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, they would differ slightly from the original in brushtrokes, colors and other details. In the following, we show how we make a reproduction oil painting.
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 to the next step.
Step 3 – Build up the form 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, please be awared that the painting is ugly and rough.
Step 4 – Adding details, shading, color contrast and highlights.
This step is very important. It is now time for the artists to utilize their techniques with different brushes. By using more or less paint on the brush and accurately adding color or highlights, the particular characteristics and unique features of the original are reproduced accurately. Once this has been completed, our master artists comes to inspect the painting and give guidance to make improvements if should!
Step 5 – Finishing touch!
When the painting is finished, our quality control director will take photo and compare it with the original 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 the changes immediately, and then send a new photo. We ship the paintings only on receipt of our customers' approval. Customers` satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.