As the pet industry has developed over the recent years, so has the need for personalized pet items. Pet moms and dads are now wanting all types of product with our pets’ faces on them – paintings, blankets, mugs, phone cases…you name it, we want it. When the opportunity came around for me to get a painting of one of my animals, I knew I had to get one of Wynston. He is my pride and joy, and I’ve always wanted a portrait of one of my babies. Paint Your Life was able to capture Wynston’s wisdom and spirit through art, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
The first step was to choose a photo that I wanted painted. I knew it had to be one of the pictures that my best friend Andria took of Wynston because they magnificently showcase his personality. This is the photo I chose…
Perfect, isn’t it?! The Paint Your Life process is very user friendly. It’s simple and easy to go through each step, which is something I think we can all appreciate!
The Paint Your Life Process
After making the final decision on a photo, the next step was to get it uploaded to the Paint Your Life website. As I proceeded through the order, I also needed to choose a size, style and if I wanted it framed. I chose the 16 x 20″ size without a frame. I figured it’d be best for me to buy a frame that would match my furniture. My second choice would have been to get it on a canvas because I think that canvas paintings are beautiful!
You can make special requests for your painting when you start the process. I didn’t have any, but there is space for you to write any comments or requests.
Once you finish the initial steps, your photo goes to an artist to be painted! You will receive an email once painting has started and Paint Your Life will also let you know when it’s halfway done so you can see the painting in progress. I waited until the project was complete. I love surprises 🙂
Now the painting is finished and you’ll receive an email to approve it or request changes. If you don’t like it or it’s not up to your expectations, the painting starts over. This is where I got hung up. Originally, I put a comment in for a change, but then I decided that I liked the painting the way it was. For some reason, this caused me emotional distress because I was SO grateful of the finished product and I didn’t want the artist to have to repaint it. Honestly, I was being ridiculous because I absolutely LOVE the way the painting turned out.
When you approve the finished product, they wait a day or two for your painting to dry (if it’s oil) then Paint Your Life frames it if you ordered one. Your portrait then gets sent to you and you will receive an email stating so.
I did have to call the customer service number because I thought that I accidentally submitted changes, but I decided that I didn’t want them. The woman on the phone was super kind and helpful. Turns out, I didn’t submit the comments so it showed as “approved.” This is exactly what I wanted so I’m glad I called. It also gave me the opportunity to see how the customer service is, and it’s fantastic!
Within three days, I received my painting in the mail. It was rolled up and very securely packaged. I was ecstatic to see the artist’s interpretation of Wynston in person. When I finally unwrapped the gorgeous piece of art, I was moved to tears. My boy was so beautifully represented and I was genuinely pleased.
My favorite parts of the painting are the ears and snout. You can see all of the detail the artist put into it. The textures are so gorgeous and they really bring out the beauty of my Wynston.
I ended up buying a basic brown frame. I went with something simple because I did not want to overshadow the painting with a gaudy design. Turns out, the brown brings out some of the coloring in the portrait and it’s beyond perfect!
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I’m sure after seeing Wynston’s gorgeous portrait that you want one of your pet! Head over to the website and check out everything that Paint Your Life has to offer. These personalized portraits, drawings and paintings make an extraordinary gift for any occasion. Browse the showcase gallery and see what other satisfied customers have to say! In the meantime, be sure to follow Paint Your Life on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!