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Old October 5 2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Custom Portrait Painting From Photo

Has anyone ever had one of these done? There are artists and services out there that take a photo and turn it into a painting. I'm not talking about something printed on canvas, but an actual painting.

My mom's mother passed away fairly young, right after my parents were married and before they had my brother. Being from India and all, photographs were difficult to come by so there is only one photo of her currently. When I was home recently, I took a bunch of photos with me because I'm on a mission to scan all five billion of them. My mom had mentioned how she wishes there was a larger photo of her mother.

I can definitely have this one enlarged, but we have a nice painting of my paternal grandfather hanging up at home sci thought this might be a good idea.

I'm not sure where to start though. I tried google of course, but I don't know how to judge these services. I'd rather deal with an individual artist than a faceless company, but I don't really know how to go about doing this or what I should expect as far as pricing, etc.
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