Most milestones could occur in any relationship and celebrating with a unique gift only serves to strengthen those bonds. Whether it is to celebrate an anniversary or first Valentine's day together, it normally pays to celebrate with a gift. But how can such occasions be celebrated with a unique gift? Oil paintings make for some of the most unique additions to your residence decor and can even become investments that slowly treasure in time depending on the artist who paints it. For a genuinely unique and memorable gift, how about flower paintings since it is hard to find a woman who doesn't appreciate flowers? Roses are the all-time favorite, but it is also a fantastic idea if you give her an oil painting of her favorite flowers. An even better idea that is fantastic as an anniversary present, how about the two of you in a portrait surrounded by flowers.
The increase in popularity of online galleries has made it much easier to browse thru works of current painters that you would likely otherwise have no access to. Works can be judged based on the technique and quality. There is even the possibility that you might find flower paintings that are already finished and complement exactly what you were looking for. To produce the painting for you, you may also commission an painter in other cases. This is a more expensive option though, and you'll only have the artist's previous works to judge what the end result will be like once you receive it. Still, in order to practice and hone their skills there are several fledgling artists who are students who would probably willingly take the commission. Better yet are the more experienced artists who simply take on commissions like these to practice the more refined approaches they have learned over the years. A painting done by an up and coming artist could be considered an investment as well as it will likely appreciate more over the years, however these are likely to be more overpriced commissions should you be able to afford it.
Skill and talent can vary between painters although they will quite willingly work on any good commission. Narrow down your field of choices by which artists are best for the job. Art agencies, dealers, and galleries are excellent places to look for painters and judge their work. Once you have selected an painter, list down as several concepts as you could about the work that you wish to commission, keeping it as detailed as possible so that you end up with a piece that is as close to what you would probably imagine it to be.