Friday, February 26, 2016

Do u know how to care for your art work?

Howdy and Welcome to my blog.

Today I want to talk to y'all about 
How to Care for Your Art Work.

Now you paid good money for your painting or even for your family photos. So I want to give you some tips on how to care for your lovey painting or photos. 

the first tip that i want to share with you is not to hang any paintings or photos over the fireplace.

 When you place a painting or any form of art work over the mantel and you have a fire in it, what happen, warm air rise, and so dose smoke.

While low temperatures make the best environment for artwork-particularly art on paper –there’s another reason why the spot above a fireplace, stove or heart register, kitchen or bathroom is charming, but deadly. Temperature consistency is one of the most critical components of wise creation. Temperature/humidity fluctuations, called cycling, cause expansion and contraction of the paper fibers, as well as moisture build-up—which will eventually weaken and break the paper down. If you can keep the changes in temperature and relative humidity to a minimum— the ideal humidity is about 50% to 70%. Any higher promotes mold growth.

For the same reason, I try not to hang any type of artwork on exterior walls, though sometimes it’s unavoidable. In climates with variable seasons, exterior walls are the coolest in winter and the warmest in summer. To minimize the impact on any one piece, try to rotate our artwork every year- to different walls and rooms.

Rotation is also a wise policy for artwork hung in a particularly sunny room. The sunlight is greatest directly across from a window, so that’s a good place not to hang artwork, when possible. If you’re willing to moderate or redirect the sunlight with louvered blinds, the artwork will be much happier.

When air can circulate freely, mold has little chance to forming – and that’s the atmosphere you want around pieces of art. Air circulates naturally in your house in course of day to day living. If you are planning on going away for a month or longer, it is best to fine a way to, keep the air moving in your absence. Central air –conditioning with humidity control is ideal, but for piratical reason a house sitter, family or friends who are willing to come over every few days to check on things will help move the air around.

Other thing you can do to help circulate air under your painting is attach small cork squares to the bottom corners of your frames, this will allows air to circulate there, and reduces the chances of mold forming, as dose regular dusting.

Also never leave any artwork in a tube for any length of time, because it will bend the art, if you leave it over time you will fine that when you unrolled your art piece you will find cracking in your art due to the acidic cardboard. Always store any art flat with acid free materials. This also means that you never store any artwork in cardboard flat   or in a tube for any length of time.

Do all that you can to prevent problem with your collection of art work. If by chance they do happen to develop mold that is the time to call in a specialist. If, for example, you should notice something strange growing inside one of your frames, it’s best to consult a trained art conservator. Do not try to treat a piece of artwork yourself which has become infested with a fungus or insect malady. Call your local art museum for a referral. The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, located in Washington, D.C., also makes referrals of trained conservators.  
 
Enjoy your work of art for generations to come.

http://creationbyjdfields.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-care-for-your-art-work.html

 Tips for Home

When hanging works of art in your home, there are many things that you can do to minimize the damage caused by light.
§  Fit windows with blinds or curtains that are kept closed when the room is not in use.
§  Locate your pictures so that they will not be exposed to direct light. For instance, the wall opposite a window will get direct light, while the wall beside a window will not.
§  Do not use "picture lights" designed to attach to frames. In addition to over-lighting, these cause local heating that is also damaging to works of art.
§  Use incandescent light, which has no UV component, to light works of art. Select low wattage bulbs and use a dimmer switch to set the lighting at the minimum level which allows you viewing comfort.
§  If fluorescent lights are used, UV filtering should be incorporated either as sleeves or lenses over the source of the light, or by using UV absorbing Plexiglas to glaze the works.
§  Works of art on paper with colored media (i.e. watercolor) and poor quality paper such as newsprint are particularly vulnerable and quickly damaged and should not be displayed on a permanent basis.








      Until next time, Happy Creating and God Bless

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I am deeply grateful for your support, comments and 
business and a huge thanks to all of those who have recently purchased my paintings and ornaments. 

