If you feel that a particular spot on the wall in the house or in the office needs to have an artwork that is more authentic than a print, then WahooArt.com has the answer for you. Order your own hand-painted oil painting, to be painted for you by our staff of skilled artists.
You can give us a family photo to be painted on canvas or choose from our vast virtual gallery of digital images of the best in western art and one of our good artists will paint your portrait or duplicate masterpiece as an oil painting within 15-20 days.
our hand-painting service is very affordable and our price includes the free freighting of your painting to your door.
Your portrait in oil
One of our master oil portrait artists, with years' of experience, loves nothing more while at work than to sit in front of his or her easel in the studio ready to paint a portrait from the photo that you have sent to us.
Our artist then becomes again a part of the western portrait-painting tradition going back, say, to Rembrandt van Rijn, the master painter of contemporary faces in Holland in the 17th century, or to earlier portraits painters of the Italian Renaissance.
A more recent Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who in early in the 20th century painted this insightful oil portrait (available in our collection) of her husband, the famous Mexican painter of revolutionary murals, Diego Rivera. Through the good likeness, we can read some of the man's character, and perhaps have a hint of the tumultuous married life that these two creative and fiery people had together.
Frida's own self-portraits of course have rightly brought her fame in the way that they directly reveal her own life that was plagued by serious injuries and suffering.
If the portrait photo that you send to us to be painted as an oil painting has captured some glimpse of the sitter's personality, then our good artist will have no problem showing that in your painting.
Of course your photo can be of any subject. If you had photographed it and wish it painted and framed, that's good enough reason for us.
If you as a customer happen to be in a more difficult or challenging mood and wish to make our artists earn their keep, then perhaps try to order a big replica on canvas of this Pointillist painting, entitled Grey weather, of French painter Georges-Pierre Seurat.
Instead of groaning audibly in the studio when he or she receives the commission, our staff painter is more likely to rise to your challenge and immediate set to the task of painting, with brushes with very small points, each of the thousands of paint spots of pure color that Monsieur Seurat had painstakingly used to create this hazy and atmospheric scene.
Like the other painter in the Pointillism school of Paris around 1886, Paul Signac, Seurat pushed the painting technique of contemporary Impressionist painters a little further, to capture and study light in this more detailed way, long before the invention of pixelated bitmap computer images.
The result? You can almost breathe the air of that grey morning when he painted that picture probably in the open,or en plein air.
WahooArt.com specializes in oil paintings. With quality being the utmost important, our reproductions can take up to two weeks to create. Most of our oil painters were well-trained in art schools and colleges and this equips them to handle all classic style commissions easily. We have 10 years of experience in oil-painting work.
Ready to order?
Clicking on the Buy Art tab on our home page brings you to our link to the photo-to-painting service. Clicking on the oil portrait of Kate Beckinsale takes you to our order page for the hand-painting service.
There you can customize the image itself, such as what aspects of the original photo to be included in the painting or whether to specify a different background.
You want to replace the face on the painting with your own? No problem! We can replace faces inside artwork, change backgrounds, or even replace objects within the painting.
Once your order is received, we will contact you by email to determine your exact requirements. Much room here for some creativity and fun!
You can order the size of the painting, pick a suitable stretcher frame and picture frame, or whether to have the unframed canvas shipped to you rolled up in a tube.
We recommend the choice of linen canvas as the surface to be painted due to its strength and resistance to decay. Because linen is woven from flax, the weave of linen shows through the many layers of paint to produce a distinctive, authentic look.
Because linen retains its own natural oils, the canvas is more flexible and has a more natural-looking weaved finish than cotton. Mural artworks will be painted on light cotton canvas.
Before placing your order, the best place to go at our site is our "Customization" page
Using this piece of computer wizardry we provide, you can choose a painting in our collection that may resemble in composition and color to the commission that we are about to place with us.
And there it is, floating on a blank wall in a room like that of its final destination. With a click of the mouse, you can try to fit different types of frames around it, from the many frames that are shown on the screen alongside your picture.
You can also click choices of wall color, wallpapers with patterns and color, and even room furniture arrangements, that may resemble the place where you will eventually hang your prized commissioned oil painting.
WahooArt.com provides 100% guarantees that the painting you delivered to you will be museum quality, hand-painted oil on canvas, unlimited painting revision, photo of your painting before delivery and free worldwide shipping.It's an easy way really.