Paintings From Photographs: Great Gift Idea or Menace?!?

By: Neal Morton

The portrait of the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the world's most beautiful and recognizable artistic paintings. Leonardo didn't paint this classic work of art from a photograph but he could have if he'd been born about 350 years later.

What could make a better gift idea than a loved one's treasured memory transferred to a handmade, oil paint on canvas, painting made from your photographs and according to your instructions? Imagine, any figure or number of figures; human, pet or animal can be included. Any background you have a picture of can also be used. The painting would be according to your instructions and done to your satisfaction. Imagine the look on your loved one's face when he or she unwraps such a present. Hand made oil paintings from photos make great anniversary and wedding gifts, and birthday and Christmas presents too.

There are other lesser ways of making a painting from photographs such as a special computer printer into which the photo is scanned in one end and an imitation oil-like painting is spit out the other end. There are also some artists, which will apply some oil paint directly onto your photo in an attempt to make it look like an oil painting. But accept no lesser imitations, nothing satisfies the soul like true human created art. Oil on canvas applied by human hands is the only true way to create a treasure worth keeping forever. So remember to turn your favorite photos to paintings when your favorite loved one's birthday, anniversary, wedding or any other gift-giving occasion comes around.

Now that I've convinced you that paintings from photos is truly a great gift idea (and not a menace) you probably want to know where the best place to get such a gift for the lowest price? Well, the answer to this question is Ye Old Art Shoppe. At Ye Old Art Shoppe they offer paintings from photographs using only high quality materials and experienced artists at prices starting at only $100 for a 5"x7" portrait of a single figure. Ye Old Art Shoppe also offers photos to paintings in larger sizes and with additional figures.

Ye Old Art Shoppe (http://www.yeoldartshoppe.com) also offers a fine selection of art, unique decorations, and one of a kind gift ideas from around the world.

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