Monday, April 13, 2009
Secrets about Commercial Art- Murals and Paint Finishes
Here is a shocking fact: commerical art can influence whether a project looks impressive with 10% or less of the total renovation cost.
Now here is the key… It has to be professional art. We have all seen the proud DIYer who uses lavish materials to renovate and then slaps on a messy finish coat of paint, and makes the whole project look like it was completed in the dark by a teenager.
Humans are tactile and visual, so it is important to note that regardless of that expensive insulation or steel beam you installed, first impressions are built on what you see and feel. Commercial art realizes the tone for the success of the whole project. Often in less than three days, Muralfx can transform a room with a striking mural, or create the appearance of expensive wall or cabinet paint treatments for a small fraction of the total renovation costs.
Attention to detail, interesting colour combinations and quality of paint finishes can make a project look luxe. Muralfx returns to the values of craft and tradition when creating commercial art. So go ahead and treat yourself to the granite and designer fixtures, but remember to pay the same attention to the paint and finishes to complete your renovation with a “wow”.
I am going to let you into a little secret about gallery art...
Did you know that you can support local art by buying original paintings often with less money than designer art prints?
There is a wealth of local artists producing exquisite art struggling to get it to seen and purchased. You can buy inexpensive (read “mass produced”) prints, which will be on low quality paper and will likely fade and loose its lustre. You have to pay to get a high quality print. Often the cost is similar to what you can buy locally produced art by emerging artists. Emerging artists works are less expensive because they have not yet achieved the status of big city gallery representation. It is difficult to get a big city art dealer or gallery representation for a new artist. Most galleries are booked at least a year in advance for shows, and require that you have a full portfolio of 15 or more paintings for them to choose from. You see, large galleries have to spend money to sell the art as well. They invest and promote their selected artists.
So how can you discover this hidden art treasure? Buy direct from emerging artists. Local art galleries are more receptive to emerging artists, and you can discover artists before they achieve the big city representation later in their careers. You buy original locally produced art that looks like a million dollars, and only you and the artist will know about your deal.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Jen Romnes Artist Statement
My paintings are iconic landscape images. The medium I prefer to paint with is acrylics over wood in mid to large sizes. My technical style is heavy texture with saturated colour in layers. The layering makes my paintings hard to photograph, as this misses the three dimensional quality of the colour.
She is amazed at how beautiful nature can look when it is manufactured or as it is being degraded . The paintings capture nature’s struggles in a moment of beauty.
Although my paintings do have a sometimes serious underlying theme, it was important to capture the beauty and dignity of nature. I hope that collectors will love the paintings and develop relationships with them, and hopefully create their own memories of the snapshot of the landscape at that particular moment. Some environmentalists try to shock people with these horrible images of garbage, and destruction of nature, and I did not want to do that. I think when you shock people it perpetuates the idea of hopelessness, and it is important to me to leave a window of hope, and show how resilient nature can be and it is worth saving.
People don’t respond to abstract explanations of climate change. Jennifer’s paintings capture iconic images of Canadian landscapes exhibiting the effects of humans including climate change. It is amazing how anthropomorphic and beautiful nature can be as it is adapting to the sudden changes.
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