One of the many benefits of commissioning a handmade reproduction painting from us is that we can accommodate a wide range of requests, from reducing the size of the painting to making it much larger to switching to a new medium. When using PaintingZ to recreate an artwork, oil on canvas is the choice by default. However, if feasible, you may request to work in acrylic, watercolor, pastel, ink, and other mediums. We may paint it for you on canvas, paper, or a wooden panel, whatever you like. In addition, you may choose a frame from our collection or have us craft an antique wooden carving frame with a gold leaf finish, precisely like the ones you'd see in a museum.
Our professional approach, together with the skills and flexibility of our artists, allows us to realize many seemingly impossible requests successfully.
While the tasks above are routine for the artists here at PaintingZ, we sometimes get requests to make more drastic changes, such as switching from a portrait to a landscape perspective or adjusting a figure.
Here are a few examples of the work we've PROUDLY done for our customers.
The Progress of Love: Reverie, Jean-Honoré Fragonard
The original painting is long and thin. Our artist had to make it much wider so it would fit on our customer's wall.
Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), John Singer Sargent
Sargent's first showing of the piece at the Salon of 1884 in Paris was met with jeers from the audience. Although the subject's identity was concealed, Madame Gautreau was a well-known member of the Salon's social elite; she and her mother asked Sargent to withdraw the painting when it drew widespread ridicule. When asked, Sargent declined. Unlike most paintings, this one wasn't ordered. Since he was the legal owner, he could put it on display however he saw fit. He kept it until 1916 when he sold it to the Met.
One of the shoulder straps is in a fallen position in the original, unaltered version of the painting, which is the one the reviewers viewed at the Salon. Later, Sargent retouched this area to make it seem more respectable, and now both straps are securely fastened in their regular positions in the painting we see today.
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer
One of our customers wanted a frame that looked just like the one she saw in the museum. So we made a frame for her. The painting is "The Girl with a Pearl Earring," her favorite painting.