When thinking of creative home decorating, think of starting close to home. Use your own photos and artwork to add a personal touch to your home decor.
Your photos, displayed elegantly on giclee canvas, turn into works of art in your home or office. In giclee printing, the images are generated from high resolution digital photos or digital scans and printed with archival quality inks (stable, pigment-based inks are used). People say that photos reproduced on canvas resemble oil paintings. Canvas is a perfect medium for fine photography and the giclee process, with it’s ability to produce millions of colors and apply inks with incredible accuracy, provides a result that is simply spectacular in it’s high degree of fine detail.
Elegant as the pure photograph is on a canvas or a high quality print, some people prefer to enhance their photo with a bit of spot color. Or they turn a photo into a fine art masterpiece by using a digital oil painting, impasto or impressionist effect. You can enhance your photos, too, by making use of the entire color spectrum and making the colors more vivid, bold or bright. Andy Warhol type pop art panels can be made personal by using your own photos.
Creative alternatives to traditional photo display are limited only by your imagination.
Spot Color is used to bring out a special detail. Make the red roses “pop” in an otherwise black and white wedding portrait. Focus on the blue eyes in a close-up shot of a young child. Create drama in a landscape photo by highlighting the fall foliage.
Two styles of painting which are successfully reproduced in digital photo enhancement are Impasto and Impressionist.
Impasto refers to a style of painting like Vincent Van Gogh or Rembrandt. In Impasto, paint is applied thickly and leaves a textured look. The marks made by the brush or painting knife stay visible. (A painting knife is a springy metal spatula used in place of a brush.). Impasto painting commission portrait has a 3 dimensional quality to it. It is sometimes said that impasto painting emphasizes the physical qualities of the paint and is applied with wild gestural bravura and dynamism.
Impressionist art is in the style of Monet, Degas, Manet and Renoir. The Impressionist style of painting emphasized loose imagery rather than finely delineated pictures. Impressionist style painting has strong emphasis on light and it’s changing reflective qualities at different times of day and on perception of movement. The artist captures an image as someone would see it if he were just to catch a glimpse of it in passing. Unusual visual angles are representative of this style. Colors are often vibrant and bright and applied with short brush stokes, creating an image with emphasis on color, movement, light, but without fine detail.
Adding an Oil Painting Effect digitally to a photo can enhance an already nice photo by adding a dimensionality of interest. Regular photos placed on canvas already have an oil painting look to them. The digitally created oil painting effect shows brush strokes.
Modern forms of Pop Art, including Warhol-inspired pop art panels, are another forum for personal expression. People turn a great photo of their pet or their child into a fun piece of colorful pop art. Pop Art is a more modern way to display a portrait than a traditional formal photograph.
More and more, people are moving toward enhancing their photos through digital art. It is creative and personal.
Especially in today’s economic times, to personalize their home decor, many people prefer to use photography they have taken or artwork they have created. Today, people are looking for ways to decorate their homes in a stylish yet economical way. It is fun and easy to personalize your home decor using your own photos.