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How to Chose and Hang Art

How to Chose and Hang Art

Great art is wasted if hung at the wrong height or on the wrong wall. Here's how to hang art the right way I love art. I often joke that my tiny apartment here is more an art gallery than a home, because truth be told, I have more art pieces than furniture! The great thing about art is it so easily makes a house a home. Take two homes with identical pieces of furniture and wildly different art pieces, and you’ll see how much of a statement art can make. While many people believe art collecting is an expensive...

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Create Your Own Art Gallery at Home

Create Your Own Art Gallery at Home

Find out where to begin and what to consider when piecing together your private art collection   Art is a visual tool that immediately depicts a story, emotion and atmosphere. And selecting artworks you love for your home will determine the overall look and feel of your place – it will set the scene of your lifestyle and perhaps even entice nostalgia. You can use a collection of art to your advantage, by displaying your taste and personality over a range of different art forms and having your guests discover your personal journey through a tour of your home. Not...

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Modern and Affordable Wall Art

Modern and Affordable Wall Art

Gone are the days where you are limited to canvas or oil paintings. Acrylic Wall Art is a new form of wall décor where beautiful images are printed directly into the acrylic using high quality ink. It is then sealed with a layer of protection before the final piece of mounting frame is attached. This result in a set of wall art that is high in quality, modern and classy.   Don't you think having wall art adds another dimension and focal point to your whole interior design?

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Best Brands of Acrylic Paint

Best Brands of Acrylic Paint

Every artist will have their own preferred brand of acrylic paint, based on things such as the colors available and the consistency of the paint, which ranges from extremely buttery to fluid. Rather buy a few quality colors of artist's quality acrylics than a whole range of cheap colors. (Remember, student acrylic paints are cheaper for a reason: they've usually more filler in them, or made from cheaper pigments.) Here are my personal favorites from the brands I've used in paintings. 01 of 12 WINSOR & NEWTON ARTIST'S ACRYLICS W&N launched this range of acrylics in January 2009 to replace...

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Best Brands of Oil Paints

Best Brands of Oil Paints

Every artist will have their own preferred brand of oil paints, based on things such as the colors available, the consistency of the paint, and price. I believe in rather buying a few tubes of artist's colors than a whole range of cheap paints as the colors are more saturated, for starters, and you'll get better results when mixing colors. There is little to differentiate the best artist's oil paints other than price and availability, so I'd recommend assessing a tube of a similar color in various brands to see how you feel about each. 01 of 10 M GRAHAM...

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