if you are looking for the most unique gift this coming Christmas season then you could do it on your own. You can do your own work of art and give it to your loved ones. It would definitely be very memorable and worth it because you exerted an effort to make it beautiful. You could make a hand-painted oil painting easy and artistically.
First you have to purchase the needed materials like canvas, oil paint, paint palette, and varnish. These materials should be of good quality to ensure that they would not affect the nature of your hand painting. Then you should know your piece. Many ideas can come bursting into your mind and you may be wasting your time and effort if you do not convince yourself of your target. If you intend to give it as a gift then it could be something that would remind them of you. But if you would like to do it just as a hobby and collect the outcome in your home then you could start with what comes first into your mind.
Doing a hand-painted oil painting is easier when you are doing abstract paintings. You could move your hand and stroke it in the way that you would like your oil painting to appear. But if you are doing a more detailed art work like human images then you must be careful in each stroke. It is always best to do abstract oil paintings when using the hand. The colors that you must use could enhance your hand painting more.