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Friday, February 9, 2018

Have you ever wondered WHY?

Why buy original art?  

 Really! 
It's a legitimate question - there are lots of pretty prints available. 
What makes hanging an original painting different?
Recently sold, Winter Glow, framed

    
With an original painting, you hold a something that cannot be captured in a print or a photograph:


           You hold the motion of the artist's hands
captured in the textured brushstrokes. 
Textured brushstrokes, each of which contain a mixture of color within the stroke.


You see color just as the artist intended you to see it
as the artist saw or perhaps imagined it. 
Beautiful colors juxtaposed together to create a visual sensation that brings the eye back again for more!
Colors that surprise and energize!
 

It's less tangible (but quite profound) -
you hold a bit of the artist's emotion in your keeping. 
The motion of stroke and the lively color resonate with JOY!
An emotion that is contagious!


A painting begins with an inspiration - whatever it may be  - and with color and texture and vibrancy, the artist translates a personal response into paint.  Emotion is seen in the way the strokes are applied and the way the colors are mixed and juxtaposed.    When viewing a print or a photograph these subtle tactile elements cannot be replicated.  In a sense,

when you hang an original painting, the artist is speaking intimately and timelessly to you without words...
a message that can only be truly conveyed in the actual painting.  

Original works bring beauty and pleasure, of course, but more than that; they whisper to the viewer's heart deeper the thoughts of the artist.    

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