Why buy original art?
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.