Monthly Archives - April 2016

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How to take good photos of your pets

We all want to take funny photos of our furry family members to share with our friends. But making pets pose for the camera is not easy because they move around too much. On top of that, they just won’t do what we want them to do. Here are some tips to help you capture the wonderful moments with your pets on camera: Make them comfortable Some pets might feel uncomfortable with the camera especially when you use the flash. One [...]

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Picasso Painting

How to take care of your oil painting

Whether you’re purchasing an original painting or a reproduction, it is important to know how to properly care for your artwork. With proper care and handling, you will protect the artwork from deterioration and preserve its beauty. This guide will help you take proper care of your oil painting – watercolors must be treated differently, and are far less durable than our preferred medium of oil on canvas. Handling and Transporting First, the obvious: when handling a painting, make sure that [...]

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Biography of one of the greatest Old Masters…Rembrandt. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 15 July 1606 – 4 October 1669 Rembrandt was a Dutch painter who is known for his numerous biblical scenes and self-portraits. He is often referred to as the “painter of light” for his mastery of the technique known as chiaroscuro – the manipulation of light and shadow. He was the leading painter in the Netherlands during his time and considered as one of Europe’s greatest artists today. Early Life [...]

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The Meaning of Colors

The Meaning of Colors

Colors and their possible effects in the home The Meaning of Colors Choosing colors can be intimidating especially when you’re selecting colors for a room. The choice might be driven by aesthetics, trends, or to reflect personality. Worth remembering, however, is how colors can affect moods. How do different colors affect us? The jury is out on this one, but here are some of the pointers we’ve found in our research: White White is associated with the air, snow and heaven. It can evoke [...]

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How to choose the right art for your space

Choosing the right paintings for your place can be difficult. Here are some tips. Decorating a room with art is a great way to express yourself to your guests. However, picking a painting for a particular room is not always easy. The color scheme, the size of the artwork, the room, and your taste in art are crucial to making the right choice. Here are some tips to help you pick the right artwork for your room. The Room While some interior [...]

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How To Take Great Portrait Photos

Cameras today have become more available and handy. People are now able to take pictures of anyone, anytime, and anyplace. Most of the pictures people take are snapshots and few are able to take great portrait photos. Portrait photographs are great for capturing the mood and character of a person. Portraits highlight the personality of the subject and make the person more intriguing. Here are some pointers you can use to take professional looking portraits. Composition Composition is simply a way [...]

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