Dog Portraits - Canvas Prints vs Hand Painted Canvas Painting

This entry was posted on June 24, 2017 by Shilpi Roy.

Today, if you wish to create portraits of your pets, you have a number of options. One of the easiest options is mounting a print of your pet photo as wall décor. This is the most commonly found type of pet portrait; nothing exciting or new about it. Not many pet owners today prefer such portraits, they rather prefer transferring their dog photos to canvas.

Here again, there are two ways to transfer your pet portraits to canvas. One is to use digital print on canvas sheets and the other is conventional hand painted pictures. Initially, when people were unaware of canvas prints, digital prints were popular at one time but not anymore. One of the reasons you would consider transferring your dog photos to canvas is to increase the longevity of the images. Canvas prints use the same printing technology as the photo prints except that the printing medium is different. This does not increase the longevity of the prints in any way. With time prints fade and also crack at the surface.

If you want dog paintings on canvas you should rather go for hand painted portraits. Oil paintings last a life time and more. You will never have to worry about deterioration of your painting unlike prints made on canvas. You will be able to enhance the quality of the painting in a number of ways. You could get a painting fully customized.

Hand painted dog portraits are superior to the canvas prints. If you want to convert your photos to canvas, you might as well go for the best results by commissioning an expert to convert the photo to hand painted canvas. You may opt for number of customizations such as the change of background, color scheme, size, shape, etc. Before sending your photos for the conversion, make sure that you are uploading the right photo and that it is of good quality. It is recommended that you send the photos only through online transfer and not mail your originals to avoid risk of getting lost or damaged. Sending scanned copies of your photos online is very easy and instantaneous.

If you wish to get a dog painting as a gift, then ensure that you have adequate time for the entire process (inclusive of shipping time). Planning ahead will save you the embarrassment to be without any gift. Always try to get your photos converted to canvas painting by reputed and highly experienced companies so that you could get the best value for your money.

If you still have your pet around, you could take new photos using a digital camera or mobile phone and send it to for converting to oil paintings instead of sending scanned old photos.

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