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Retirement Gift Ideas/ stunning anniversary gifts- celebrate your memories! / hand painted portrait painting

Retirement Gift Ideas/ stunning anniversary gifts- celebrate your memories! / hand painted portrait painting

When an employee has dedicated his life to the business or, when a couple have been married for a number of years, it may be difficult to think of the perfect gift. After all, a watch is just too cliché. You want to give the truly special gift, the one that will last for years to come. The perfect gift for such an occasion is a hand painted portrait of the person who is retiring, the couple whose anniversary is coming up or of you for that someone special. You can get this perfect gift at

Formerly only the elite, those in high society or in the courts of kings and queens could ever think of such gifts. Today, however anyone can afford a hand painted portrait. For just a few hundred dollars, you can give the heirloom gift that will last for generations.

 Getting a custom portrait painted for that special time in your life is not as difficult as it once was. You no longer have to sit for long hours in front of an artist and he does not have to charge exorbitant fees to travel to your location to paint you. All you have to do to get that special gift is to send in a photograph of the person you want the portrait to be of, wait 8 to 12 weeks and receive the hand painted portrait at your doorstep.

 Custom portraits can hang in offices, in halls, living rooms, bedrooms, a home office, or above a mantle. They make an extraordinary accent for any room. The portrait will always be the focal point to people entering the room, and it will always receive positive comments. 

Now that we have established why a portrait is the ideal gift for anyone that is retiring, a special anniversary, to show a special memory or for any other special occasion, it is time to get to work. You should not just send the picture in and expect the portrait to arrive just the way you want it. You really need to look through our catalogue and choose a style that you like. We have hundreds of artists that work with us, but not every painter may be able to give you just what you want. You see a painter has a particular creative style, and although all of our painters are excellent at reproducing famous works, not all painters reproduce all styles. A painter chooses a style he is best able to recreate, so some painters will work best with expressionistic paintings, while others prefer working with realism or neoclassical styles with photorealist techniques.

Because of this, we at have made our database available to you.

 For instance, if you enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling of the expressionists then you want to choose this type of soft rendering for the portrait, but if you prefer hard lines and real life like quality then you want a painter that works with realistic reproductions from the renaissance or classical period.

 To help you make a better style decision, print out samples of different art styles and paste them on the walls. This will help you determine which style fits best with the office or home.

If the portrait is not for you but meant instead as a gift, be sure to ask subtle questions of the receiver. You can ask things like; what type of art styles do you like? Who is your favorite painter? You may even want to show him styles of paintings to see which he prefers. In most cases, this type of question will not advise the receiver of the type of gift he is receiving, because a portrait is usually the last gift anyone would ever think of receiving, not because it is an unwelcome gift, but because it is normally an exorbitantly priced gift. This is the fabulous gift that no one expects to receive -- and no one knows where to get it.

When you decide on the style you want this special gift to be painted in, then you must analyze the picture you are sending in to Look at the clothing and the background of the person whose portrait is painted. You want to keep them from wearing very colorful or printed garments as this will detract from the facial features. You also want them to wear classic cut clothing. The last thing you want is for a portrait to be painted, using clothing that will be dated and old looking in just a few short years. If you stick to neutral colors and classic cut clothing, you should not have a problem, as the portrait will always look current.

 Once you have the image you want painted for your gift, decide on whether you want a head shot portrait or a head and shoulders. The head shot only has the head, facial features and the upper part of the shoulders. While the head and shoulders portrait has the head, shoulders, torso and arms. You can also choose to have an entire body portrait done if that is what you want to give for this special event.

Prices will fluctuate depending on the type of portrait you want and the size of the portrait you want. However, the prices at are still very reasonable no matter what size or type of portrait you decide on.

Once you have all the details worked out, call us or contact one of our customer service agents who will be happy to assist you with any further information regarding the portrait work for the gift you need. When your order is finished, you can expect your portrait to arrive within 3 weeks, so be sure to plan it far enough in advance of the event you want it for.

 Do not ever hesitate in thinking of this as the perfect gift. This is the one true gift that will bring decades of pleasure, and will become a cherished heirloom treasured by all of the receiver’s family.


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