Mary paints commissioned art based on photos that she takes for you!
OR using photos that you supply or photos submitted by photographers for their clients.
Mary Mortensen paints mixed media paintings that combine the best of today's cutting edge art creation tools with time-honored traditional oils. She also paints from scratch in traditional oils or pastels.
You and Mary discuss the desired style and colors for your commissioned painting. Then, using the photo for reference, Mary paints the painting. She paints her digital paintings in Corel Painter brushstroke by brushstroke in an Artist-driven program. There are no buttons, actions or filters to apply to get the look of Mary's paintings. They are all painted by hand with the same skill and talent that go into traditional painting. Paintings on the computer take as long or longer than paintings with traditional materials. Mary can paint in any style with any colors to fit any decor. You can see some examples of styles in the galleries in the link at the bottom of this page. These are just examples—you and Mary discuss the look of your commissioned painting that will delight and excite you and future generations.
Next, the painting is printed to canvas. Then Mary hand paints brushstrokes with traditional oils on the printed canvas, adding layers of texture and color in the manner of the Renaissance artists, who used glazes to build up luxurious tones in their paintings. The final painting is a truly unique, hand-painted work of art! Mary follows a similar process for painting from scratch with traditional oils or pastels. She uses a photo as the basis for the painting, you and she discuss your style and color preferences and then she paints based on the submitted photo. Paintings can be of any subject--families, children, pets, houses, cars, travel destinations, honeymoon venues--anyone or anything near and dear to you.
Paintings can also be based on treasured snapshots capturing past and present family moments, including special events like weddings, anniversaries, graduations, birthdays, dance recitals and sports competitions--even selfies!--just to name a few examples. Paintings can also be for official and corporate events and subjects, including political, military, executive and clerical portraits, etc. Just as long as you have the photographer's permission for copyrighted photos, just about any photos you have or that Mary takes for you can be turned into exquisite cherished keepsake paintings. And the paintings can be in any style, either those that you see here at this website or pretty much anything else!