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Artist Listed Art Paintings

Many people find artwork has a special meaning when purchased directly from the person creating it. If you are looking for a new painting for your home or office, then you need to keep many different factors in mind including art style and subject matters.

How do you choose a painting?

Choosing a painting by an artist can become overwhelming because there are so many different choices. Following a simple process will allow you to pick the right piece for your home or office.

  • Select a medium: Tempera, oil, pastel, acrylic and more are all viable options.
  • Select a style: From hyperrealism to Superstroke, each style is highly expressive and distinct.
  • Select a preferred subject matter: Landscapes, animals, abstract art and more can easily be found.
  • Select an artist: Try to find an artist who produces art in an aesthetic you like.
What are some painting mediums?

Paintings can be done using an abundance of paints, including:

  • Oil: Oil paintings use pigments mixed with one of many oil kinds, including walnut oil and safflower oil.
  • Pastel: This uses pure powdered pigment and a low-saturated natural-hue binder. So long as you keep your artwork framed, paintings using pastels can potentially last hundreds of years.
  • Acrylic: Acrylic paintings use pigments combined with an acrylic polymer emulsion. Because it is naturally flexible, acrylic paint is less likely to crack over time.
  • Watercolor: Watercolor consists of pigments diluted in a water-soluble vehicle. Mineral pigments last for an especially long time.
  • Beeswax: This type uses pigments suspended in hot beeswax. It retains the painter's brushstrokes, giving paintings a distinct, rustic look.
  • Enamel: This paint uses powdered colored glass and is applied to a surface.
  • Tempera: This uses colored pigment with a water-soluble binder such as egg yolk. It is typically painted onto wood.
What are some important art painting movements?

While some artists paint in old styles, there are several contemporary fine art styles including:

  • Hyperrealism: Modern artists working in this style focus on minute details, creating an illusion of reality on canvas.
  • Classical realism: Based on realism and impressionism, artists working in this style try to create fine art using basic painting techniques.
  • Stuckism: These paintings deliver a social message through figurative art.
  • Superflat: Paintings of this Japanese graphic art form are flat. It draws its inspiration from Japanese animation and comics.
  • Pseudorealism: This form uses extreme highlighting of particular details to achieve a memorable impact on viewers.
  • Superstroke: This artwork is created with especially expressive brushstrokes.
What are some subject matters in paintings?

Almost any subject can be painted, but many artists choose to specialize in one particular type of subject. Some of these include:

  • Still life: These are paintings of inanimate objects, including fruits, soup cans, and much more.
  • Landscapes: These are typically paintings of scenic views. These can be of real or fictional places.
  • Abstract: These use shape, form, color, and lines to create a unique design.
  • Animals: Almost every animal known to man has been portrayed, as well as some imaginary ones.
  • Figures: Clothed and unclothed, many people have been portrayed in both classical and contemporary art.
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