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Custom hand painted oil portrait from your photograph.

One person 3/4 pose.

These beautiful realistic portraits can be created in a classic style along the lines of the Old Masters, or in a more modern, colorful style. Your choice.

The first example is of Nobel Laureate Scientists Thomas H. Morgan, commissioned by California Institute of Technology. I have painted several Nobel Laureates for Cal Tech.

The regular canvas is stretched on wood bars that are 3/4" deep.
Deep profile canvas is stretched on wood bars that are 1 1/2" deep

I am also offering the beautifully smooth and archival LINEN option. These are paintings that will have a much more lustrous appearance and will look closer to an Old Master's style of painting.
Feel free to ask for different sizes on the linen...I can always special order any size.


PHOTOS
The joy of historical photos often comes with strong lights and shadows, taken without a flash.

If you are taking current photos for a classic portrait, the natural light from a window is a lovely source. Or...photos taken in the light of outdoors in early morning or late afternoon with the subject's face at an angle to the sun...(not looking directly into the sun or having the sun directly behind the subject)

You may choose to break down the cost of any painting over $150. into 2-8 payments.
Just let me know and I'll make a special listing for you.
All work is guaranteed.

I'll send you photos of the painting as it progresses through the Etsy convo system. Upon final approval, and final payment, I will ship the painting to you.

Please feel free to convo me with any questions.
Custom hand painted oil portrait from your photograph.

One person 3/4 pose.

These beautiful realistic portraits can be created in a classic style along the lines of the Old Masters, or in a more modern, colorful style. Your choice.

The first example is of Nobel Laureate Scientists Thomas H. Morgan, commissioned by California Institute of Technology. I have painted several Nobel Laureates for Cal Tech.

The regular canvas is stretched on wood bars that are 3/4" deep.
Deep profile canvas is stretched on wood bars that are 1 1/2" deep

I am also offering the beautifully smooth and archival LINEN option. These are paintings that will have a much more lustrous appearance and will look closer to an Old Master's style of painting.
Feel free to ask for different sizes on the linen...I can always special order any size.


PHOTOS
The joy of historical photos often comes with strong lights and shadows, taken without a flash.

If you are taking current photos for a classic portrait, the natural light from a window is a lovely source. Or...photos taken in the light of outdoors in early morning or late afternoon with the subject's face at an angle to the sun...(not looking directly into the sun or having the sun directly behind the subject)

You may choose to break down the cost of any painting over $150. into 2-8 payments.
Just let me know and I'll make a special listing for you.
All work is guaranteed.

I'll send you photos of the painting as it progresses through the Etsy convo system. Upon final approval, and final payment, I will ship the painting to you.

Please feel free to convo me with any questions.
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5 out of 5 stars.
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Reviewed by Eva R
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 15, 2017
Nettie Kaye was great to work with. The paintings were an excellent likeness. They were christmas gifts and a huge success; my in-laws couldn't get over how good a job she did. We may be commissioning paintings for other family members next year.
PET PORTRAIT 8 x 10 custom original oil on stretched canvas

Reviewed by kristenfisher76
Buyer photo kristenfisher76, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
5 out of 5 stars.
Dec 27, 2016
Nettie was an absolute pleasure to work with! This wasn't a straight forward piece because little Chloe had lost an eye to infection. I only had a scattering of pictures from different angles and asked Nettie to use what I had to imagine her in her two-eyed glory days. She not only came through...she nailed it! This was a gift for my sister and she was moved to tears. I not only recommend Nettie, I urge you to use her!!
PET PORTRAIT Time for one more! DECEMBER 2nd...Custom Oil Painting 11 x 14

Reviewed by Kathy West
5 out of 5 stars.
Dec 15, 2016
I ordered two pet portraits as a surprise for my daughter for Christmas. I received them today and these portraits are exceptional! They look exactly like my granddogs! My daughter will be so happy! Nettie Kay is so talented and a dream to work with...even long distance. Thank you!!!
PET PORTRAIT Time for one more! DECEMBER 2nd...Custom Oil Painting 11 x 14

