The turnaround depends on three factors:
1.) Whether you use normal service or express service
2.) The medium of the painting
3.) The size of the painting
* Express service means that we start working on your order immediately. You can choose it when you are at the shopping cart page. This service costs an additional 15%.
** Express shipping will make the shipping a few days shorter. You don't need to decide when you place your order. Right after approving your painting, you'll be able to choose it for an extra $9 - $39 (depending on choice of framing and size of painting)
The most complicated part of the painting are the subjects (people/pets). Painting the faces or detailed features from the photo is the most delicate task, and this takes considerable time. For this reason, we need to know the number of subjects in the painting, so that we are able to determine the complexity of the painting, and price it accordingly.
If your photo is of a house/vehicle/landscape please choose landscape as the type. When choosing to have people or pets painted, you will need to count the number of people or pets present. The number of subjects is tallied based on the number of people or pets present in the photo that you want painted and does not count background images such as houses, trees, cars or other buildings.
Go to our price page for further information.
1.) Credit Card: Pay directly on our website using your credit card
2.) PayPal: Pay with your PayPal account or if you do not have an account you may still use your credit card by clicking on `Don`t have a PayPal account?` link.We are unable to accept any other form of payment, including checks.
You may also choose to have a hard copy gift certificate mailed to yourself or your recipient.
1.) Rolled - your painting will be shipped rolled in an art tube.
2.) Gallery wrap - your painting will be stretched on a wooden frame. This option is only for oil and acrylic paintings.
3.) Framed - your ordered painting will be delivered framed (ready to hang).
1. Send photos that flatter the photographed person. If you don't like the way you look in the photo, if you think that your smile doesn't look real, or your nose looks too big, try to pick another photo. Don't expect the artists to make the person look much better than he looks in the photo :)
2. Try to send photos with the highest resolution. If your photo is less than 100 KB size, its resolution may be too low for our artists to create a good quality painting from it.
3. Pay attention to the background. If you have a beautiful photo of your little boy for example, but the background is filled with details that will detract from the painted portrait. In such a case, you can simply choose a solid background from the options we offer, or ask that the artist will choose it for you.
Please mention any details that can help our editors to colorize it correctly (like: "The hair should be blond and the eyes should be blue"). We will send you the colorized photo for approval before continuing.
By the way this service is free to you and included in the price.