Choosing the correct piece of ART. Tips and Tricks.

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Here is a little advise on buying the right painting for your room.

Beware when buying a canvas painting. Make sure that you are actually getting an original and not a hand finished print.

These items are often sold as "hand painted" but are in fact printed and brush strokes added to make the painting appear genuine. This hand finished print could technically lets them be called "hand painted", but are in fact only crude reproductions.

Make sure you know what you are buying by asking the seller and looking at their eBay reviews.

How much wall space do wish to cover?

Many artists show their painting displayed above a couch, double check with the measurements given on the listing. Measure your space first so that you know roughly the space you are dealing with.

Most original paintings come ready to hang with no additional need for framing. Artwork that has been painted on standard stretched canvases with tacs and staples on the sides are less popular as appose to the ones that is fastened on the reverse. Personally I like the deep chunky frames, these are usually 3.5cm deep and I feel they look much more impressive compared to the 1.5cm standard frames or panels.

All these elements will reflect on the price that you are willing to pay for good original artwork.

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TIP and TRICKS

Add some excitement to your home with a bold and exciting piece of art or consider a canvas with neutral tones that may compliment your existing decor.

Whatever your reason for buying art, it certainly brings more colour to your home, it also gives your room a unique element if you choose an original painting.

Using a large piece as a focal point can bring unity to a room. If you have a low ceiling, hanging the piece vertically helps direct the eye upwards, creating the illusion of height.

Hopefully you will fall in love with a piece of art first and then find a room to display it!

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COMMISSIONS

If you are commissioning a piece use paint swatches (the ones you find in paint brochures or DIY stores) ring the correct colours and post them to the artist or pass the codes on to the artist via email.

The artist can then get the swatch from the DIY store and mix the paint up to the exact colour to match your colour scheme.

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