So far I’ve painted 6 custom requested portraits since I opened the store. It’s interesting because everyone has a different motivation for what they’re looking to have painted. All the paintings have so far been of customers’ relatives. It’s a great workout because it’s important to be able to capture the essence of a person. After that, caricatures become really easy.
Also it gives me pleasure to offer someone the chance to wear their loved one over their heart. Since these are portraits that have been sealed in resin, they’ll last an eternity as necklaces (as long as you’re not beating them against a wall day to day).
They make for great gifts for birthdays or anniversaries. Believe me, any person that receives this gift will surely shed a few tears and will overwhelm their gift-giver with hugs and kisses. I speak from personal experience.