Hanging Art

Did you know where you hang your art is very important?  Painted canvas and paper are very delicate.  Original art is easily effected by humidity, temperature and changes in weather.  So where should you hang or store your art investments to preserve and protect them?  Here are a few guidelines –

NEVER PUT ART

  • Near a window
  • In a draft
  • In the sunlight
  • On an exterior wall of your home
  • High on a wall (heat collects there)
  • In a closet
  • In a bathroom
  • In the kitchen
  • In the basement or cellar
  • In an attic
  • In an outdoor shed
  • In a storage room without temperature controls

Where should you hang your art?

  • In the living room, den, or bedroom (where temperature is controlled)
  • At eye level
  • On an interior wall
  • Hang it straight!  Hang the wire on 2 hooks placed 6″ – 12″ apart.

Where should you store your art?

  • In temperature controlled storage
  • A large closet with air flow
  • Remember never to lean anything on the canvas of a painting, it will make a dent.

Hope this helps you preserve your art investments.  If you have any questions, just comment.

Starving Artists Sale: The real story!

Do you shop at those big convention centers when they have a Starving Artists sale?  Shame on you!  Not only are these artists not starving, they’re not really artists.  If they were they’re stifling their creativity doing this kind of art.

Support your local artists, stay away from the big companies that just use artists and art customers.  Boycott Starving Artists sales!  These paintings will never increase in value.  Its like buying a vase at Walmart and calling it an antique.  Follow the links below to find out what these cheap paintings are really all about.

Starving Artists? Original oils for $19?

Starving Artists Sale: The real story!.

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Want a painting to match your sofa?

In the past, an artist would be insulted if you were looking for a painting to match your couch.  It was a joke among painters, that the public views fine art as a decoration.

These days you can buy a sofa to match your painting, so I think its come full circle.  Today’s art buyers can start with their favorite piece of art and design a room around it.  Many furniture stores will let you choose a design and color for your couch. 

This You-tube video explains  Choosing your couch color through Lay-Z-Boy Furniture Store .  They let you choose style, color, fabric, etc. and see how it will look on your monitor.   At Rooms To Go , you can also choose any couch design and color!  Their YouTube video shows you how to Get any couch color .

Or you can start with your couch color and browse art by size, color, subject, type of art and preferred medium at online galleries like Fine Art America.  Just select your preferences in the menu boxes on the left side of the shopping page.  Be sure to stop by my Fine Art America gallery while you’re there.

The couch pictured is from this interior design blog .