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Gina De Gorna Fine Art Gallery, Oil PORTRAITS, SAVING THE PRECIOUS MOMENTS FOREVER, Portrait Art and Commissions

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Oil on Canvas Portraits and Custom Paintings 

in Any Style and Size!

 Portrait Commissions of:

Children, Adults and/or Pets 

Oil Portraits on Canvas

Head, 3/4 or Full Body Size Portraits and Inquiries of

ANY Type of Art, Art Style Portraits and 

ANY Canvas Size of Oil Portrait Paintings Are


For oil portrait painting commissions, please send an e-mail to:


  • How Does an Oil Portrait on Canvas Commission work?

Oil Portrait paintings are usually done from a photo. Portrait paintings from a photo are a fast and convenient way to have your favorite photograph or combination of photographs made as a painting.

No sitting portrait sessions necessary!

If the photo is not perfect for your portrait oil painting, any changes may be done according to your preferences. Changes include: adding or omitting objects from the photo; combining 2 or 3 photos; changing colors of clothing or objects in the photo; changing background for your painting or similar changes of your choice. 

Once all the details of the painting are confirmed then the actual oil painting process begins.

  • How big the oil portrait painting on canvas should be? 

Portraits look best when head size is as big or smaller than the real size. Size of Portraits depends also on the number of people/ subjects in the painting. 

Once you submit your photo/s and explain any additional requirements, the Artist will suggest the best size of your portrait painting.

Generally, oil portrait painting sizes are done in these regular sizes: 20x16", 24x20",  24x18", 30x24", 36x24", 40x30" or 36x48". 

Custom Portrait painting sizes are also available.

  • How much does an oil portrait painting on canvas cost?

Oil portrait prices vary according to the complexity of the painting. The prices may vary from $550 - $6500+

Portrait price does not include the frame of the painting and the shipping costs. 

Once all the details of the commission painting are agreed and confirmed, 50% deposit is required before a painting is started. 

  • How do I pay for my oil portrait painting on canvas?

Secure online payments through PAYPAL

Or, personal checks or cash are accepted.

Again, once all the details of the commission painting are agreed and confirmed, 50% deposit is required before a painting is started. 

The balance must be paid before shipping of the painting.

Please examine your package and painting when you receive it and notify immediately the carrier in case of any damage.


  • How long does it take to paint an oil portrait painting on canvas?

Depending on the size, number of people/ pets and complexity of the subject/s, the portrait may take 1-6 weeks for completion. 

Portrait may be picked up or shipped after 2-4 weeks of completion and full payment.

Full Drying time of All Oil Paintings is about 6 months!!! After that, the portrait may be varnished for extended protection.

  • For any questions about ordering oil portraits and custom painting commissions please inquire by email:


Taking Care of an Oil Painting on Canvas:


Painting process of an oil painting:
Oil portraits on canvas take up to 4 weeks to paint depending on the complexity of the specific painting. Oil paints are made of color pigments and linseed oil and paintings are done in stages and layers which make the painting process longer.

Drying process of an oil painting: 
Any oil painting needs a few weeks to let dry to the touch before shipping so the painting is shipped and received with no damage.

Also, oil paintings take not only more time to paint but they need 6 months for the painting to dry in full. 

Framing of oil painting: 
Generally, oil portrait paintings may be framed with or without any glass. In case you choose to frame your portrait do not frame an oil painting under glass before the paint is completely dry.

Taking care of your oil painting: Oil paintings  on canvas are very durable and resistant to elements and require minimal care like occasional dusting and/or spot cleaning with a soft dump cloth.

For any questions regarding oil portraits and custom oil paintings, please send an e-mail to: