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Painting Process
First of all, our paintings are genuinely hand painted. We don’t offer canvas prints or posters. We supply only genuine oil paintings by real living, professional and experienced artists. As our reproduction paintings are handmade and not photographic, they would differ from the original in size, signature, brushtrokes and other details. In the following, we show how we make a reproduction oil painting.
Traditionally, the first step is for the artist is to apply a base coat to isolate the canvas from the acidic qualities of the paint with a layer of rabbit skin glue and subsequent layers of white primer mixed with linseed oil, but now, thankfully, the canvases sold in art supply store are already fully prepared.  Before this, however, when we receive an order, the first thing we do is allocate the best artist to do the painting.  This is very important.  The RIGHT artist can finish the work quickly and produce good quality work, while the WRONG artist can take a lot of time and still produce inferior quality work.  Whenever you order from us, please give us the order number so that we can use the same painter for your new order.
Step 1 – Sketch on the canvas:
Sketch is the first step of a great painting.  An accurate sketch makes sure the dimensions and proportions of the reproduction are correct from the beginning.  Our artists usually use a grid system to make a pencil sketch!
Step 2 – underpainting, first layer of paints:
Following the sketch, the first coat or "under painting" is laid down.  It is normally painted with turpentine thinned paint.  This layer helps to "tone" the canvas, and cover the white of the gesso.  This layer can be adjusted before continuing.
Step 3 – Build up the forms of objects:
After the first coat dries, the artist then proceeds to paint a "mosaic" of color swathes, working from darkest to lightest. The borders of the colors are blended together when the "mosaic" is completed.  This layer is then left to dry before applying details.  At this stage, we normally send you a "process photo."  Please be prepared, because the painting at this stage is very ugly and rough.
Step 4 – Adding details, shading, color contrast and highlights.
This step is very important.  It is now time for the artist to utilize their painting technique with different brush sizes and types.  By using more or less paint on the brush and accurately adding color or highlights, the artist makes sure that the particular characteristics and unique features of the original are reproduced accurately.  Once this has been completed, our master artist comes to inspect the painting and provides guidance for the painter to make improvements!
Step 5 – Finishing touch!
When the painting is finished, our quality control director will compare it with the original photo and ask the painter to make further adjustments, if necessary.  Photos will then be taken and sent to our customer for approval.  If the customer requests any changes, we will make those changes immediately, and then send a new photo.  We ship the paintings only on receipt of our customers' approval.  Customer satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

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