Digital vs Oil Paintings

You can now choose to have your portrait drawn, painted in oils - or created as a digital painting!

Oil paintings are more expensive than digital paintings as they use real paint, canvas/cradled gesso panel and brushes, are labour intensive needing around three months to paint, and have an often glossy, textured surface.

Digital paintings, conversely, are created with a pressure sensitive stylus and tablet (I use the ipad pro) with digital paint, canvas and brushes (provided by the Procreate app).  I employ the same skills as I do when I paint in oils but can produce digital paintings quicker than oils, as there is no drying time, typically in 1-2 weeks. They are professional printed as a high quality print which is colour-rich. I offer a choice of papers 

A single portrait costs £400 + £60 per extra person. 

Linnea Kempe digital drawing by artist Stella Tooth

Unframed prints

You will receive a simple, square unframed/unmounted professional print on Canon Pro Luster Photo paper. 

This professional photo paper delivers vivid colours, reproduces sharp details with rich blacks and smooth tonality. 

The paper is designed to provide a consistent look and colour when viewed under various light sources.

It offers exceptional image quality, longevity and protects images from degradation caused by gas and light..

You can choose from 8”x8” and 12”x12”.

Room View digital paintings Stella Tooth artist

Don Craine Downliners Sect Eel Pie Club

Framed prints

You may wish to frame the print.  I have found that Photo Frames and Art’s Oxford white, black and natural wood range suit my work well. 

For the following sizes, please click on the links:

8"x8" mounted in 12"x12" frame

12"x12" unmounted (vinyl music album size)

12”x12” mounted in 16”x16” frame



The cost will vary depending on the print size and the cost of tracked delivery to the delivery address.  

I can easily replicate the digital painting if you need another print for family or friends.

Occasionally, to suit the shape of a digital painting, I will produce artwork in the A4 size.

Los Pacaminos Jamie Moses LIGHTER

A size room view