The Oil Painting Reproduction Process
“Oil painting reproductions” are actually REAL oil paintings, done on canvas. “Reproduction” just means that we re-do an original oil painting, recreating, for example, a famous Van Gogh or Monet. These aren’t “fakes” that could be passed off as the real thing – that requires using original (often very old) canvas and paints – but actually a faithful copy of the original painting, starting with a blank canvas and brushstroke by brushstroke creating a new, accurate version of that particular work of art.
Reproductions actually have a very long and storied history. Even some of the Old Masters cut their teeth producing new versions of the famous paintings of the day. Sometimes an artist would even reproduce their own painting numerous times. “The Scream”, by Edward Munch, has been reproduced multiple times and several of these hang in museums.
So, how do WE produce our oil painting reproductions?
The artist will initially draw out the primary elements of the painting onto the canvas.
The first layer of paint is painted onto the canvas. Once the layer is dry the artist will continue copying the painting until it looks identical to the original.
Over time, more paint is added and the detail and colors slowly become clear.
Finally, the painting is completed, and will be checked by the Master Artist, and a photo emailed to the customer for them to check as well.