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oil paintings , pastel drawings and pencil drawings from your photos of people and pets
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oil paintings from pictures
find more samples in my galleries

 oil paintings portraits created by hand
from your special photo image in UK
can keep
your cherished memories alive to treasure forever in your home
or office etc.
top quality materials used throughout


you can have fabulous oil paintings from pictures of people and pets painted by professional portrait painter  David Gilchrist who has many years experience in creating artwork for clients.

Oil paintings are 100% traditionally hand  painted on premium cotton canvas in a realistic style using Winsor and Newton artist oil colours for a great picture to canvas painting.

my pet portrait page is good for more ideas for pet oil paintings.

My oil paintings from pictures can take up to 3 weeks to create due to paint drying time etc. so please order in plenty of time as there is usually a waiting list of portraits to be completed . 

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a colour oil portrait painting
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completed artist
oil painting 
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attractive young woman talking pictures

you need a good clear photo for me to work from

visit my dog portraits page for details of my authentic dog portraits by hand from your special image

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 to dog page

About My Oil Paintings From Photographs

One of the most well-known and in-demand painting styles, oil paintings offer rich texture and color that can turn an ordinary photograph into a true work of art. I use this technique to create stunningly realistic oil paintings from photographs, turning pets and family members into fine works of art on canvas.

As a portrait artist, I use photographs of people and pets for use as reference material when creating oil paintings. It’s important to have quality reference material to work from when painting portraits, so I encourage all of my clients to send me clear, well-lit photos of themselves or their pet so that I can ensure your final masterpiece looks just like you want it to.

Creating an oil painting is a multi-step process that begins with taking photos of you or your pet for reference material. Then, I paint these photos roughly onto  canvas, add shadows and adjust details before finally adding final paint on top to create a realistic image.

Throughout the process, it’s crucial that all steps are taken seriously in order to create a beautiful painting from photo  for you or your loved one. I invite you to browse through my online portfolio galleries to see some examples of oil paintings from picures I’ve done!

If there are  projects you would like to commission, please feel free to contact me  .


Thank you 

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