Where to Find Artist to Recreate Old Painting?

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Q: My husband and SIL both want a painting my in-laws have, for sentimental reasons. But being that there's only one, they can't both have it. (His sister lives in another country, so it's not like we can see it by visiting each other, nor can we pass it back and forth very easily.)

Is there a way to have another artist recreate it cheaply? I doubt the (oil?) painting is worth more than $30—probably only $10. No one knows where it originally came from so I can't just buy another one—I think it was a garage sale find from before my husband was born.

I doubt this makes a difference, but just in case: It's painted on a rather large, framed piece of black velvet, but the recreation wouldn't have to be on velvet. It's the image they like, not the medium. I thought about scanning it and making it into a print, but the relief caused but the texture of the paint (plus its size) would make that rather difficult.

Also, I live in a Chicago north-west suburb, but the painting lives with the in-laws in middle-of-no-where north-east Indiana.

Sent by April

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.