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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Need a little help with ideas for hanging your artwork ??

Tuscany landscape painting by Jennifer YoungYou can hang paintings alone or in groupings or alone for varied interesting effects. Tuscany painting by Jennifer YoungSome people prefer a symmetrical hanging for a formal look, but don't rule out asymmetry for a dynamic look. Of course, there are many more variations and seemingly endless possibilities! These are just a few to get the ideas flowing.
*Something to keep in mind: All of the paintings on my site list dimensions in inches. These dimensions refer to the actual canvas measurements.
Depending on the framing, you should allow for an additional 3 to 6 inches on each side for the frame. Contact us for more information on the framing options available, as well as the outside frame dimensions. You may also wish to read Jennifer's blog for more tips on fine art care and display.
Click on any image below for an enlarged image and a more detailed explanation.
 1. Groupings2. Staggered3. Sofa Grouping
 Painting in Provence and GivernyPainting in Provence and Giverny
 4. Up a stairwell5. Asymmetrical Grouping6. Strong Vertical
 Painting in Provence and GivernyPainting in Provence and GivernyPainting in Provence and Giverny

 7. Strong Horizontal
 Painting in Provence and Giverny  

Get inspired with this --- Inspired Patterns

Inspired Patterns

Florals, stripes and geometrics—AD editors present prints that reflect innovative design and a keen eye for color.

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Inspired Patterns

Florals, stripes and geometrics—AD editors present prints that reflect innovative design and a keen eye for color.

Published March 2009
“It’s a contemporary home with strong Moorish influences,” project architect Matthew Stratton, of Bender & Associates Architects, says of a Key West, Florida, house he designed for model, actress and writer Veronica Webb and her husband, George Robb. “It’s like looking into a kaleidoscope,” Webb observes of the rooms. “You have enough pattern and color to keep you entertained: I feel that it all weaves together—my husband George’s shipwreck culture with my fashion and crafts culture. We enjoy its & ‘crossroads of civilization’ spirit.” The dome ceiling was produced in Morocco. Shade trim, Samuel & Sons. (March 2009)
Gaston y Daniela, a Spanish company represented by Brunschwig & Fils, has a new design printed on union cloth called Acapulco Lino. (April 2008)
Primavera, at Clarence House, is based on a Kashmiri design on cotton and linen. It comes in red (shown), beige and brown. (April 2008)
John and Jana Scarpa, the owners of a Palm Beach, Florida, house, hired interior designer Scott Snyder, who had decorated the house for another client years earlier. Above: The lanai. Wallcovering and carpets, Stark. Floral fabric on chairs, ottoman and pillows, Lee Jofa. (November 2007)
The whimsical animal-and-winged-creature pattern Java Jungle, at Lee Jofa, is based on a traditional Javanese batik; it is now printed on union cloth. (March 2008)
Byzance, from Manuel Canovas (212-647-6900), a woven pattern in silk and linen, is inspired by the vibrant appliqué and embroidery of suzani quilts from Uzbekistan. (March 2008)
Calyx (above) launched the career of designer Lucienne Day at the Festival of Britain in 1951. (June 2007)
Of his one-bedroom “escape hatch” on Park Avenue, designer Geoffrey Bradfield, who wanted “a dream-like atmosphere,” covered the walls with blowups of liveried attendants from Tiepolo’s Departure of the Gondola. The blue-glass dog sculpture is by Jeff Koons. Clarence House bed upholstery fabric. Carpet from Stark. (September 2008)
Inspired by Suzanni designs, Dzhambul, a cotton-and-linen blend at Brunschwig & Fils, is in six new color combinations, including coral and green (shown). (June 2008)
Good Day Sunshine is a printed linen in the Schumacher Modern Collection; it comes in black and white, flamingo, spring and china blue (shown). (June 2008)
A 19th-century Italian Neoclassical parcel-gilt bed dominates the guest room, which serves as “a retreat from the brightness of the rest of the apartment,” says designer Michael Smith of a Manhattan pied-à-terre in The Carlyle. “It intensifies the colors of the other rooms and has an old-European feeling.” Wallcovering from Brunschwig & Fils. (April 2002)
A print on union cloth, Blad I Blad, or “leaf in leaf,” at Country Swedish, is available in green, gray, and pink with red. (September 2008)
Hand-printed on union cloth, Sundial, from Schumacher, features a pattern of widely spaced concentric circles, each composed of dozens of tiny dots. (November 2008)
Designer Alexa Hampton transformed the library of a New York apartment with a “nice muddy Edwardian green” (February 2000).
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Some cool art quotes for ya !!

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration
.Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954)

It doesn't matter if people are interested. It's about you taking your stuff and shouting out into the void.
Jadelr and Cristina Cordova, Chasing Windmills, 07-11-2006

It's not your painting anymore. It stopped being your painting the moment that you finished it.
Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Fish Story, 1994

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Each painting has its own way of evolving...When the painting is finished, the subject reaveals itself.
William Baziotes