How to select a good photo for a custom landscape painting – Andrei Voica Art

How to select a good photo for a custom landscape painting

A custom oil painting is a unique gift to yourself or your loved ones. Comission landscapes are very popular indeed and I get a lot of orders like that.

I put my heart and soul into every artwork I paint, and I will do my best to create a premium oil painting that will preserve its quality and the sentimental value it holds.

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You will receive an original and unique artwork, created with high quality oil colours from St. Petersburg and premium linen canvas.

Here is what makes a good reference photo:

  • Use a smartphone or high-quality camera
  • Daylight landscapes are ideal
  • It’s large enough to see the details
  • Avoid blurry images
  • Stock photos are accepted
  • Please avoid using any filters. This will help me to understand the right impression and light
  • Aim for defined contrast between light and shadow

Good Example 1

  • Daylight landscape
  • Defined contrast between light, shadow and colors

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Good Example 2

  • High quality stock photo
  • It’s large enough to see the details

Bad Example 1

  • The subject is too far away
  • Blurred picture

Bad Example 2

  • Filter used on photo
  • Subject too close and unclear

Not sure?

Email your image to me ( and I can assess your photo. I understand it's not always possible to follow all of the guidelines above, so I will get in touch with you if there are details that need to be clarified.

Generally, I will still be able to create your custom landscape painting!


The painting is NOT an exact copy of the photo, but an artistic, impressionist interpretation of it.

For now, I do custom oil paintings at 40 on 50 cm / 16 on 20 inches. These will be the dimensions of your painting.

! Please know that the oil painting takes 3 to 4 weeks to be dry enough so that it can be shipped safely, adding up to 14 days for delivery, if the delivery address is outside the UK.

Personalized paintings cannot be exchanged or returned, but please let me know if there is something wrong with your painting. I will be happy to help!

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