Children Oil Paintings
Children Oil painting Portrait
How to have an adorable children's oil painting portrait?
Children's oil painting portraits are not just a portrait to be hung on the wall but an asset which the whole family will treasure lifelong. You can get a portrait of your baby created on canvas by a professional and experienced artist. Children's oil painting portraits will make your rooms look more beautiful when displayed. You can also use them as a perfect gift item for the grandparents. They will find the portrait of their grandchild to be the best and most valuable gift. It will be something which they will cherish throughout their lives.
Find a professional artist
Choosing a qualified artist is the first step in having a fine children's oil painting portrait. During your search for portrait artists, you will come across many who are specialists in creating baby portraits. To get the best children's oil painting portrait, you need to choose an artist very carefully. The artist you choose should be able to capture the expressions of your baby, especially the innocence, perfectly. You should check out the completed works of an artist before committing to him/her..
Obviously, portrait paintings made of oil, are more expensive that enlarged photos. But when you have a children's oil painting portrait in your hands, you will find that it is worth it. It will be something, which even your child will love, reminding you and your child of his very sweet childhood after he has grown up.
Five Tips to taking a good photograph
It is natural that children are not patient enough to sit still in front of the artist until their portrait is completed. Therefore, you can commission a portrait of your baby from a photograph. You can choose a photo of your baby which is clear and portrays the perfect emotions. Or you can have the artist take a new and lively photo of your baby. So below are some tips that both you and the artist may want to apply to make the child feel relaxed and willing to cooperate.
1. Don’t push things.
Children can be very shy at first and it takes a real skill to get a child’s trust in a short period of time. To have the best children's oil painting portrait, we should have the best photo. Thus, the photos should be shot outdoors, not in the studio. This means the artist can often meet the children at their home or a place familiar to them which makes it easier for the child to be relaxed. Having arrived at the location the artist will set about gaining the child’s trust and breaking down the shy barriers. This is essential if the artist wants to capture complete natural images. The artist never takes the camera equipment into the house right away but leaves it in the car until the artist feels the child is ready. This also helps the parents to settle down. It’s important to realize each little one is an individual and as such there is no hard and fast rule of how to treat any of them.
2. It should be fun for all involved.
Kids are unpredictable. In fact, that is about the only thing about children that is predictable. You just never know what they might do next. Take this spontaneity and use it to your advantage as the photographer. As adults, we understand that there is a difference between “living” our day to day lives and those times when we get to “play” for a while. Young children do not make this distinction. Try photographing a child doing 'something', letting them use real props. The act of discovery can create a gleam that cannot be obtained by any other method. Babies and toddlers will be fascinated with an old cell phone or computer keyboard because they would not normally be allowed to 'play' with these items.
If you want to capture natural expressions of joy (and who wouldn’t) then the only way to achieve this is to make it fun. Depending on the age group the way this can be achieved differs but the basic guideline is, you play by their rules. Find something that would entertain them. For example 0-4 year olds can be easily distracted with a bubble machine. For kids over 4 years old, perhaps a kite or remote control car, something that is both colorful and enjoyable. What you are aiming to achieve is a happy child who soon forgets about the camera and really is having great fun.
3. Be flexible.
There is good chance that it will not be a great children's oil painting portrait if you force things. As any parent will tell you, trying to get a child to do something they don’t want to do is as close to impossible as things get. You can guarantee tantrums and tears follow if a child is forced into doing something they’ve decided they don’t want too. The trick is to get them to want to do whatever it may be. Very easy, just praise them and encourage them. Constant praise is all that should come from the photographer on how well they are doing. When the artist is photographing children and for whatever reasons they decide that they’re not going to lie down / kneel or even stand -- then move on to something else. Ten or twenty minutes later the artist can come back to the original pose and try it again, nine times out of ten this will succeed as the child has forgotten about not wanting to do whatever it was and we get the shot. As we has mentioned before, you’re playing by their rules.
4. Keep an eye on the time.
Understand your baby’s biological clock to have the best photo. Not only is the timing of each shot vital but also the time of the day. Children normally run on a routine that involves sleep, food, drink and play. If you schedule the shoot to take place in anything other than a child’s natural play time you are asking for trouble.
You will never know what each second holds when photographing children especially when you’re outside. Many things can make fantastic photographs: throwing stones into a lake, patting a dog, throwing leaves, and more. If you switch your camera off and put your lens cap on it’s a sure way to miss fantastic unscripted moments.
We hope these points make sense and will help you the next time you take on the challenge of photographing children. When you have finished with the photos, send them to us and wait. Shortly, an angel on canvas will be delivered to your home to warm the whole family up!