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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cool Artsy Storage Idea !!

Rolling drawers 

A vintage rolling medical or drafting cabinet is the perfect space to store art supplies so they can travel all over the house. Paintbrushes, colored pencils, and pens are stored in miscellaneous containers on top. Larger supplies such as paint and glue guns are kept in the drawers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Latest painting -- "As Leaves Turn "




OOAK

one of a kind painting

"As Leaves Turn "
by
C. Wright
9-10-10



8x10 inch acrylic painting on mixed media paper.
I like the small paintings -- so easy to frame -- just use a matte to keep the paint away from the glass.
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This one was fun to paint !
A nice way to decorate for the Fall season!!
Background is dark green -- actually a bright grren was mixed with raw umber -- and makes a pretty fall background  .
Sometimes we need a little simplicity and I think this painting is interesting and simple at the same time -- don't you ?
Leaves are beautiful -- especially when they fall from the trees and make their own magic with color !! 
Let's all get ready for fall holidays by putting original artwork in our decor this year .
Easy to frame -- I love this small size -- you can find a pretty frame anywhere !
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some of the colors -- red, green , yellow and blue mixed in all of it somewhere  !
acrylic paint
I like to add interest to the paintings with texture !!
 All my paintings are unique and fun !!
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** This is a one of a kind OOAK original 8x10 inch painting on mixed media paper for acrylic paint .
** signed on front and back
** I will include a certificate of authenticity .
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I seem to be having too much fun with this painting hobby of mine !!
You never know what I will paint next !!    
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Before and After: Just Add Art

Before and After: Just Add Art

Create a feeling of comfortable balance.
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pictures above table hung too high - before
Enlarge Image Before
Smart Art Ideas
The Challenge: It's a common mistake to hang wall art too high so that it doesn't relate to nearby furnishings or to the architecture. This isolation makes the art look random and spotty, and the room feels oddly out of joint.
See below for our "After" photo and read how these challenges were solved.

The Solution: Remedy the imbalance by lowering the art so that it's 4 to 6 inches above a table or chest; place it at seated eye level if it's adjacent to a chair or sofa.

pictures hung low at eye level - after
Enlarge Image After
Use accessories to bridge the gap. Look through cupboards and closets for objects that will complement the colors in the artwork with their own size, shape, and color. Candlesticks, vases, and pitchers are obvious choices for verticals that will link the tabletop to the framed piece, but you can also use smaller framed pieces, sculpture, or bowls and raise them on stacks of books. Notice how the rusted metal cans and a rusted-look picture frame harmonize with the warm neutrals of the black-and-white photographs and the dark brown table.
The tall, slender cans lead the eye from the tabletop up to the photos, and the flowersadd graceful shapes and lines, lifting the eye still higher. The footed picture frame injects variety with a different shape. It's not quite tall enough, so standing it on a book raises it to overlap the wall art by about an inch to make the needed connection.

Continued on page 2:  More Ideas