Custom watercolor portrait paintings painted from photo

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Announcement    Free and fast shipping with DHL: US (2-4 bus. days); Europe (1-3 bus. days). Other countries (2-5 bus. days). Custom watercolor portraits hand-painted in a colorful way by me, Natilles. Instagram: @natilles_artist


Last updated on Jun 29, 2021

Free and fast shipping with DHL: US (2-4 bus. days); Europe (1-3 bus. days). Other countries (2-5 bus. days). Custom watercolor portraits hand-painted in a colorful way by me, Natilles. Instagram: @natilles_artist


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About SesCaniques

Sales 1,695
On Etsy since 2012

My story as a painter

The first painting I did was an oil portrait when I was about 6-7 years old. With my sister in the afternoons, we took art classes for kids. I painted our yellow canary posing in a branch. She painted our grandfather in his clock's atelier. Both paintings were proudly hung in our grandparents' home :)

In elementary school, my favorite subject was drawing. With each project, I felt the hope that it will be a really good drawing, better than the last one. It may sound weird but I felt that. At a very early age, I was pleased to beat myself.

When I was 8 years carnival arrives. We had to disguise as a profession. I dressed up as a painter.

I grew up doodling pictures in my friend’s diaries, painting their names, and making caricatures of themselves. Also drew in school books, desks, foggy windows, crystals dirty cars... in my school homework...

Years passed away and I had to decide what to study. Took the way of art. I thought it would be fun and would have to study less. It looked easy but it was not. It was the firsts time that I had "serious" art projects in my hands. For me, each exercise was extremely important. I was thinking about it on the way home, on the train, in the shower, at dinner time, at night... And that thinking is addictive. It sounds exaggerated but true.

When I finished high school pointed to an art school in Barcelona: Pau Gargallo. I studied for 5 years with a professional-grade in illustration and painting. I had a great time with all the people in my class, I felt that we were all cells of the same molecule. We were all so different and so similar at the same time. I find there finally my tribe. All dreamers who lived more in the world of ideas and humor than in the real adult world. I learned so much there, although I did not realize it at that time. I feel immense love for my teachers Paulina Muxart, Maria Núñez, Carme Garolera and Jordi Cuyàs.

I had an artistic period in 2007 in which only (and I mean ONLY) painted faces of white cats on large canvases. I did 3 exhibitions in Barcelona (where I am from) and then I managed my first assignments as a professional painter. I continued painting more cats, dogs, and also two birds.

I fell in love with the watercolor technique in 2012. I began painting my marbles collection. I painted other stuff and decided to open my own Etsy store to sell my art prints: SesCaniques.

One day experimenting with my new watercolors I did a portrait of my nieces. I love that challenge and I start painting more portraits of family and friends… I put an ad in this store offering my services as a portrait painter. It works.

I portray children, siblings living apart, women cancer survivors, parents, friends of friends, couples who are promised, grandchildren that have their grandparents away... Flower lovers, sea lovers, cats lovers, nephews... Dogs lovers, people who are no longer with us… Anniversary gifts for parents, gifts for boyfriends, husbands,s girlfriends, wives...

I have met many people with this passion and I still do. People tell me bits of their lives, talk, and debate to give the special feeling that they want to convey with the artwork. I do everything in my power to exceed their expectations and is very rewarding for my appreciation and happiness.

This fills my life and wanted to share it with you.

Big hug

Natilles. The painter :)

NOTE: English is not my natural language. Perhaps you read something strange. Be patient and try to understand the context :)

Shop members

  • Lupita

    Customer Service, Assistant

    She is the secretary and manager of the shop. She looks sweet and cute but she is a tough and demanding boss ;P

  • Natilles

    Owner, The Painter Artist

    I painted portraits all my live, like a professional since 2007. I love to discuss how to give to the painting this special feeling that my client wants to transmit. It‘s very rewarding to feel that I‘ve helped to get a unique piece with such emotive

  • My daddy bear


    He is my sweet dad, the angel of this shop. He is my heart's battery, and it always will be

  • Galleta

    Overnight Emotional Support

    She is always with me at night while I paint scaring me and stealing my brushes

Production partners

  • A print on demand shop

    United States

    They print my artworks in high-quality posters

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Last updated on Oct 19, 2019


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Frequently asked questions

Are the custom portraits hand-painted?

Yes. I do it absolutely by hand, with professional watercolor paintings and vegan brushes. You will receive an original painting. I am a proud old-school artist.

How can I be sure that the portrait you paint will look like the photo?

I am very precise in doing the paintings. In each example of my shop, if you swipe, you will see the reference photo. So you can see by yourself the level of likeness that I can achieve.
During the painting process, I will be showing you photos of the different stages. One finished, if you dislike something, just tell me as we were friends, and I will arrange whatever is necessary. My achieve is that you like it a lot.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All the custom paintings and art prints come rolled and protected in a rigid cardboard tube. This tube goes inside a waterproof envelope.
It always arrives without any damage.


I can add custom gift notes. Just ask me for doing that and I will.

If you want a GIFT WRAP:
I will decorate the package beautifully with stickers, washi tape, cute stamps, and I will hand-lettering the address there. People usually like a lot :)

* I can not do this with art prints because I use a provider who prints and send the posters to me so I can not do these customizable gifts options.

DHL International shipping. Is it secure?

Since 2012 I do international shipments and does not give any problem.

Don't worry about international shipping. I do it 3-4 times a week and works perfectly. Never a package has been lost.

Custom portraits shipping time: REALLY FAST :)

The service I use is DHL Express, and usually, needs:
- 2-4 business days to the US

- 1-3 business days to deliver a package to Europe

- 1-2 business days to deliver a package to Spain
- 3-6 business days to deliver to another country

This service has a tracking number and insurance and works very very well.

The delivery is always in person (Requires a signature) and for this reason, I can not send it to a PO BOX.

If you need it, I can send it to your nearest DHL office, and you can pick the package from there when you want, just ask me for this service.

International shipping: Do you have to pay customs/duty taxes??


*Except for Canadian customers: The receivers always have to pay a custom shipping cost to receive the packages.
I don't know how much, I think something around $15-$20.
Here some information I collect from the internet:

Care instructions

Folding or wetting it would irreparably damage it.

Exposing it to direct sunbeams would make it lighten slowly over time, as well as any kind of original painting should be protected, and be hung in an area where the sun's rays do not touch the surface directly.

I apply a matte and transparent archival varnish for watercolors. The varnish has the ability to seal and hold the pigment and binder in place on the paper

For any question or any problem

Here I am, I'm always online and I answer very quickly.

I am a very understanding person and I always do all in my hands to help :)