Oil painting art for the Home and Office

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Art is an expression of the human experience, and for some reason or other, what we see and do must be recorded in the form of art, and what a better form than an oil painting art. The inspiration for the oil painting reproductions varies from one artist to the other, but for the collector, the effect can be therapeutic or exiting or even the result of a new burst of inspiration. This makes the selection of oil painting for the home or office an exercise that requires careful thought and corresponding action.

Examine the place. Locate the places within the home or office that require paintings. Selecting an oil painting is subject to a number of factors which is why an analysis of the particular space as well as the purpose of that space is required. For instance, many people consider their bedroom to be their most private space which also serves the purposes of rest and relaxation. 

Any piece of artwork in this room should therefore contribute to the creation of a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, such as beautiful scenery, reminders of a happy past or even abstract artwork. The individual's taste determines the final decision, even though care should be taken to ensure that the oil painting art accomplishes the purpose intended.

Color Matters. A contrast should be seen between the color of the wall and the colors in the painting. Plain white walls work very well with nearly all other colors, but stronger colors and wall papers may require some effort to avoid a clash of colors. It is important not to use a different shade of one color. While the assumption is that similar colors will match each other, the actual result is that certain details in the picture will appear blurred, defeating the purpose of the wall decor.

Let the Painting Match the Current Interior. Paintings are usually part of the interior decor's final touch being added to a space that has already been furnished. The oil painting should be the same style as the other artwork pieces in the space where it is being introduced, so as to blend in beautifully and compliment the other decor. 

Thinking about the existing style of the room that will house the oil painting helps to narrow down the selection process. A theme made up of colors and other objects helps to greatly improve the effect of the oil painting as a decor item. Painting picture can be displayed in pairs that match and a few more can tell a story. This should be done without creating an oil painting gallery though. A little art positioned wisely is much better looking than too much.

There is a correct size. An oil painting should not be allowed to extend to the edge of a wall. There should be space of at least 25" right around the picture, which helps improve the painting's visibility and avoids a cluttered look.

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This article was published on 2011/10/12