Reviewed by Wendy Venable
5 out of 5 stars.
Nov 28, 2016
PET PORTRAIT SALE 12 x 12 oil on canvas

Reviewed by Eva R
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 15, 2017
Nettie Kaye was great to work with. The paintings were an excellent likeness. They were christmas gifts and a huge success; my in-laws couldn't get over how good a job she did. We may be commissioning paintings for other family members next year.
PET PORTRAIT 8 x 10 custom original oil on stretched canvas

Reviewed by kristenfisher76
Buyer photo kristenfisher76, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
5 out of 5 stars.
Dec 27, 2016
Nettie was an absolute pleasure to work with! This wasn't a straight forward piece because little Chloe had lost an eye to infection. I only had a scattering of pictures from different angles and asked Nettie to use what I had to imagine her in her two-eyed glory days. She not only came through...she nailed it! This was a gift for my sister and she was moved to tears. I not only recommend Nettie, I urge you to use her!!
PET PORTRAIT Time for one more! DECEMBER 2nd...Custom Oil Painting 11 x 14

Reviewed by Kathy West
5 out of 5 stars.
Dec 15, 2016
I ordered two pet portraits as a surprise for my daughter for Christmas. I received them today and these portraits are exceptional! They look exactly like my granddogs! My daughter will be so happy! Nettie Kay is so talented and a dream to work with...even long distance. Thank you!!!
PET PORTRAIT Time for one more! DECEMBER 2nd...Custom Oil Painting 11 x 14

Reviewed by Wendy Venable
5 out of 5 stars.
Nov 28, 2016
PET PORTRAIT SALE 12 x 12 oil on canvas

Reviewed by Alicia Francis
Buyer photo Alicia Francis, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
5 out of 5 stars.
Nov 28, 2016
Nettie is amazing. She captured this little guys personality exactly. She is a wonderful person with a true gift. I am beyond pleased with this portrait. I can't thank her enough.



Alicia🐾
RESERVED for Alicia/ Pet Portrait11 x 14 oil on canvas

Reviewed by carol fruit
5 out of 5 stars.
Oct 23, 2016
Love this picture!! So expressive!!
PIG PAINTING SALE! Original oil on canvas 20" x 20" American Hog

Reviewed by Wendy Venable
5 out of 5 stars.
Oct 14, 2016
I love that the seller was in constant contact with me and gave me seek peeks of the painting. It came out even better than I could have possibly imagined!!
PET PORTRAIT Custom Oil Painting 11 x 14

Reviewed by shaishea
5 out of 5 stars.
Aug 21, 2016
Nettie Kaye perfectly captured the quiet, casually mischievous nature of our son. (My husband thinks he looks like a young rogue from a fantasy novel. He asked "Where's his sword?" when I showed him the portrait.)
SPECIAL Custom Oil Portrait 12 x 16

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On the smaller paintings, I ship US Post Priority and include insurance and confirmation.

Paintings over 16" x 20" may be shipped either UPS or Federal Express Ground.

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Generally, if the painting to be commissioned is over $100.00, I will require a 50% down payment to begin and the remainder at the completion of the painting. Over $500.00 I will be happy to break the painting into 3-6 payments.
Under $100.00 will require full payment in advance.

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All work is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you do not like the painting, I will refund the entire amount of your deposit.

Additional policies

Once I recieve the reference photos for your painting, I will generally do an underdrawing, or underpainting for your initial approval. I will convo or email a photo to you and then I will commence to painting the work on canvas.
Upon initial completion of the painting, I will send you a photo of the painting via convo or email. At this point you may make a ONE TIME evaluation and suggest any changes that you feel need to be made. I will then make the needed corrections and send the painting to you when it is dry enough to ship.

Please note: Even though you purchase a painting, the rights to copy or reproduce that painting in any way, shape or form remain the right of the creating artist. You must have written permission to reproduce the work.

CUSTOM OIL PORTRAIT in oil / sizes 14 x 18 and up

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: professional quality gamblin oil paints, 20 x 24 Ampersand panel, 20 x 24 linen canvas
  • Made to order
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 121 reviews
  • Favorited by: 11 people
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