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unique personalised service to get the very best from your photo

watercolour and canvas pictures created from photos

ordering and delivery | copyright issues | digital painting | image resolution

Ordering and Delivery

You will be kept informed and involved as the picture develops, as I want to ensure that you are really happy with the final picture.

Please allow 2-3 weeks from order to delivery, which follows the six steps below, but I will do my best to accommodate requests for special dates such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.

  1. Submit a quotation request form, uploading your photo if possible, to receive specific advice on size and style and a quotation.
  2. Pay an initial deposit as requested in the reply to the quotation request, usually £20 to £30. The preferred method of payment is by BACS bank transfer but payment through Paypal is available if requested.
  3. After the deposit has been received, you will receive the 1st proof by email within a week for your comments in order to guide the direction of further work on the picture
  4. Once you are happy with the final email proof, I will print and post to you a small section for your approval of colours etc.
  5. After approval of the posted proof section, you pay the final balance due and I will finish the picture.
  6. Once the picture is finished I will contact you to arrange a delivery date. Deliveries do require a signature.

Please be advised that the original photographer holds the copyright to a photo and I cannot work from the photo or reproduce in any way without the express permission of that person or company.

This particularly applies to professionally taken wedding and portrait photos and to images downloaded from web pages.

If this is the case, just ask the photographer concerned and many will be happy to oblige.

However, ordinary non-professional photos can be used as the basis for digital paintings just as effectively, since the images can be edited and enhanced as required

Digital Painting

Digital painting here refers to the process of reworking the digital version of a photograph in order to give it a more artistic styling such as might be achieved in a traditional or contemporary painting.

Initially the photo is edited to remove unwanted detail and to tailor the overall composition including elements from other photos if required.

Usually the important elements and structure of the picture are reduced to a sketch outline

Then the photo image can then be completely reworked and painted over the sketch framework with digital brushes to achieve a painterly style, increasing definition and emphasis in the important areas.

The advantages of producing the painting digitally are that changes to colour, content and style can be made at any stage and the final picture can be printed at varying sizes

Image Resolution

The quality of the image (main subject in good focus) is more important than a high resolution image.