Fine art is art that is developed primarily for aesthetics and intellectual purposes and is judged for its beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and architecture.
The word “fine” does not denote the quality of the artwork in question. That is in the eye of the beholder, but instead, it refers to the purity of the discipline.
Drawing is a form of visual expression and one which Wendy has been doing for years. She loves to do graphite drawings that take her back to her childhood when she would spend hours drawing wherever she was. Some of the most common instruments used in this type of art include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoals, chalk, pastels, and markers. Oil, acrylic, and water color paintings are also a form of fine art.
In The Light Artistry offers oil and acrylic paintings along with graphite pencil drawings/ sketches in our fine arts line up.
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Maintaining a proper environment for your painting is extremely important. The structural components of the painting expand and contract in different ways as the surrounding temperature and humidity fluctuate. One example is the canvas, it may become slack or taut in a changing environment, with this movement you may see some paint may crack, curl, or loosen its attachment to the underlying layers in the painting. Oils and acrylics do well in an environment comfortable for people, with relative humidity levels between 40 and 60 percent. If you are moving the painting from room to room or to another building you need to handle and pack the piece with care as not to destroy or damage your investment.
Displaying your paintings
Where to display your painting(s) requires careful consideration as not to cause harm or destroy your investment. Hanging in direct sunlight can cause fading of certain pigments, yellowing of varnish, and excessive heating of the paint surface. The extreme heat can also cause the paint to become brittle and crack. If placing a painting on an uninsulated exterior wall, it may help to put small rubber spacers on the back of the frame to provide air circulation. Now let’s address the fireplace which is often the focal spot in most homes; paintings displayed above mantels are exposed to soot, heat, and other environmental extremes. Hanging art work above heating and air conditioning vents or in bathrooms with tubs or showers is also inadvisable because the rapid environmental changes will be harmful. Look for a safe place away from high traffic areas, movable seating, or other hazards that may cause damage. Be careful with lights that attach to the top of the frame and hang over the picture as these can be very dangerous. These lights cast a harsh glare, illuminate and heat the painting unevenly, and can fall into the artwork causing burns or tears. Indirect sunlight, recessed lighting, or ceiling-mounted spotlights are best for home installations.
We hope these tips will help you keep your beautiful paintings preserved in the best condition possible and protect your fine art investment.