Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Visualizing Art in Your Home

      Do you have a difficulty (as I do) in imagining how the mat and frame will look in its entirety around your chosen artwork just by looking at the corners the frame shop shows you?
     While I like the classic offset mat (slightly more mat on the bottom of the art) with a simple black or dark frame and non-glare glass for charcoal and pastel drawings, I do not have an eye for framing.  The good thing is that I know it and thus, most of the time, I trust my framers to use their taste and skills.  For the framers I know and trust, I often just drop off my art and do not even look at some of the choices they think about.

    Well, to this end, the same logic occurred to me that maybe people have a hard time envisioning how a work of art (drawing, painting, or sculpture) will look in an environment, home or garden.  

    Thus, I have been spending a lot of time these last several months buying some room mockups and learning how to create faux demonstration frames and finally, recently, I learned how to create shadows, at least for wall-hung objects.

     "A picture is worth a thousand words."  How true.  I do worry that the mockups are too clean to be seen as real living spaces, but on the other hand, I think it is obvious that the goal is to help YOU envision the art in place.  And you, naturally, recognize that your home is unique and thus, you are only looking for a better idea of how the art might look installed somewhere.  

    Also, the images give a better idea of the artwork size.  It is difficult to be precise on this when I am creating these images, but I try to be as accurate as possible.   Prints of my 2-dimensional creations can be made in a variety of sizes, so ask away if you need something in a size that you have not seen yet on my site or in either of my shops on Etsy.  
[I have two shops on Etsy, specializing in slightly different media
Fine art prints from drawings, pastels, and paintings:

Photography, mostly available as digital downloads at prices under $10 US, often under $5.  Print for personal use.  You receive the files immediately upon payment.  Just download with the easy link provided (or see your e-mail for the link), print on material of your choice (from paper, canvas, wood, metal, pillows, mugs, tote bags, etc... as long as it is for personal use (gifts) and you are not reselling my images.
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Now, some more images to help you visualize my art in your home... and thank you for your interest.  Share and please comment.

~ Kelly Borsheim, artist
P.S.  See behind-the-scenes creations stuff at:  

Friday, June 4, 2021

Hammer Chisels and a New Marble Sculpture Atlas

 Hello and happy June!

   This special Patreon post is about a new marble carving WIP about Atlas (too tired to keep holding his burden of separating the sky from the Earth). I show you three different hammer and chisel options, as well as sharing some thoughts about the pose and anatomy to support the idea of the artwork in the making. Come on over and have a look!


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