Displaying fine art tips

Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana

Displaying fine art tips

Fine Art Photography Prints

Urquhart Castle, Scotland
Urquhart Castle, Scotland

Congratulations!  You have purchased art you love, but now how do you display it?

Here are some tips for displaying art. All the better if you purchased fine art photography prints from Jacqueline LaRocca Photography.

Art gives a room esthetic appeal.  You can use art to project a certain feeling to a space.  The key to decorating successfully with art is to give thought to where it will be displayed before hanging it on the wall.

First, get art professionally framed.  Putting beautifully crafted art in a substandard frame detracts from the visual appeal of the art.

Before hanging the art on the wall, do a layout of the piece or pieces on paper and trace them.  Cut out the patterns and tape them on the wall.  Use this as your guide to hanging your art.  Planning will save your walls from too many unwanted holes!

Hang art at eye level (approximately 60 to 66 inches from the floor).

When hanging art over a couch, place the artwork 6 to 8 inches from the top of the couch.

Use geometric shapes to guide you on how to place the artwork.  For example, hang four small art pieces together to form a square.  Conversely, hang three pieces together along a horizontal line in a row.

When hanging several pieces of art together, place the most significant piece in the center with smaller pieces around it.

Group smaller pieces of art together.  Hang small pieces two inches apart.  Consider hanging smaller artwork in a small space such as a bathroom or kitchen.  Adding art to a small space creates an intimate feeling.  Also, consider placing small artwork in bookcases and on tables.

When hanging several larger pieces together, place them three inches apart—alternatively, lean heavier pieces on a table against a wall. Always be conscious of safety first in the home or office.

Use quality picture hanging hardware (available in hardware stores). Select hardware by the weight of the artwork. Furthermore don’t be afraid to ask for assistance at the store.

Lastly, I hope displaying fine art tips helps you to enjoy your art!


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Here are some infrared color images from Oxford, Maryland, USA You will see that the trees and shrubbery show up as white.

The Robert Morris Inn, Oxford, Eastern Shore, Maryland, fine art, infrared color photography
The Robert Morris Inn, Oxford, Eastern Shore, Maryland
The Academy House, Oxford, Eastern Shore, Maryland, fine-art. infrared color photography
The Academy House, Oxford, Eastern Shore, Maryland

Some black and white images from Ireland

Kylemore Abbey, Galway, Ireland, infrared photo
Kylemore Abbey, Galway, Ireland
Yew Tree Pathway, Glasnevin Cemetery, Ireland, black and white, fine art photography
Yew Tree Pathway, Glasnevin Cemetery, Ireland

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Five Reasons to Decorate with Real Artwork

Arch of Constantine, Rome, Italy

Five Reasons to Decorate with Real Artwork

  1. Hanging real art in your home and business adds a touch of sophistication and class.
  2. The art you select expresses your uniqueness and communicates who you are.
  3. Art adds feeling and texture to a room.
  4. You gain the satisfaction of supporting real artists instead of supporting big box stores that sell items made by machines in other countries.
  5. You have the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with the artist-getting invited to VIP specials and events.

Please visit my gallery pages to view and shop for real art.

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Infrared Photography

Bridge over troubled water at Belvoir Park Forest, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Fine Art Infrared Photography

Blackwater Refuge, Maryland, fine art infrared photography
Clouds over Blackwater Refuge, Eastern Shore, Maryland

“Real vision is the ability to see the invisible” – Jonathan Swift

What is Fine Art Infrared Photography?

Infrared is a look into the invisible world. The human eye can only see wavelengths from 400 nm-700 nm (from purple to red); on the contrary infrared light is beyond 700nm to 1200nm.

There are two ways to capture infrared light: first use infrared film, and second use a converted digital camera specifically for infrared. Infrared photography produces very distinct effects which make them aesthetically pleasing. The most striking difference is the “Wood Effect” (named after Robert W. Wood), where leaves reflect light giving them a bright white look. Robert W. Wood is additionally considered the father of infrared photography. Above all, Infrared produces surreal color landscapes and high-contrast black and white photographs.

My Introduction to Fine Art Infrared Photography in Black and White

Almost 20 years ago, I saw the work of Sir Simon Marsden, a British photographer who specialized in infrared photography.  I was awestruck by his ethereal and dramatic images. Inspired by Simon Marsden, I consequently began a long quest to learn infrared photography.

At the time, I could not find any classes on infrared film therefore I taught myself. I learned by reading, researching, and spending lots of time practicing. In 2008, I bought my first converted digital camera specifically for infrared. Finally, I am now on my second converted digital camera and continue to explore the wonderment of infrared. Infrared enables me to create dramatic, high-contrast black and white images, which I love. Additionally, I hope you love them also.

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