Oil Painting from Photo
For this, first, you'll need a
Oil colours have been used in
various forms since the 15th
Century. The popularity of oil
colours can be attributed to their
extraordinary versatility, offering
the artist excellent results from
traditional techniques of blending
and glazing, impasto and scumbeling.
You could paint from photographs,
books or other sources.
* Get a family reunion painting.
Well, you can add those who were
unable to make it.
* Want to be next your favorite
sports hero? He can be side-by-side
* Missing your longtime companion
dog. You could put both back
together in spirit.
* Want to be seen with Pamela
Anderson. Your friends won't believe
* Sing along with Elvis? You could
dare do that too.
* Old photos only in black or white?
You can enlarge them into colorful
* You could add the backgrounds of
your choice, change dress colors,
make yourself look slimmer and
To create portraits from photographs
takes special skills, the artist
must adjust for the distortion that
a camera creates and add living
color to a flat photographic image.
You could even stop at this point
and add a frame or a border and have
a very nice oil painting.
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