs.com is curated artist platform, for personalized portraits and handmade Oil paintings. Our art prices are reasonable and standardized. You can check our prices here. And we deliver work of the highest quality, at reasonable prices. To check our work, we encourage you to visit our gallery pages, or our social media accounts on instagram, or facebook and you can see for yourself our work and our customers’ likes & comments.

And if have questions, just ping us on the chat box and we will be happy to help you.

So next time your wife, husband, friend say that “Anniversary is coming up, what should be the gift?” Answer them with confident smile, “An Oil Portrait Painting by Paintphotographs.com.”

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Hand Painted Oil Portraits are the best Christmas gift Ever!

Christmas is around the corner and with that there’s mad rush to get gifts for the loved ones, which will opened under the Christmas tree in few weeks from. But what to buy is such a challenge.

Super markets and online shopping malls are over flowing with gadgets and clothes and all kinds of offers. And it really becomes challenging to choose a meaningful and thoughtful gift.

Is that coveted latest handset from Apple a good and thoughtful gift? What about Alexa or Google home? Maybe a tablet will make a good gift. Or maybe the latest fashionable clothes and trendy jeans will make a good gift?

The problem is all these gifts will become outdated by the time next Christmas rolls around. Apple will come out with a new phone, there Alexa will have some new upgraded version, which will make the current one look old, and the fashion trends will change. That latest trendy pair of jeans will not look so trendy after all in a years’ time.

So the problem remains.

It is where art world comes in. Art serves as conversation starter, reflection of the classy taste and the thoughtfulness of the giver.  But it just shouldn’t be just any piece of art, but personalized, custom made piece of art.

That’s where hand-painted oil portraits standout. They are made to order, made by real artist and make lovely wall hangings. And most importantly they are not prone to get obsolete by software upgrades.  A well made, hand painted oil portrait will last a few generations of phones and others gadgets, and some more.

And most importantly they look good for very long time, and don’t require much maintenance. Just an occasional wipe from a clean piece of cloth is all the upkeep that is needed for the oil portrait painting.

And the best part, they will not burn a hole in your pocket, while making you appears thoughtful and meaningful giver of gifts.

A well-made, hand painted Oil portrait is the perfect gift for all occasions.

Want anniversary gift to impress your wife, an Oil portrait will steal her heart.

Want a special Christmas gift for your mom, a hand painted family portrait will gladden her heart.

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Want to impress your girlfriends’ parents, a bottle of wine and family portrait of your girlfriend should do the trick.

Want to impress your boss at work with a Christmas gift, hand painted oil portrait of him, will make him appreciate you more.

Literally, whatever the occasion, a well made, hand painted oil will painting stand out!

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Why should You get your oil portrait painted?

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This question was asked by friends and family, when we started this project. After all, people have mobile 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 counter intuitive. Because people take so many photos all the time, and post it on their social media, the really cherished photos, the moments, get lost in the time line, buried under newer & newer social media posts and ultimately fades 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 gets 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.

This post was triggered by a Bloomberg article here:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2015-11-16/painted-portraits-are-the-new-selfie-cost-15-000

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How to convert your photo into a painting?

Many a times we wish to take a beloved photo and convert it into beautiful handcrafted painting. If you are an accomplished artist, then the job is easier, but for the rest of us mere mortals, the path to a perfect painting from a photo, is filled with questions.

Where to find an artist? How to ensure he does a good job?

Can I see his past work? These are the typical questions that will come to your mind, if you are not an accomplished artist yourself. You will ask around your friends and have to take their word for it.

Assuming you are able to find one, comes the next stage, How to negotiate the price? Is the price he is quoting is fair? Is it high? Is it low? You can’t simply walk into another store to find out the answers. You need to research, ask around or come to us at paintphotographs.com.

We take all your questions and uncertainty out of the equation.

Our prices are transparent. You can check out our pricing page for the details.

We have created a network of professional and accomplished artist who create amazing high quality portraits and paintings from images and photographs. You don’t have to take our word for it, just check our gallery pages, and our social media pages on Facebook, instagram & twitter.

We have made our ordering process extremely easy and online. Just go to Order now page, choose your medium sketch or painting, choose your size, c hoose number of subjects you want to get painted/sketched, upload your pic, and checkout. That’s it! No matter where you stay, just order online and your painting will be home delivered in few days’ time, and you will have a gorgeous handmade painting, gracing the walls of your home.

And yes, if need help or have questions, just ping us on the site. We are there ready to serve you.

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