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Frame the original paintings to retain their beauty

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The very next step after buying original oil paintings from an online art gallery or traditional shop is to get it framed. An original painting needs to be framed properly before you can hang it on the wall of your home or office. Moreover a beautiful frame will make the original painting look even more appealing.

Without a frame, a painting looks like a book without cover. Until you frame the original painting in a good and strong frame, it will be really tough to maintain its beauty. Moreover dust and other foreign particles will get pasted on the surface where paint has been applied.

If you are not willing to spend too much money on hiring a conservator to take care of your original paintings on a regular basis, at least have them properly framed.

Ideally, the frame to hold the priceless original oil paintings must have mending plates that are attached to the frame with screws. Preferably, use brass mending plates as they can be adjusted and make sure there is light pressure on the back of the stretcher or strainer.

Avoid using frames with nails since nails can rust, fall out, or protrude through the canvas. It is better to ask the framer to pad the part of the frame that touches the face of the painting to provide adequate protection to the painted surface.

Last but not the least, always choose a frame that fits the dimensions of the painting perfectly.

Introduce Beauty to Your Home with African Tribal Art

Monday, September 29th, 2008

African Tribal art is priceless as its unique style is hard to find anywhere else in the world. The timeless beauty of African art is fast gaining popularity in various other countries too. Adding African art to your home is a wonderful way to bring the beauty of the continent right inside your own home.

Here are some points to know how African tribal art can become the centre of attraction in your home.

  • To ensure that your art collection remains cutting edge give importance on buying only the original African art pieces.
  • If space permits, dedicate an area of a room devoted exclusively to African art pieces. It would give a unique touch to your home décor.
  • Highlight the African tribal art piece with additional sound and visual elements. You can add some visual effects that coordinate with the type of art pieces you have in your collection.
  • Africa is a large continent and each of its tribal ethnic group has its own distinct cultural beliefs and practices. Hence, if you are purchasing more than one art work, be sure that it gels with the others. If the selected African art pieces complement each other, their beauty will be enhanced many times over.
  • Give importance to the proper maintenance of the original African art pieces you buy. If you have an original oil painting, make sure it is not hung in a room which has fluctuating temperature. For masks and sculptures, proper dusting on a regular basis is a must to maintain them well.

How to Preserve an Original Oil Painting

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Buying an original oil painting is easier than preserving it intact for years to come. If you have bought an original painting either from an art gallery or an online art gallery, you need to take some essential tips in learning how to preserve it well so that it remains like its original self for a long time.

If you know how to preserve an original oil painting, it is not all that difficult a thing to do. Here are some easy steps you can take to preserve your original painting:

  • Fluctuating room temperature can ruin the oil painting completely. Hence hang it in a room where the temperature is normal – neither too hot nor too humid.
  • Pay attention to the back of the painting too. Regularly clean its back by using vacuum cleaner or soft brushes.
  • Any type of smoke be it from a cigarette, small little candle or fire, can destroy the painting. Hence, the room where you choose to display the painting shouldn’t have a fireplace. And don’t ever let the smokers puff cigarettes near the painting.

The simplest thing you can do to preserve your original oil painting is to clean it regularly and keep it away from dust. Never use any rough piece of cloth for cleaning it. Always clean the painting with soft brushes, moist cotton wool or soft micro fibre cloth.