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Where are the artists located?

Instapainting.com is a platform for independent artists and studios, so we do not employ any artists in any specific locations. Artists can register and use our platform from anywhere in the world, as long as they submit portfolio samples that pass our rigourous standards. We have active artists ranging from the United States to Australia, and in many places in between. When you place an order, we look at your requirements and match you with interested artists who will ultimately paint and ship from their home or studio and ship directly to you. Feel free to browse our gallery or our featured artists page to find artists and see their biographies and locations. Normally we will find artists for you, but if you see any artists on our platform that you like, you can request quotations from them on their profile page.

Will I get a proof/preview before the artist starts?

The artist will begin painting based on your photo or instructions immediately. If your photo does not fit into the canvas size you ordered, you will be able to crop the photo using our online tool and see an instant preview.

Can I replace the background in my painting?

For Mixed-Media, the background can only be replaced with solid colors. If you want a more complex background replacement, please consider a 100% hand-painted oil painting instead.

Can I add or remove things?

You can ask the artist to remove things from the painting, but adding things is not supported for Mixed-Media. Just write in the instructions box what people or things you want the artist to remove. You can visit our gallery to see examples of removing things from paintings.

Can I change things in my photo?

Just write in the instructions box what you want to change. For example, if someone is frowning, you can ask the artist to paint them with a smile! You can visit our gallery to view some examples of changing things in paintings. If the change requests are large or numerous, please consider a 100% hand-painted oil painting instead.

Can I paint myself into another piece of artwork or painting?

If you want to do this type of painting, please consider a 100% hand-painted oil painting instead.

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Where are the artists located?

Instapainting.com is a platform for independent artists and studios, so we do not employ any artists in any specific locations. Artists can register and use our platform from anywhere in the world, as long as they submit portfolio samples that pass our rigourous standards. We have active artists ranging from the United States to Australia, and in many places in between. When you place an order, we look at your requirements and match you with interested artists who will ultimately paint and ship from their home or studio and ship directly to you. Feel free to browse our gallery or our featured artists page to find artists and see their biographies and locations. Normally we will find artists for you, but if you see any artists on our platform that you like, you can request quotations from them on their profile page.

Will I get a proof/preview before the artist starts?

The artist will begin painting based on your photo or instructions immediately. If your photo does not fit into the canvas size you ordered, you will be able to crop the photo using our online tool and see an instant preview.

Can I replace the background in my painting?

For Mixed-Media, the background can only be replaced with solid colors. If you want a more complex background replacement, please consider a 100% hand-painted oil painting instead.

Can I add or remove things?

You can ask the artist to remove things from the painting, but adding things is not supported for Mixed-Media. Just write in the instructions box what people or things you want the artist to remove. You can visit our gallery to see examples of removing things from paintings.

Can I change things in my photo?

Just write in the instructions box what you want to change. For example, if someone is frowning, you can ask the artist to paint them with a smile! You can visit our gallery to view some examples of changing things in paintings. If the change requests are large or numerous, please consider a 100% hand-painted oil painting instead.

Can I paint myself into another piece of artwork or painting?

If you want to do this type of painting, please consider a 100% hand-painted oil painting instead.

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MIXED-MEDIA OIL PAINTING FROM PHOTO

A Mixed-Media Painting is a giclée canvas print of your photo with texture and depth meticulously added by a master portrait artist using oil paints to resemble a fully painted piece of art. The portrait artist paints over and covers at least 90% of the print to achieve an oil painting look without the cost. Includes unlimited revisions and adjustments until you are satisfied with the final result. Available rolled or gallery wrapped. A more affordable alternative to a fully painted oil oainting or oil portrait.


Hand-painted on a giclée canvas print. Partially customizable. Minor modifications are allowed, such as removing objects, thinning bodies, or smoothing out imperfections.

Are these painted on canvas?

Mixed-Media Oil Paintings are always done on canvas. The canvas is the cloth material on which the artist paints. The exact material varies from artist to artist, but is usually polyester, cotton, or a blend of both. If you need something specific, please mention it in the instructions field.

Is oil or acrylic paint used?

Oil paint is used by default. If you would like the artist to paint in acrylic, please mention it in the instructions and the artist can accommodate.

What are the turnaround times?

Turnaround times generally range from 3-7 days. The specific turnaround time will vary based on your requirements, your artwork size, and the current level of demand we have in our network. Weather conditions may affect oil painting drying times. Expedited shipping ranges from 3-5 business days, and Economy Saver shipping can take up to 4 weeks for transit. With expedited shipping, most orders are at your door around 3 weeks from ordering, and with economy saver shipping it can take 4-6 weeks. Revision requests and drying time can add to turnaround times. If you need the painting by a specific date, we offer guaranteed delivery deadlines by selecting a delivery deadline date when you configure your painting. Once your order is submitted and we have collected responses from actual artists, you will be able to see their quoted turnaround times based on your order requirements.

What are the frame choices?

If you select the framed option, you will be able to work with the artist to select a matching frame. Because frame options vary based on the artist that accepts your order, you will not be able to see the choices until an artist is matched. Since artists order these from framing shops, generally any moulding design can be ordered for you.

Can these be framed or wrapped onto wooden stretcher bars?

Yes. Just selected the gallery wrap or framed option.

Can the artist help me pick a photo?

Yes! Just upload multiple photos when configuring your item, and ask for the artist to choose in the instructions.

Do you ship worldwide?

Because Instapainting.com is a platform for independent artists and studios worldwide, we can always find artists who can ship to your country. Just enter your address at checkout! *Please note because Instapainting.com is a United States company, certain sanctioned countries cannot use our platform (these include, but are not limited to, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Syria, and more)

Where are the artists located?

Instapainting.com is a platform for independent artists and studios, so we do not employ any artists in any specific locations. Artists can register and use our platform from anywhere in the world, as long as they submit portfolio samples that pass our rigourous standards. We have active artists ranging from the United States to Australia, and in many places in between. When you place an order, we look at your requirements and match you with interested artists who will ultimately paint and ship from their home or studio and ship directly to you. Feel free to browse our gallery or our featured artists page to find artists and see their biographies and locations. Normally we will find artists for you, but if you see any artists on our platform that you like, you can request quotations from them on their profile page.

Will I get a proof/preview before the artist starts?

The artist will begin painting based on your photo or instructions immediately. If your photo does not fit into the canvas size you ordered, you will be able to crop the photo using our online tool and see an instant preview.

Can I replace the background in my painting?

For Mixed-Media, the background can only be replaced with solid colors. If you want a more complex background replacement, please consider a 100% hand-painted oil painting instead.

Can I add or remove things?

You can ask the artist to remove things from the painting, but adding things is not supported for Mixed-Media. Just write in the instructions box what people or things you want the artist to remove. You can visit our gallery to see examples of removing things from paintings.

Can I change things in my photo?

Just write in the instructions box what you want to change. For example, if someone is frowning, you can ask the artist to paint them with a smile! You can visit our gallery to view some examples of changing things in paintings. If the change requests are large or numerous, please consider a 100% hand-painted oil painting instead.

Can I paint myself into another piece of artwork or painting?

If you want to do this type of painting, please consider a 100% hand-painted oil painting instead.

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Best Artist Guarantee

Instapainting is powered by the largest network of independent artists. The best artist is carefully selected from hundreds of artists specializing in the minutiae of your order requirements and subject matter.

The samples on this page are real customer orders and undoctored photo uploads from our artists.

We're so confident orders through our service get you the best result for the specifics of your order that we back all orders with our no-questions-asked
100% Money Back Guarantee.