There isn't anything quite like owning your own piece of fine artwork, and why artwork can be so seemingly priceless. How do you begin this journey to find an artist to create your masterpiece? Learn more about the options and how to commission artwork in our guide.
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Are you looking for a little guidance on how to display your artwork at home just like the pros?
We asked expert interior designer Sophia Moore to share advice to help you build a gallery wall that's professional, yet personalized. Explore tips on how to create a vibrant mix of paintings, prints, photographs and other artwork at home.
You have an idea in mind, a blank wall posed and waiting for its feature piece of custom artwork, but a little unsure of how to bring your artistic vision to life. Let's talk about different types of painting styles to spark inspiration and kickstart your custom painting masterpiece.
Top off your hot cocoa and get cozy, art fanatics, or friends of one–it’s time talk artist gifting. The Paintru team put together a list of 18 of the best, creative gift ideas for artists this holiday season.
With the amount of time we spend at home, it
should be a sanctuary. The decor and comfort of your home truly makes a HUGE difference in it's energy and feel! We know it's a little daunting to figure out exactly what to do with it, and it's a bit easy to get stuck in a rut.
Artists can create INCREDIBLE paintings from your photo. As with most things in life, the quality you put into something directly impacts the quality you receive. So, the better the photo, the happier you will be with your custom painting.
Read along this blog to learn 5 easy photo tips to try for the best quality photos (that then translate into amazing commissioned artwork).
Even as offices reopen, WFH = the new norm. We have a few home office tips to boost your home office mood and productivity level.
Struggling to get the perfect photo of your beloved pet? You aren't alone!
Most pet owners can agree it's easy to fill the camera roll with a million and one snapshots. However, getting the perfect one isn't always as easy. We're sharing 4 tips on how to take the best photo of your pet.
Congratulations you’ve invested (or were gifted) a custom hand-painted artwork that you love. Once unwrapped and displayed it can be the masterpiece that spices up your indoor decor. Don’t forget the most important part, a little extra effort to keep your Paintru in the best possible condition. But how exactly are you supposed to do that? Follow along this article to see the 5 easy care steps we recommend to keep your painting shining for years to come!
Step 1: Placing and Framing
Do not lean the front or back of the canvas against a sharp or pointed object, it will leave a dent that will disfigure your beautiful artwork. If you must lean it against something, use a frame to ensure nothing presses against the canvas.
Step 2: Sun Exposure
Any prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will fade the designs in your oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting. Be aware of this when choosing a location for your Paintru. If you would like to have artwork in a location where there is direct sun at times, do consider having it framed behind a UV-protected glass. There are different grades of UV protection; the bigger protection, the better. Also, never expose your painting to extreme heat, cold, or humidity.
Step 3: Dusting
Dust your Paintru regularly using a dry, soft, and fine brush. As for the frames, one can use a damp cloth or whatever is used with furniture depending on the material the frame is made of. We don’t spray anything (like Pledge) on the artwork. Also, check your painting regularly (at the back) for any pests or insects.
Step 4: Hanging
The best way to enjoy your Paintru is at a good eye level. Make note of the weight of the painting/frame and use suitable heavy screws and hooks. Then make sure the painting is hanging securely and safely.
Step 5: Storing and Protecting During a Move.
Plan on moving soon or not ready to decorate your indoor space? If your Paintru suffered paint loss, weakened canvas, tears, water, fire, or insect damage it is better to leave the cleaning and restoration to a professional art restorer. Their goal is to stabilize and integrate any repairs in order to preserve the original artwork.
The Best Way to Store Art: