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7 Ideas for Custom Painting Requests!

The Perfect Gift

if you're looking for a one-of-a-kind a gift for someone who has everything....or if you're looking for a certified heart-felt tear jerker for your loved ones, commissioning a painting is a great way to go.

Here are some ideas and examples of paintings and ideas my clients and I have come up with in the past:

#1 -Their favorite musician or entertainer:

Below: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald. Charlie "Bird" Parker.

#2 - Angels to memorialize the ones we miss.

Below: (done from two photos, she didn't have a photo of her late mother and her in her adult life.)

#3 -Babies & Children Gift a painting of the little people in their life that keep them going!

The painting above is of siblings. On the left and right are photo transfers of their parents, grandparents and symbols of their heritage. Their mother is Irish and the father is from Zimbabwe.


#4 - Portraits of LOVE

for your significant other or couples who have reached an anniversary milestone, or have just wedded.

To the Left: Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Jordan. My very own granparent's 65th Anniversary. Oil, Acrylic, and Xerox Transfer on Hardboard.

Details: Transfers at the top: Top Left Doris in her 20's, Top Right Oscar in his 20's during World War II. Middle: their 25th Wedding Anniversary. The bottom portion are painted portraits of their youth.

#5 - Old and New: Use photos from the past and present to create a painting that tells a story of a lifetime or legacy;


Tells the story of Sacrfice his parents made by moving to America to Ethiopia so he and his siblings could have a better opportunity

#6 -Friends 4 Ever

These 4 women have known one another since childhood. Done as a gift and painted from two photographs taken in the 70's

#7 - Portraits of Accomplishments: For someone who has just retired, graduated or won a sports championship.

Interested in a Commissioned painting? Contact me. I openly welcome comments and feedback. Feel free to drop a line below. :-)

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