how to - the painting process by picturestopaint

1. Choose your painting medium

Watercolor, Acrylic, Pencil, Charcoal and our most popular Oil Paintings: We offer a variety of mediums to choose from! Check out our ​Gallery​ to find the style you like the most.

People or pet painting, house portrait or a beautiful landscape - all hand painted by experienced artists

2. Select your painting type

People, Pets, People with Pets, Landscapes or Houses. Our skilled artists are here to cover all your favorite types of paintings and the number of characters you need.

Beautiful frames for your painting

3. Select your painting size

Select between 10 size options to fit your needs. No matter if you want a small, medium or a large lifelike-painting, we've got you covered. Don't forget to pick from one of our 21 frames to go with it too and create the perfect present!

you can upload any photo to painting

4. Upload your photo

Select the pictures you like from your archive and make sure they are not blurry. Upload the pictures on our website as part of the order process and leave a note for the artist, if you want them to know something or have specific requirements.

grandmother and grandchildren portrait painting from multiple photos

5. Mix and Match

Don't forget that we can combine subject from different images! Simply give us some detailed instructions in the "Leave a note to our artist" box after you upload your images while placing your order and we will take care of the rest.

photo preview of your painting for approval

6. Concept art approval

Once the order is received, our artist will create a digital concept art that will be sent for your approval. This will ensure you are perfectly happy with our painting!

7. Painting time

Once you approve the concept art, our artist will begin painting your photo exactly as you want it! The painting is usually completed within 7-9 days. You will then receive a photograph of the final artwork for approval. Once approved, our artist will ship the painting directly to your address!

8. Voila!

It usually takes no more than 25 days to receive your finished painting counting from the moment you ordered. 

Need it faster? We also have the Express Service option available during checkout which will take just 15 days to complete, for an additional cost.