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Archive for May, 2011

Oil Painting Reproductions

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Oil painting reproductions are an affordable way to display replicas of favorite works of art in the home or workplace. A large number of companies in the US provide reproductions of almost any work of art at a surprisingly affordable price. A good reproduction can fool even the trained eye, and is far more appealing and visually satisfying than a paper reprint of any work of art.

Customers can usually order a reproduction in a range of sizes, with larger sizes being more expensive. Once a particular reproduction is requested, an artist who is skilled in the style of the original painter starts creating the reproduction with oil paints on a fresh canvas. Many artists use measurements and a grid system to help them ensure that the scale of the reproduction faithfully follows that of the original painting. Thus, even if the customer chooses a different size than that of the original painting, the dimensions can be scaled up or down to give a finished product that is as close to the original as possible in overall appearance.

Once the artist begins to paint, the canvas is completed in layers. Most artists wait for one layer to dry before painting the next layer. Creating a reproduction is therefore a time-consuming process, and an order may take two to three weeks to complete. Before shipping the finished painting, some companies send the customer a photograph of the painting for approval, and make any suggested changes at no extra cost. Most oil painting reproduction companies also offer frames.

To keep an oil painting reproduction in good condition, it should be displayed out of direct sunlight and in an environment without extreme temperatures or too much moisture. It is best to take the painting to an expert for any repairs and cleaning.