12/04/2010

Home Decorations and Art Works

Many art collectors are confused on how to make home decorations with their precious art collections. Maybe their painting can't match the sofa and other furniture, or the color contrast between the art work and rooms are not in harmony. It's because there is distinction between art works and decoration designs. Only when the collectors learn how to select the art works that can match their rooms, these problems can be settled gradually.

First, one matter we should be clear is that the display method of art works at home is different from that in gallery. It's for private appreciation, not for the public; so the works can be arranged in different free styles as we like.

Of art works, planar paintings are most suitable for home decorations. The display positions should be chosen at walls that are complete and suitable for appreciation. Except themes and styles of painting works, we should consider whether the painting area, the wall area and neighboring furniture in good proportion or not. Besides, how to keep a lively balance between the painting hanging position and and neighboring furniture should also be considered. Small-sized paintings are good choice when small-sized walls and large-sized paintings could make congestion effect; large-sized paintings are preferred when large-sized walls and small-sized paintings would look empty and blank. Anyway, proper blank space left on the walls is important, or art effects of paintings would be reduced.

For solemn effect, paintings can be arranged in symmetrical style. For instance, one or more paintings can be hung in the upper central part of sofa, fireplaces or berths; while unsymmetrical arrangement could produce lively effect. Generally, the edges of a painting should not be too close to furniture edges, and at least 20-30cm gaps should be left; color of paintings and frames should agree to that of furniture, which would produce a harmonious beauty.

Though each piece of art works is of particular character and beauty, they should be in good coordinations with the environment, or they would lose charm in the eyes of beauty lovers. The related resources is art supplies.

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Hand Paintings With Acrylics - Family Therapy Turned Hobby

Do you have an elderly parent in your home and looking for an activity that he or she would enjoy? I found painting for my mother as an outlet. I have known for years because of previous nurses training that hand painting as a creative outlet is very therapeutic.

If your parent or your child has experienced high stress and is suffering from anxiety or other mental or physical problems hand painting is wonderful therapy. And if you are a person in good health consider painting as a wonderful hobby or as a new career.

My mother and I may have started acrylic hand paintings as therapy, but we discovered that we like it. We have been currently specializing in acrylic portrait painting. You may wish to start as we did doing landscapes.

As you are painting your landscaping, you learn how to hold your brush, how to use the brush, and which brushes do best at making trees or flowers. You will learn that each brush has its unique purpose when applying acrylic paint to canvas. We also found that we needed to practice painting on the canvas paper. The canvas texture is very different from smooth practice paper.

If you should make a mistake, do not worry. As many artists say, "it is a happy accident" and they are right. The mistake or accident will turn you into another direction which you did not consider and will do better.

Acrylic painting is very affordable. We did not find it to be expensive. All that is needed to start is a variety of paints or just start with prime colors, brushes, and acrylic canvas paper. Starting with prime colors teaches you how to mix colors and create new colors as needed.

You may experience, as we did, that as you improve you will want better painting tools and purchase paint sets and easel to make painting easier.

My mother has been doing so well that she is now considering selling her paintings. I will do the same. We are currently putting our collection together and will start displaying them at arts and crafts shows.

Acrylic hand paintings may be for you as well. Start drawing and you may be amazed to discover a hidden talent. Take lessons that are needed and before long you too may be selling your works of art.

Take lessons today and learn how to do hand paintings. Visit the hobby section of Tricia Deed at http://www.Infotrish.vpweb.com/ and review Portrait Painting With Acrylic &Oil Paint.

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