FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What makes paintedmemories different?
A. paintedmemories is a customised painting service specialising in bringing your treasured moments to life. I can paint directly from a photo or create an entirely new scene to recreate your memories.
Q. How long does it take to make a painting?
A. This depends on several factors, for instance how many people are in a portrait, the level of detail involved and the size of the painting. Paintings with a lot of light colours seem to take longer to dry. Generally, your painting should be ready in 4-6 weeks, but in some particularly urgent cases a shorter time frame can be arranged.
Q. What materials do you use?
A. My preferred materials are oil on canvas, which gives a rich, textured finish ideal for most subjects. Occasionally I will use acrylic paint which gives a flatter appearance more suitable for abstract painting. Painting onto artists’ paper is also an option. All canvas is stretched on quality kiln-dried pine which resists warping.
Q. Do the paintings come framed?
A. Because framing is largely a personal choice, I generally leave this to the customer. However, on request, I can arrange framing through a local framer at wholesale rates.
Q. What method of payment do you accept?
A. At the moment, cash, cheque, bank deposit and PayPal are the preferred options. I do have plans to set up credit card transactions in the future.
Q. How do I send my photos to paintedmemories?
A. Emailing is usually the quickest and easiest way. For the best results, make sure the photos are of a high enough resolution to suit the size of painting you want. 300dpi is ideal. Remember that the more detail I can see the more lifelike your painting will be. The preferred file formats are JPEG, TIFF, PDF, EPS. If you would rather mail your photos, that’s no problem – simply get in touch and I will give you a mailing address.
Q. Where does paintedmemories ship to?
A. Anywhere in Australia and internationally.
Q. Do I need to provide my personal details?
A. Yes, you need to provide your personal details for delivery. All information is strictly confidential and will not be available to anyone else.