I’m all about affordable wall art, but I also like the idea of slowly collecting meaningful and unique pieces over time. When I discovered 1st Art Gallery, I thought it was the perfect source for an investment piece or a unique painting. I love photography and I take a million photos, particularly when we travel. I decided to have one of my landscape photos from our mountain trip turned into a one of a kind oil painting, handmade by an artist.
Here is the photo that I took:
And here is the painting the artists from 1st Art Gallery created:
The colors are actually quite vibrant in person, and I am so thrilled to have one of my photos turned into a painting! The view is from Rough Ridge Trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and I took the photo during our family vacation last summer. This painting will always remind me of that trip and that amazing view. I’m thinking it will end up hanging in our bedroom, but I haven’t decided for sure yet.
1st Art Gallery produces museum-quality handmade oil painting reproductions. They have a database full of famous paintings they can reproduce for you, or you can commission a portrait and send them your own photograph to turn into an oil painting. You can browse the site by artist, museum, collection, style, subject, or most popular paintings.
Let’s face it — most of us can’t afford an original Renoir or Picasso, but we also may not want something mass produced or “generic.” This is a great alternative. It’s a reproduction actually created by an artist using oil paint on canvas, not a mass produced print. And if you opt to commission a portrait, then it truly would be one of a kind.
This would make an amazing and unique holiday gift for someone, particularly if you have an art-lover on your list or a loved one who would appreciate a special moment or photo being turned into a painting to hang on their wall. There are several videos on the 1st Art Gallery website that show their process, as well as testimonials, plus you can find a complete listing of all of the paintings available on their site, information about their artists, and request a quote for a portrait, so be sure to check them out!
What famous painting would you love to have reproduced? Or what type of photo would you love to have turned into an oil painting? I would love to know!
Disclosure: 1st Art Gallery provided this painting for free. All opinions are my own.
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