Is the room vibrant, pastel, or neutral? Is your furniture casual, formal, modern, or traditional? These are clues that will help zero in on the type of artwork that compliments the color and scale of a room. Vibrant colors bring excitement to a room while neutral colors are more calming. Which do you prefer?
Advice for custom framing your new piece of art or collectable item. All of the paintings I offer for sale are ready to hang with painted sides on gallery wrapped canvas (meaning no staples showing). However if you choose to frame your new artwork here is some free advice. First off find a reputable, fully insured framer, if possible one that works out of a store. They can provide more frame choices and they are kept informed of the current trends and conservation techniques. Once you find a good framer you should find yourself using them for any repeat business. They will begin to understand your taste and budget and be able to choose colours and styles that will suit your home decor. The framing of artwork is meant to enhance the piece not take your eyes away from the art itself. A good frame choice is one that compliments the painting, may add a little interest while helping to draw your eye back into the painting. One mistake many people make is in choosing the width of the framing. Your eye tends to be drawn to the frame if it is out of porportion with the artwork. While it may be hard to visualize the final outcome with only a corner sample to view, trusting your framers advice will prove to be both economical (mistakes averted) as well as visually appealling.