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How To Select Artwork For Your Home?

Sometimes you see an artwork in the market that you fall in love with immediately. Art is a balm for your soul and it is a great way of having your own imprint in your house. There is no such thing as one medium for artwork. Anything can be termed artwork whether it is a bunch of driftwood that is collected in an aesthetical way or a wall hanging.

Don’t buy art just because it is widely accepted as good. It could be from an amazing artist but you may not feel as strongly about it. You may think that a painting you find on a flea market or by a new artist or an online forum resonates much better with your tastes. You should always buy artwork that you love. It is for you to look at and enjoy. The opinions of others shouldn’t matter when it comes to decorating your home. There are many websites where you can find canvas art for sale. You can simply go through it and find something that you like.

As mentioned above, you don’t always have to pick a painting. There are sculptures that you can use to add depth to a space and also items that are a combination of different mediums so that they give interesting texture and a visual element. This doesn’t mean you can bring in every type of artwork you find into your house. Simply pick what goes well with the space. For example, if you have a large area of blank wall exposed, you can hang oversized canvas prints that will bring about some colour into the area. But you have to consider the existing décor of the room as well. Not every artwork with complement it.

You can go to places where they exhibit art such as galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, design markets etc. They can be at a local place that you can easily go and peruse at your leisure. You can also search online in websites that offer up artwork for sale. Sometimes the painting you pick may not fit the scale of the room. To make sure you pick the right size, measure the dimensions of your wall and take some pictures of the room that you want decorated. This will serve as a very helpful guide when it comes to choosing the sizes of paintings. The focal area of a room is where your eye is drawn to. If you have too many things in the room that all compete for attention you will find yourself a very chaotic and messy room. Therefore, make sure that all the items are in harmony with each other such as the paintings, wall colours, furniture, drapes, carpets, etc.

Different Types Of Artwork Styles

Creating an artwork is the process of an artist’s mediated image painted on to a canvas using various colours, the technologies incorporated to develop an image in painting has come far since the beginning of the art from. It now incorporates several different media forms to bring a new creation. Artwork are now produced through means of photography and digital drawings, this is the age of the heavy use of hybrid systems. The time period of the combined forces media, old thoughts and the history of humans which makes it impossible for new generation of artists to follow the greats. There are several styles use by artists to bring the image they have in their head to the canvas, abstract art is the form of painting that doesn’t rely on figures of reality, instead the artist takes a complicated subject such as ocean art paintings and simplifies them in from of texture sharpness and colours. In this style of creating artwork the colours used heavily portray the emotional landscape of the artist.  When selecting this type of artwork, it is mostly dependent on the environment where the portrait will be used weather it is an office space, living room, or bed.
Conceptual art is the styles where the painter gives more focus on the concept than the overall work. Many who are involved in this style of art form while have created a artwork believes that the other halve of the circle is brought upon by the viewer for the completion of the art. And most of the time many of conceptual arts are just a basic set of rules laid out on canvas art online these artists have images varying from different sizes so it’s important that you use a service such as canvas prints online australia, to get the picture you desire re-sized and shaped to fit the canvas of your choice. This type of art not only exists on canvas in the form of paint but it could also be created through sculpturing and other forms of hand artwork.
The most recent style of producing an artwork involves the style of photorealism, as the name suggests it the type of work that looks like a real picture. The process including taking a photo of the subject to be painted and re-creating it using various paints and styles. This styles if mostly influenced by pop art movement. Unlike other styles of creating art, this category of work needs to be handled by a professional celebrity portraits for sale who possess special skills that could bring the realism of a photo with the help of paint, know more at http://christianchapmanart.com/store/paintings/celebrity-series.

Penny Skateboards

Before I was asked about Penny Skateboards I had no idea that the company had been around since forever according to their website (but in reality 12 years) and was the phenomenon that it is. Penny Skateboards are manufacturers of plastic skateboards and accessories including backpacks (which are very cool and include a skateboard holder as part of the design), door hangars for your board, stickers printing for your deck and anywhere else, grip tape, iPhone cases and caps. The advantage of plastic boards over the traditional maple wood boards is their improved life, being longer lasting while still offering the same level of performance. 

A Penny board though is a design and style choice as much as a decision about skating performance. Penny’s trademark is the bright colour and design of th deck inspired by traditional surfboard art. Think Hawaiian shirts gone stylish and you are on the way there. Although the demographics for skaters are skewed to young men, some 85% of skaters are young men under the age of 18 years, Penny does advertise to girls and the choice of colour and design would be appealing to girls and women.

The colour doesn’t stop at the deck though with Penny design. The truck (skateboard axles), wheels, even the king pin bolts that hold the truck to the wheels and bushings are all coloured. The company offers a custom design which is surprisingly affordable around $130 including postage. You can choose the colour and design of the deck, truck, bolts and wheels and have it delivered to you. The website promises 10,000 unique design possibilities and browsing through the offerings I can believe it. 

Penny Skateboards are not available in the same range of board shapes as traditional boards but are available in long boards, cruisers and standard shapes. Standard decks measure 7 to 10 ½ inches wide and 28 to 33 inches long while long boards measure 33 to 59 inches long. Penny boards offer the same range of trucks and bushings (the part of the board that cushions the truck when it turns) and wheels as are conventionally available in skate shops, except that they are plastic rather than the traditional aluminium alloy).

Drop through boards have a section of the deck cut out which allows the base plates of the trucks to be mounted through the deck. The base plate is the top part of the truck or axle of the board and it is normally attached to the underside of the deck. The drop through design means that the skater has greater stability at high speeds due to a lower centre of gravity. These boards are suitable for downhill skating disciplines.
Wheels are made of polyurethane these days and come in many different sizes and shapes depending on the type of skating your want to do and your personal preference. Larger wheels in the range of 55 to 85mm roll faster and are better for transition skating such as vertical ramps and aerial tricks. Smaller wheels (48 to 54mm) bring the board closer to the ground and you need less force to accelerate. With a lower centre of gravity, a board with smaller wheels is better for street skating and less suited to tricks