How Are Paintings Produced?

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An Inside Look Into How Paintings Are Made 


Are you curious about the hard work, creativity, and craftsmanship that goes into creating a piece of beautiful artwork? You’ve come to the right place. Paint Your Life’s team of artists are highly skilled and constantly producing world-class works of art based on customers’ favorite photos. Each artist at Paint Your Life works long and hard to create each unique painting, and the process they go through is fascinating. 


In this post, we will walk you through the process of completing a custom painting. In addition, you will get some intriguing information about the way paintings are produced in general. Professional artists are hard workers, using their creativity to create incredible works of art and make the world a more beautiful place. 

Introducing Paint Your Life 


At Paint Your Life, our artists are here to help you preserve your precious memories in the form of one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Specializing in multiple forms of paintings and drawings, our artists are masters of creating stunning renditions of your favorite photos, perfect for proudly displaying in your home!


The process of creating each unique piece of artwork from Paint Your Life starts with a reference photo. This can be a picture that has special significance to you and your family, something you would want to hang on your wall to preserve a valuable memory. It can be a picture of your family together, a snapshot from your wedding, a cute pic of your pet, or one of a wide variety of other possible subjects – there are plenty of possibilities and ways to be creative with your custom artwork!


Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor – Three Unique Mediums 


Once you have selected a photo that you love and want to have turned into a piece of art, your next step in the process is selecting a medium for your artwork. If you want to receive a beautiful custom painting from Paint Your Life, you have three phenomenal options for mediums for your painting (and several more for drawings!) These mediums are oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints. 


Every painting is unique, and the different types of paints used by artists to create their masterpieces play a key role in the distinct look and feel of each piece of art. Acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings all have key characteristics that distinguish them from each other. When you are looking for a specific style of painting to hang in your home, one of these mediums is sure to catch your eye. 


You can find some incredible examples of each of these types of paintings by visiting Paint Your Life’s online gallery. Organized by medium, subject matter, and artist, our online gallery is full of gorgeous artwork created by our team of skilled artists.


To get a feel for the different types of paintings available from Paint Your Life, take some time to explore and look at examples of each medium. You may have a particular liking for oil paintings or love the vibrant look of acrylic artwork. There is no wrong option to choose – it’s all about what you love and how you want to decorate your home and preserve your precious memories!


How Long Does It Take to Complete a Painting? 


Once an artist gets started on creating a piece of artwork, they can spend days working hard on it. A painter needs to pay close attention to the details and intricacies of each aspect of their work. When an artist is replicating a photo as a painting, attention to detail takes on a whole new level of importance. The artist working on turning your photo into a work of art is paying close attention to each aspect of your photo, working hard to do it justice.


The time it takes to complete a work of art often depends largely on the intricacies and complexities of the painting and the dimensions – the size – of the artwork. When an artist is carefully recreating a photo that features many different people, this process will, of course, take longer than replicating a portrait that includes a single person. The details of a person’s face can take an artist hours to recreate. A skilled artist may be able to work faster, but the process can still take a significant amount of time, even for the pros.


Paintings are often created in layers. An artist may start off their creation of a painting by laying out the foundations of the artwork, then move onto the finer details. Painting often includes careful blending of pigments to create specific hues, as well as layering create certain textures and gradients. When an artist at Paint Your Life is replicating a photo sent in by a customer, they are paying careful attention to the colors in the picture and blending pigments to recreate them with paint.


A piece of unique artwork from Paint Your Life can take as little as 16 days to arrive at your door. However, if your painting is larger and includes more subjects, an artist will often need more time to complete the artwork. Fortunately, our pro artists have trained and practiced for hundreds of hours to maximize their efficiency, so you can always count on your artwork arriving in a timely manner!


Framing Artwork 


When a painting is completed, there are still a few more steps that can be taken before it is completely ready to display on your wall. One of the most important steps in the process is choosing a frame for the artwork and pairing the frame with the painting. 


A frame gives a piece of art a perfect backdrop to sit in, adding an additional level of presentability to a painting. At Paint Your Life, we offer several different framing options for your custom artwork, each of which can give your painting a distinct look and feel when it is displayed on your wall.


Your painting does not necessarily need to be displayed in a frame, but framed artwork always looks stunning. In addition, when you are aiming to give your home a specific feel, a frame made from a certain material can often lend itself particularly well to your decorative style. 


Frames for paintings are typically made from plastic, wood, steel or metal. Each of these materials, when paired with your custom work of art, can make your personalized artwork even more appealing to look at.


Ordering Artwork From Paint Your Life 


Now that you know more about how paintings are produced, let’s talk about how to order your own custom piece of art from Paint Your Life!


Personalized artwork is an incredibly unique and meaningful form of home decor. By converting a favorite photo into a painting, you end up with a piece of one-of-a-kind artwork that is completely unique to you and your family. With Paint Your Life, you can use customized artwork to celebrate some of the most important things in your life – your loved ones, pets, home and more.


When you are ready to order a piece of art from Paint Your Life, getting started is simple. All you need to do is look through your personal collection of photos and find one that you would love to see turned into a beautiful work of art. You might have hundreds of photos saved in the camera roll on your phone, and one of these can make for a perfect piece of art to hang on your wall. Choosing a photo that you love the most is often the hardest part – finding one is easy!


In addition, Paint Your Life gives you the opportunity to look back and reminisce on your favorite memories with the people you love most. Looking through old photos is bound to bring up a surge of emotions. Sometimes, it is all too easy to forget to look back and reflect on all of the special memories you have made in your life through the years. Make getting custom artwork from Paint Your Life what prompts you to open old photo albums and the camera roll on your phone to look back and remember the best and most unforgettable moments in your life!


Your custom piece of artwork from Paint Your Life can be based on photos from a wide variety of moments in your life. Not only do these one-of-a-kind pieces of art make the perfect decor for your own home, but they also make for incredible gifts! A beautiful and unique piece of art is an extremely meaningful way to let someone know you love them without saying a single word. 


When you want to give a gift that the recipient is sure to never forget, Paint Your Life has you covered. Giving the gift of artwork from Paint Your Life gives you an opportunity to spread love and joy to someone near and dear to you, all thanks to the beauty of meaningful, personalized artwork!