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Fine Art Explosion
Saturday, November 1st 2008   -   By: Myron D. Arndt   -   feedproxy.google.com
In many ways it is an exciting time to be an artist. The ability to put your artwork out for anyone to view via the internet is allowing artists who have hitherto been reticent to contact galleries or publishers to expose their work a great opportunity.

Of course many would argue that it also makes it more difficult to sift through lesser quality offerings to find those gems that are both interesting and of high quality.

Some of the great tools addressing that problem are finely tuned search engines, blogs with juried selections, art groups forming on line
How to Choose Mat Colors for your Pictures - Part 4
Tuesday, October 28th 2008   -   By: Myron D. Arndt   -   feedproxy.google.com

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Mat Border Sizes

A last but key element in choosing mats is to determine how wide the mat borders should be around your image. Once again the rule of matting to draw your eye to the focus of the picture can be your guide. Too wide and all you see is mat. Too narrow and the mat will seem cheap or unnecessary.

Some professionals have a comfort level with a simple percentage – i.e. 15 - 20% of the smallest dimension of the image should be the mat border. Using this rule an image that is 24” x 30” would have a minimum mat
How to Choose Mat Colors for your Pictures - Part 2
Wednesday, October 22nd 2008   -   By: Myron D. Arndt   -   feedproxy.google.com

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Single Mat Choices

When choosing a single mat to go around your images you need to realize that people looking at the picture will have their eyes drawn to the most visually stimulating area – usually the area of the picture with the greatest color, contrast or dominant focal point.

If you choose a mat that overshadows this area, then you will hurt the presentation of the picture – no matter how well the mat color matches your wall or furnishings.

Therefore – if choosing a single mat – use a color that the
How to Choose Mat Colors for your Pictures - Part 1
Sunday, October 19th 2008   -   By: Myron D. Arndt   -   feedproxy.google.com

There are several simple techniques that professionals in the art and framing industry use to be able to shorten the time it takes to choose the exact right mat color or mat combination for matting and framing pictures. In this series I will present a couple of rules and then apply those rules in three further posts;

1. Single Mats

2. Double Mats

3. Mat Border Sizes

One very important rule to remember is – Mat (and frame) your picture to suit the picture – not the wall, the furnishings or is not
Presentation Mat Packages
By: Myron D. Arndt   -   feedproxy.google.com
Presentation Mat Packages

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