Just had a delightful visit with a client who drove up from Florida to pick up this oil portrait of her parents and stayed with us for a few days. So special to see her connect so emotionally to this portrait and to have this small part in keeping their memory alive for her and her family. A fine art portrait surely does become a treasured family heirloom. (Dad did look a little sad in the original photo but we managed to give him a little smile.)
You probably have a family snapshot of a beloved family member who needs to be remembered with a family portrait. Here is an example I recently completed as a gift for a wife and daughter in remembrance of their loved one. Email me a photo today and your unique "Pastel Portrait" gift will be sent to you within a few weeks. JMcGrathArt@Gmail.com
A few years ago I was commissioned to paint this oil portrait of a man's mother who was deceased. I loved the lighting on the weathered face. I painted it with a plain background and the client was very pleased. Recently I did my own portrait of this dear lady but added the garden, shed and landscape that you see here. I now have it over my fireplace and it is one of my favorite portraits.Perhaps you have a simple snapshot of a loved one that would give a family . . .
. . .A FOREVER MEMORY!
You could add their home, an interior, a pet or anything that adds to their life story.
Recently did this portrait for a dear lady who sent me her favorite portrait of her husband she had recently lost. Her daughter came to my studio to pick it up I experience the portrait artist greatest moment when I saw that tear slide down her cheek as she said "That's my dad!"
I am adding the snapshot photo to show that you can use a "not so great" photo that you love....or that you could also choose a person out from a group photo. You can see that the hat was changed and background removed to preserve the memory of a beloved husband. Clothing and hair can also be changed.
COMMISSION A PORTRAIT THAT WILL BECOME A FAMILY HEIRLOOM. Your wedding picture or photos when you were dating and knock it off with an original oil or pastel painting of how you look today! It will be on display so that your grandchildren can say -"Wow, I look just like grandpa (or grandma) when they were my age!”Great gift for a 50th wedding anniversary gift. Call or email me today!