A portrait painting is a painting that captures the likeness of a person. It can be a painting of a person's face, or it can be a full-body painting. Portrait paintings can be done in oil paints, watercolors, acrylics, or any other type of paint. Portrait paintings can be done in many different styles, from realistic to abstract. Portrait paintings make thoughtful and unique gifts, and can be hung in homes or offices as a way to commemorate a special person.