The Paintru Journal

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The Paintru Custom Art Gift Guide–Memorable Gifts Sure to Impress

Giving a meaningful and memorable gift can be a trying task, but it doesn’t have to be! By turning photos into custom paintings, Paintru makes it simple to discover creative gifts, perfect for everyone on your list and, for every occasion. At Paintru our artists help you create beautiful custom artwork that makes for an incredibly personal and creative gift that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Take a look at our 2021 gift guide and get ready to take credit as an exceptional gift giver this holiday season and beyond.

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An Artistic Ode to Summer–Turn Travel Photos Into Incredible Paintings

And here we find ourselves again, in the transition of summer to fall. Travel landscapes are some of our favorite projects here at Paintru, we wanted to share a few of our favorite commissions as an artistic "Ode to Summer" from Paintru, to you.

Paintru artists can turn customers' travel memories and photos into a painting, making it so simple to create hand-painted works of art not only as an incredible way to keep your memories alive but also the perfect elevated home decor.

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Paintru and Steel Hearts Partner to Honor Legacy of Fallen Service Academy Grads

For those of you who do not know, Paintru is a 100% veteran-owned small business. Our founders, myself included, are all graduates of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and we all went on to serve in the US Military.

Along the way, we've lost friends, classmates, and comrades who gave their lives to serve our country and community. Each of these losses is heartbreaking. 

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Wedding Gift Ideas For Every Type of Couple

What makes the best wedding gift? A gift that is meaningful, special, and something your giftee will cherish during their years together. Taking these into consideration, we have to say that Paintru custom artwork is the perfect wedding gift for any couple.

With so many choices to make, which type of artwork will be the perfect gift for the lucky couple(s) on your list? We've created a guide to help you find the perfect wedding gift idea with 9 types of wedding artwork for near every couple celebrating union.

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SABM Podcast: Turning Photos into Custom Paintings With Brendan Aronson, USNA '12, Wharton Graduate, and Veteran Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship has to be one of the hardest, yet most rewarding career experiences there is. Paintru co-founder and CFO, Brendan Aronson, recently chatted with Scott from The Service Academy Business Mastermind (SABM) Group, a community of Academy grads who create exponential value for each other through new learning, collaboration, and connections.

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The History of Portraiture: A Paintru Guide

The history of portraiture is inextricably wrapped in everything it means to be human. The portrayal of a person - or people - has, for millennia, acted as political propaganda, shaped religious and social beliefs, and fostered collective opinion and imagination among communities.

How a person is portrayed is as important as the who: think of Alexander the Great and you will be hard-pressed to picture anything but heroic, leonine hair and a serene expression evocative of Golden Age Greece. It was carefully planned artistic rendering, as well as an astute awareness of the history of Hellenistic art, that transformed Alexander from leader of men to demi-god.

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Turn Your #travelgram into Art

Karl Lagerfeld once said, “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” It’s no secret that this is where the pull of Instagram lies.

Whether you are an avid photo poster or not, the attraction of curating images of your best moments is obvious. Studies of the most popular hashtags show that Travel is a stalwart topic: #travel, #travelgram, #instatravel, #wanderlust consistently hit the top of user lists, out-shined only by Design and Food, and outperforming Fitness and Inspiration.

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