I found an old Polaroid photo of my dad in a box.
It was starting to fade but he looked so dashing in it I thought it
would make a great portrait.
I ran across Paint Your Life and they said they could turn
the old Polaroid into a portrait oil painting for me quickly, easily, and
inexpensively and the work would be guaranteed. They said they would let me ask
for modifications until I was 100% satisfied!
I decided on a 30 inch x 40 inch portrait which cost me
under $300. I was amazed at the price but this made me unsure about the quality
and if I would really be happy enough with it to give it to my dad.
I took the chance - after all it was guaranteed. My dad's
photo was hand painted by real live artists. It wasn't computer generated. When
I received the oil painting I was stunned. The old Polaroid had turned into a
perfect portrait - an oil painting - on canvas - of my dad. I couldn't have been
happier except for one thing...
When I gave the portrait to my dad he was thrilled to have
it and thought it fantastic. Embarrassingly enough he said it must have cost
thousands and offered to help me pay for it. You know dads. I didn't
accept naturally, and told him it was a gift from me, and no he couldn't help
defray any of the cost. I didn't tell him how little it really cost me.
When he hung it up however, I noticed a peculiarity about
the painting that I didn't see when I had it up close. The eyes, I noticed were
looking at me when I looked at it from one side of the room and then again from
the other side. - they seemed to follow me as I walked across the room. I love
I don't know how the artist did that or if it happens on
all the painting with all the artists but it did with this one. As far as I am
concerned this painting is a masterpiece.
" My mom was absolutely thrilled when she saw her painting.
I ordered a 30x40 oil for her birthday of her and her horse, Sophie, who passed
away in May of this year. Sophie was my mom's pride and joy, so when she died,
things weren't really the same here. Now Sophie can be seen in all her glory on
the mantle above the fireplace. I showed the picture to several friends who
loved it and are planning to order portraits of their own horses. I also intend
to have a painting done of my horse soon. I'll send a picture of my mom and I
with her painting as soon as my dad e-mails it to me. Thanks for helping me give
my mom the best birthday present! "
" To say that I am happy with my oil painting is an
understatement... I am absolutely thrilled with the talent of the artist and the
quality of the painting! Thank you so much for a beautiful job. I will be a
return customer for certain. "