Follow Color elicits emotion, we all know that, but are you aware of which color elicits which emotion? When choosing the color scheme in your home consider what emotion you are trying to evoke in each room, this is the … Read More
- Try grouping in odd numbers, it creates more interest.
- Decorate with a series, use multiples of the same print in varying colors.
- Choose art in the same color scheme but vary the size and shape
- Choose colors that are opposites on the color wheel like blue and orange and purple and yellow they will really pop against each other.
- In a neutral room add interest with only one or two bold pops of color either in art or accessories.
- Use a white wall to really accent a colorful painting.
Spring is my favorite time of year - for decorating my home and myself. I view my artwork in my home like I view my choice of clothing -- they are both a reflection of who I am. So being in style is important to me. Spring usually brings out the boldest colors of the year, and 2012 has BRIGHT colors, and I absolutly love all of them. From neons to soft pastels this spring colors are HOT!
These ladies are sporting all the trends -- let's start from left to right. As most of you know from Breanna's blog post, Tangerine is the IN color, so go ahead and get an entire outfit of Tangerine, look how fabulous this woman looks.
The next woman is sporting a shade of pantone color Cockatoo -- paired with Starfish accents giving her an airy yet elegent look. These colors are sure to brighten any room making it feel more open and airy. I just placed Beach Series III by Sara Abbott in my living room and I can almost feel the cool breeze sweeping through.
In the middle we have the bright yellow that has come full circle and returned to be one of the hottest colors again this spring. Pair it with pantone Caberet (shoes) and you have a knock out look that is sure to turn every head.
This next outfit, really captures the essence of Spring 2012 with the mixture of Margarita Green and Sodalite Blue with the floral pattern. If you are going to wear florals this spring, make sure they are bright and big, and the colors are in season and you could rock this look.
The last outfit is a nice sophisticated blend of the Cackatoo with a light shade of Tangerine - almost a coral color, which is definitely an in color.
Think BOLD, BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL!
My main job duties have me focusing on color correcting all of our digital image files from scans of original artwork. I thought I'd give you a short screencast showing you what is involved when color correcting in the Imaging Department. Using Adobe Photoshop I am able to "fix" overall or select areas of the image that the scan did not capture perfectly. It's important to us here at Gallery Direct that we offer our art-loving customers limited edition prints that pretty much look exactly like the original artwork. In the above photo you will see the original series of artwork (larger paintings) with my paper printed proofs next to them.
In this screencast you will see we work in adjustment layers. When I first start on an image I will make some basic overall adjustments by sharpening, bringing in the black & white levels, adjusting overall color casts in selective colors, adjusting the hue and saturation and finally adjusting the brightness and contrast. Since our monitors are specially color calibrated, what I see on my screen should be exactly what prints out. So I want the colors on my screen to match the colors from the original artwork up on the wall in front of me. Right away I saw that there were some specific areas on the image which needed some tweaking. The green/yellowish background behind the flowers needed to be adjusted. Also several of the stripes needed to be color tweaked or toned down.
Do anymore areas need a little more tweaking? Take a look closer...
It's not perfect yet, back to working on the adjustment layers until it's just right!
Follow At Gallery Direct, we love to know what images are viewed the most on our website, and it’s always neat to dig into Google analytics to see how visitors interact with our site or to identify trends in keywords, content, etc. … Read More
The rhythmic repetition of circles and ovals in candy colors suggest masses of flowers waiting to be admired by one and all. This is a fanciful composition that shows off Sean Jacobs' skill with shapes, colors and light.Number 2 on the list is Tall and Skinny by Judy Paul
The title aptly describes the form of the tree that is depicted and repeats itself in the actual dimensions of the tall and skinny canvas. Her trademark use of whimsical images, from birds to polka dots, has never been more captivating or humorous.The 3rd most popular is Late Summer's Expectation I by Sylvia Angeli
Here, Nature has a hard time letting go of the brilliant blues and greens of summer. But the promise of autumn's fiery reds and golden yellows will not be denied.Number 4 is New Years Day by Jon Eric Narum
The brilliant blues and pinks of the sunrise, along with the wide open expanses of the horizon, speak of new beginnings and opportunities.Number 5 is Landscape Abstraction by Sylvia Angeli
The richness of the colors suggests a densely woven tapestry that will make a bold statement in any room of your home or office.Coming soon, will be more interesting statistics from from analyzing our web stats. Hope this helps you gives your more ideas on selecting artwork. -Robin