From time to time,  we are asked : ” could you turn a white and black photo into painting?” or “Can you colorize a black and white photo to make a color portrait?”  Definitely we can.  An experienced artist is good at color matching and skin tones/eyes and so on.  A good portrait artist could not only duplicate the photo,  the most important thing is to express the motion by his paint brush.

Let’s take a look at the painting and the original photo the portrait based on.

B&W turned into colored painting-1219


When we receive a high quality photo, it makes the artist job a lot easier.  We received the photo below from a customer, and all we had to do is a little cropping.  The result was a stunning 30″ x 36″ oil painting.

What’s really stunning about this painting is how the artist was able to replicate the details on the face.  The details are nearly exact and the color is rich and natural.

Original Photo

Executive Photo to Painting

Big Daddy

November 11th, 2009

The customer sent us the image below and it was named BigDaddy.jpg.  Our artist took the photo and turned it into a beautiful 30″ x 40″ oil painting.

Big  Daddy

Big Daddy Photo to Painting


July 24th, 2009

16″ x 20″
First photo is the original, and the second photo is the oil painting.

Original Photo

Oil Painting

20″ x 30″ – Oil on Canvas



Portrait of a Woman

October 22nd, 2008

We just completed the portrait below.  As you can see, the first picture is the original photo.  The photo was a little damaged, but that wasn’t a problem.  I think the detail on the woman’s shirt is one of the best parts of this painting.

The completed painting is 16″ x 20″.

Young Woman in a Gown

August 6th, 2008

You may notice a difference in the background colors; the customer requested the background to be more brown than green.

Original Photo

Photo to Painting