The custom of using paintings to create memories goes back to at least ancient Egypt. It already flourished in old civilizations more than 5,000 years ago. The artists captured specific moments when the persons were painted to create memories.
In the Western European tradition during the Renaissance and Middle Ages, painters mainly created memories of emperors and high-ranking people. Since the 1800s, artists have started to depict the middle and working classes in their paintings and thus started to capture “everyday life” memories.
In the late ninetieth and twentieth centuries, people preferred to use cameras rather than have a painting capturing memorable moments. But in the 1960s, artists such as Andy Warhol revived the art of portrait painting by introducing pop art. Since then, many people have started to look for paintings depicting places they want to remember and have also started to commission artists to paint custom portraits to create beautiful memories.
Why is it Good to Use Paintings to Create Memories?
You may wonder why paintings are becoming popular again to document memorable moments. People are becoming more informed that photos will fade and even digital images and pictures will “disappear” over time, while a painting will still be there for generations to come. A painting can last for years, especially if it is an oil painting. In other words, by purchasing paintings of places you want to remember or getting artists to paint your life portraits, you are creating paintings for life, and generations to come will still be able to share the memories.
With paintings on your walls, you can also easily share your beautiful memories with visitors to your home. Usually, the paintings will easily be used as conversation pieces. Now that you know why paintings are still popular for creating beautiful memories let’s look at five ways you can create beautiful memories with paintings. You can create and enhance your memories if you look at a painting depicting:
- place about which you have beautiful memories,
- memorable event you’ve experienced,
- memorable moment in your life,
- your favorite pet,
- close friend or relative.
A Painting About Memorable Events
Paintings of special events can create beautiful memories. For example, a custom painting by a “paint my photograph” artist about your first medal won in a marathon, the day you’ve received your degree, or your wedding day will always create beautiful memories.
With paintings about memorable events on your walls, you create a happy environment in your home. You can also easily share your beautiful memories with others by looking at the paintings.
Remember, when you commission an artist to create photos to portrait paintings, the artist can combine different photos of the event or delete certain objects from the photos to ensure that the painting reflects your beautiful memories about the event.
A Painting Depicting a Place About Which you Have Beautiful Memories
If you have a specific place about which you have beautiful memories, you can purchase an existing painting, or reproduction of a painting, depicting the place. The best way to determine whether such a painting is available is to search online. If you find an applicable painting and are in a position to purchase it, you will always be reminded of the beautiful memories about the place when you look at the painting on your wall.
An even better way to get a painting of a place full of beautiful memories is to commission an artist to make a masterpiece from photographs you have of the place. The advantage of commissioning a painting is that you can ask the artist to create a certain “atmosphere” in the painting or to depict a specific time of the day. This will bring the painting in line with your memories of the place.
To find such an artist, the best is to search online again for artists advertising that specializes in creating photos to portrait paintings.
A Painting About Memorable Moments
You can also use a painting to create beautiful memories of a specific moment. You might, for example, have a “not so good” photo of where you are waiting with outstretched arms for your child to complete his first step.
But a good “paint your life portrait” artist could capture that moment in a painting by using different photos of you and your child in combination with the photo of the actual first step.
If you are lucky enough to have a perfect photo of that moment, it is so much easier for the artist to picture you and your child and show emotion in the facial expressions of both of you. Such a painting will always create beautiful memories when you look at it or explain the circumstances to somebody looking at the painting.
A Painting about Favorite Pets or other Animals
Many pet owners have beautiful memories of their pets. You can use paintings to cherish all the beautiful things about them. Beautiful memories can be created by looking at a painting of your pet. If you’ve more than one pet, you can ask the artist to create a painting with all of them in the painting, although you’ve only provided him with photos of the pets individually.
The pets or animals might be the only subjects in the painting, or they can be depicted with you. If, for instance, you have a special horse, you can ask the artist to paint a portrait with you and the horse. Whatever the composition of a painting, a painting with animals and pets always creates beautiful memories.
A Painting of a Beloved Relative or Friend
Sometimes a painting of a beloved relative or friend can create beautiful memories. First, provide the painting artist with photos of this person and describe the characteristics you’ve always admired. Then, the artist can provide artwork that will always create beautiful memories when you look at the painting.
Paintings about yourself, your family, friends, pets, and places you’ve visited are the ideal “tools” to create beautiful memories. And the memories will be shared with generations because paintings will last for years, unlike photos and digital images.