Reposted from Jay Marino Photography.
The right artwork can make even the most basic home look absolutely amazing. A few well-placed pieces can instantly transform a space from one that might seem bland and uninteresting to an area that looks grand and theatrical. You might be thinking about beautifying your home with artwork but want to go beyond the traditional pictures that seem to be so common. The following list includes some great artwork designs that you can incorporate into your home to make it look incredible.
Lithographic Prints Are Quite Eye-Catching
Modern-day filters that are found on nearly all mobile phones can almost be said to be digital copies of what is known in the art world as the lithographic print. Professionals, like Charles W Brogdon knows that lithographic prints are replicas of original pieces of artwork that are usually completed with a single pen or pencil. It’s a very eye-catching form of artwork that provides you with a workable duplicate of a picture without looking exactly like the initial piece.
Lithographic prints are amazing because they can be both modern and rustic at the same time. You set the tone by deciding which direction you want to go. And when it’s time to decorate the rest of the space you can reflect that feel. If contemporary is what you like then you can add stainless steel frames and fixtures all about the room to create a futuristic vibe. If you’re more into bygone eras, place figurines and statues near the pictures to reflect what is actually in the image. Use florals or other patterns that are known to be more traditional and you’ll be able to capture the ambiance that is most appealing to you.
Calligraphy Makes The Perfect Stencil
The walls in your home can make the perfect palette if you know how to utilize them. Calligraphy is an extremely beautiful form of art that you can stencil onto the various walls in your house. Create various messages that coincide with what you want to take place in a particular area and the result can be truly stunning. A great example of this would be for you to stencil the words, “Please remove your shoes,” at the entrance of your home. It’s a polite way for you to send a message in gorgeous lettering without even having to open your mouth.
Using artwork to beautify your home might lead to an outpouring of creativity that you didn’t even know you had. Start with these suggestions and let your imagination run wild as you explore the world of visual art.
Business card and postcard design for Charles W. Brogdon, a Los Angeles area artist, promoting his recent print series A Fantasy in Balance:
The Everly Hotel, a newly constructed hotel in downtown Hollywood, has on display the print “Fantasy In Balance“ by Charles W. Brogdon.
Two Types of Art That Can Help Accent Your Home
The “Fantasy In Balance” drawing has been added to my website. The drawing is in ink on paper, 7.25″ x 12.5 “, and was created in 2015.
New cards & prints added to the website: A new section was added to this site called “Cards & Prints.” This section will contain greeting cards and prints that will be for sale from this site at a future date.
Charles Brogdon was born and reared in a small farm town in the panhandle of Florida, approximately 50 miles south of the Georgia and Alabama state lines.
After receiving a Master’s Degree in English at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, he taught English in various high schools and a community college, most of his teaching career was in a high school in Glendale, Ca.
DRAWINGS: Charles has always been interested in the arts and over the years and has developed his abilities in the medium of pen and ink drawings. The drawings are usually of organic shapes that are exaggerated, extended, enhanced, and stylized into highly decorated, interesting, contrasting shapes. The drawings are usually a combination of several different overlapping forms, all juxtaposed so as to enhance their individual qualities and add to the composition of the drawing. His attention to details is a very prominent aspect of the drawings. He usually has several drawings in development at any one time, concentrating on any one of them as he is inspired by real plants and architectural designs he encounters in his travels and his rich imagination. PRINTS and GREETING CARDS utilizing the drawings are being considered.
PAPER CUTTINGS: Charles has also developed the art of cutting paper into pleasing, intricate designs. He cut only white paper for many years, but recently discovered that colorful paper backed foil can be very interesting, providing color to a design. The paper backed foil that wraps bars of chocolate are quick and easy sources for that paper! The designs are usually small so that they can be stored in the books in his apartment! He has, however, had many of the designs framed, and the results are spectacular. Colorful mats and mirrors are often utilized to enhance the cuttings.
CALLIGRAPHY: Another art that Charles has developed is Calligraphy. His personal calligraphy style is self-taught.
This is my new website about my artwork, voice over work, and about myself. I hope you enjoy it.