I’m just blown away. Speechless.
Last year I ran across a website that was offering paintings. Paintings from whatever you wanted.
In about 2003 I’d heard that there were artists in China that were absurdly classically trained; can you say “Oil-paint acrobat”? It was on a 60 Minutes segment, and at the time I wanted desperately to find out who these people were. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in drawing and I immediately recognised their incredible talents. Imagine having someone take a treasured photo and transform it into a genuine work of art. Not a cheesy knockoff, but something rivalling anything only a truly talented artist could create.
Reimagine it costing only $120 or so for a 20” x 24” oil-on-canvas painting delivered to your door within a month.
Christ alive, I’d charge $1000 just to do a bloody sketch of the thing. Just to LOOK at the thing.
But here it is.
My new best friend is Jack Lee, of Europic-Art.com, a treasure to deal with. He always delivers. I’m on my third painting and I’m far from finished. Below is a picture taken of my parents and the resulting painting, which I requested in an “Impressionistic” style. Bravo, Jack and especially, bravo, one masterly painter.