oil paintings , pastel drawings and pencil drawings from your photos of people and pets

keeping the memory of your loved ones alive with a
painting from photograph of people and pets

painting from photograph
find more samples in my galleries
painting from photo

You can have wonderful oil paintings from  photos hand painted by a professional portrait artist in the UK created Specially For You !
Exclusive fine art oil paintings 
Portraits from your cherished photos of people and pets by talented professional artist David Gilchrist.
With many years experience I am a master at producing a unique quality portrait from a picture you will love.
great results using finest grade artist materials that will last and give you an original portrait painting of stunning quality you will treasure in the years to come.
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I use modern high grade artist quality griffin alkyd oil paints by Winsor and Newton that dry in days ( not weeks ) with less time between each stage, I can be more cost effective. 
Your painting is created in weeks, not months No time is wasted for a sitting  as I work direct from your photo
see also my dog portraits page for pet portrait ideas.

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 strangers 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 product 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 for you or your loved one. I invite you to browse through my online portfolio galleries to see some examples of paintings I’ve done! If there are  projects you would like to commission, please feel free to contact me  .


Thank you 

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