Art can make any house feel like a home, but sometimes it can be a challenge to find art pieces that speak to you and reflect your design style. With many different art forms, there are some pieces that could fit well with your existing decor and others that may not. If this sounds like a problem you are facing, you’re in luck. Redfin reached out to art experts from Encinitas, CA to Windsor, ON, including Instapainting, for our best suggestions on unique art pieces to consider for every room in your home. Check out The Art of Selecting Art: Experts Share Unique Art Pieces for Every Room of the House to see what we had to say.
Whether you’re a freelancing artist, or an artist wanting to branch out a little bit, there are tons of online resources available to help you professionally and creatively. Today, we’ll be sharing the top online resources artists can turn to when they’re stuck in a rut (or just wanting to try new things).
If you’ve recently gotten into painting, you’re in the right place! Many people who pick up painting have large aspirations of what they want to create, and quickly get burnt out starting with something that’s a little too advanced for their skill level.
Throughout history, different styles of paintings have been more popular than others. So at what point did portrait paintings step into the spotlight of fame? Some portrait paintings date all the way back to Ancient Egyptian times while others were created within the past century. But it wasn’t until 1450 when portrait painting became really popular.
We all know of a few famous portraits and can name them off the top of our heads. But how well do you know the story behind them? What makes these famous portraits so, well, famous? People travel far and wide to gaze upon some of the most prized portraits in history, but why?
There are so many different types of art mediums in the world. Art can be done with pencil, paint, photography, pen, sculpture, you name it. For today, we want to talk about two different types of paint used to create art: oil and acrylic. Continue reading “3 Main Differences Between Oil & Acrylic Paint”
Have you ever wanted to pick up a paintbrush and create the most beautiful art, only to realize you don’t know how? Continue reading “Learn To Paint Portraits With These 3 Tips”
Have you ever wanted to turn a beloved photo into a piece of canvas art? No, we’re not talking about simply printing your image onto a canvas; that option is available at nearly any photo printing facility. Continue reading “How to Turn Your Favorite Photos Into Quality Canvas Art”
If you’re a pet owner, then you are well acquainted with the issue of running out of storage on your phone with your camera roll chock full of pictures of your pets. Photos of your pet are great, but why not turn some of those adorable pics into a fun pet portrait painting?
Rather than being stuck on a phone, paintings can be hung on a wall to showcase your perfect pet to everyone. They’re also so much more whimsical, fun, and personal than a digital photo in a frame. If you’re not so confident in your painting ability, we offer amazing pet portrait services that can do it for you! Continue reading “How To Showcase Your Pet With The Perfect Pet Portrait Painting”
Did you know that every US president has gotten a presidential portrait painting done for them upon leaving office? These paintings can take 1-2 years to complete and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Obamas’ portraits reportedly cost $500,000.
Don’t worry though, historically US presidents have stopped using tax-payer money to fund these paintings.