It means a lot to me.

Thanks once again for taking the time to read my blog.

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Do you have a wall that needs to be filled or perhaps 
replaced with an image that inspires you? Or a memory you 
would like captured? Than I would love to talk to you about
doing a commission painting for you.   

And thank you for 
your support, your love of art and for letting me sharing my 
journey with you.  If you have friends who would be 
interested in my work, please forward this blog on to 
them.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Inspiration Tips for Painting


Howdy and Welcome to my info blog.


The other day I had read blog Karen Margulis and I quote: " it is a time killer. How often do you have time to paint and spend most of it trying to decide WHAT to paint? How often have you gone through stacks of reference photos only to decide you have nothing at all that inspires you. How many times have you given up and called it a day because you spent all of your painting time trying to find inspiration?"

  

http://kemstudios.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-simple-tip-for-overcoming-inspiration.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PaintingMyWorldByKarenMargulis+%28Painting+my+World+by+Karen+Margulis%29

Well that got me thinking...


Then the next week (Jan 2016) I went to the Art Assoc that I am a member of and I watch Cey Turner paint and she share some tip with us that she uses and that got me to think about Karen Margulis blog. 


Karen Margulis talk about placing photo in a jar but Cey Turner takes it on to a step farther.


(This is one of my photo that I am use as an example. (c)  
 She will take a photo and study that photo then paint a 5"x 7" to study the cools and warm colors, shadows, horizon line (if it would be better high or low) Black and white... 


Once she has decided which painting works best, she will takes the photo and her small study painting to create a large master pieces. 


Well if we just take a little time every day (if possible) and study the photo that we want to paint or even the one in our head, get it all lay out, how much more will our painting be better from it. 


Something to think about. 

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So if you or you know of someone who could benefit from such a blog please send them over and friend my pages.



Until next time.
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I am deeply grateful for your support, comments and 
business and a huge thanks to all of those who have recently purchased my paintings and ornaments. 

It means a lot to me.

Thanks once again for taking the time to read my blog.

-------------------------------------------------------------

Do you have a wall that needs to be filled or perhaps 
replaced with an image that inspires you? Or a memory you 
would like captured? Than I would love to talk to you about
doing a commission painting for you.   

And thank you for 
your support, your love of art and for letting me sharing my 
journey with you.  If you have friends who would be 
interested in my work, please forward this blog on to 
them.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

2016 Goals for my Art

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Now that we are in the New Year most folks will be or have made a New Years Resolution. 


Will this is my New Year Resolution. 


But why not make a "New Year Goals For Your Art." 
  

I have been doing this since 2010. 

Here is one that I wrote in 2010. 
I have been working on this list plus more since this year. But  what i am going to do for the readers is I am going to writing what I have completed, still working on or stop all together in red. 
I also will print this out, hang it on my studio wall as a reminder of things that I am still working on or need to work on.  

This is something that I learned to do while reading other folks blogs. 


http://creationbyjdfields.blogspot.com/2010/11/goals-for-my-art.html


My Blog in 2010.
 I have been thinking long and hard about some of the articles that I have read these pass few weeks like; ‘How to sell your art or crafts during the recession’, ‘How to be successful as an self employed artist’, ‘Dose an artist consider commission work’, ‘Gallery or not’ just to name a few.
I have found all of it good reading but first things first, if y'all are like me, I had to leave my artwork for a time and season and now I am ready to pick up were I left off but first I need to start with the bases question “What is it that I like to paint?” Not what I think mite sale or what I am told to paint but what do I have a passion for?   
Well I love all things country (like barns, rustic, nature, etc) historical site, and animals. So my next idea is to start to set some goals for my self and I came up with “Goals for my art and here they are:

 My Goals for my Art

1.    Start to blog at lease once a month and work my way up to once a week.

This I have work up to posting once a week. Goal COMPLETED!  

2.    Make up a new business card for Pet and Nature Portraits

I have deleted this page. 

