Personalize your spaceWhat do people do with their paintings? We get this question often. Especially when VIP Val or VIPenny or Nancy VIP are painting. They have 100's (literally)!
Creating your very own artwork is a great way to de-stress and have fun. So where they end up is not always our first consideration. The art of painting and sipping is all about the experience first.
Some of the paintings don't make the walls, some are gifts, and others are sitting in a trunk or closet.
That's the beauty of art (in my opinion). It can tell a story, it can add color or life to a space. When we hang a painting that we did our self or someone did for us, every time we look at it, it conjures up the memory and (hopefully) makes us smile.
Artwork can really showcase personality. One of the most fun things about painting in a social setting like at Pinot's Palette, is how the interactions of all the painters can influence the paintings themselves. Ultimately each individual painter has something that will make a personal touch for a deserving wall or mantel or table top somewhere.
Frame or no frame? When hanging any artwork there are a few design "tips" (I don't believe in design RULES) to keep in mind.
1. Consider the space and where the average eye level is (generally 5'5-6') for standing. If it is a dining room for example, and you will be viewing the art from a seated vantage point, consider lowering it on the wall.
2. The size of the open space on a wall- (will it look like a postage stamp? or cover too much of the wall?) Size DOES matter!
3. Is it framed? Does the frame compliment or blend in with other woods/metals in the space? Accessories/art should have a "friend" in the room.
4. Lighting- not necessarily artwork related only, but a well designed room should have 5 sources of light (overhead, lamps, natural light through windows... If your artwork is a focal point of your space, lighting it is key-
The bottom line is that the art you hang adds personality to your space and hopefully makes you smile!