Portrait painting is now an amazing and gratifying process. What begins as a favorite photograph swiftly becomes a cherished oil portrait to be passed down through the generations. Portrait painting is now an enjoyable process for both the portrait artist and the subject. The portrait artist is presented with a picture, which he or she will then view and create a beautiful oil painting.
Traditional portrait painting consisted of an extensive long drawn out process that may have acquired months and required hours of uncomfortable sittings that stressed both the artist and the subject. Today hand painting and creating an oil painting from a photo, relieves the burden, reducing the time constraints on the subject and allowing the portrait artist to work in peace at the privacy of their own studio. With the creation of the photograph, portrait paintings took a back seat to the term portrait. What used to be the only method of capturing an image, quickly lost it’s popularity due to time constraints and costs.