3.    Update my website– get new artwork on site in a timely matter. http://j-d-fields-artistwebsites.com, 

I have now gotten a new website http://creationsbyjdfields.net

4.    Work on Zazzle and keep it updated -http://www.zazzle.com/Lady_Bug56

Still have Zazzle but know longer use it. This year must deleted this page.

5.    Complete commission work in a timely matter. 

Goal COMPLETED!  

6.    Complete the last painting before starting other one…

This was a bad habit that I had. Goal COMPLETED!  


7.    Finish working on Pet and Nature Portraits blog setup

I have deleted this page. 

8.    Need to start painting/drawing a lease 4 day a week and work up to everyday

Still working on this one  

9.    Try to pin point my style in art

Goal COMPLETED with my acrylic. Now I must repeat this with oils.    

10.  Get some eggs to paint on

Goal COMPLETED! 

11. Paint some art work that you can market for under $ $45.00


Goal COMPLETED! 

12. Try to go out 2-x a month and find a place to paint/ draw out in the community

Still working on this one.
 We just move to Waxahachie, Texas in Jan 3, 2015 and I have join a Plein air group and Paint Waxahachie Event but still don't know the area. 
Must work on driving around to explore the area and be on. 

13. Start sending out more letters to animals shelters 

I have deleted this idea. But may put it on the back burner and revisit it again. 


14. Look for places to sell my art work

This is a ongoing idea but have found three place here in Waxahachie & Ennis to sell. 

15. Find time to spend one on one time with hubby with out children, dogs, or me working on the computer

Goal COMPLETED! 


16. Start entering some art contents

This is a ongoing idea but Goal COMPLETED! 

17. Start drawing/ painting animals to give to animals shelters  for auctions

I will need to put this on the back burner and revisit it again. 


18. Learn more about inter net marketing

This is a ongoing idea but Goal COMPLETED!

19. Start a “Cup –a –Joe” on my site once a month so that people can come in and chat and leave there own site on my front page.

I will need to put this on the back burner and revisit it again.

Adding to my goal list for 2016 

20. Will work on going outdoor to paint a lease once a week with weather permitting. 

21. Well start entering some plein air contents this year. 

22. Well learn how to master oils again.

23. Well continue to work on my studio in the house and one day have a studio build out off my house. 

24. Will look into taking class with other artist to learn new ways of seeing and painting. 

 
I know that I will not be able to complete my hold list in a matter of a few weeks or even a few months but as long as I take two or three from my list and start to work on them, I can then work on the others until all my list is done. But if I drop the ball on a few, I will not beat my self up, but I will start were I left off and learn to move on and enjoy what I create.

What goals do y’all need to help ya self with on your business or hobby …




for take the time to read my blogs. 
I hope that they have been informative and inspirational to y'all.  


      Until next time, Happy Creating and God Bless

-----------------------------------------------------------------

I am deeply grateful for your support, comments and 
business and a huge thanks to all of those who have recently purchased my paintings and ornaments. 

It means a lot to me.

Thanks once again for taking the time to read my blog.

-------------------------------------------------------------

Do you have a wall that needs to be filled or perhaps 
replaced with an image that inspires you? Or a memory you 
would like captured? Than I would love to talk to you about
doing a commission painting for you.   

And thank you for 
your support, your love of art and for letting me sharing my 
journey with you.  If you have friends who would be 
interested in my work, please forward this blog on to 
them.

------------------------------------------------------------------------




If you have friends who would be interested in my

work, please forward this blog on to them. And 


You can continue to stay connected via:

My Website:  http://creationsbyjdfields.weebly.com/  

My blog: http://creationsbyjdfields.blogspot.com/     

My Newsletter: http://newsletterbyjdfields.blogspot.com/

Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jd Fields Artist 
and 
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Google+:  https://plus.google.com/+JDFields

Instagram :  https://creationsbyjdfields/ 

My Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/creationsbyjdfields/ 

   Commissions are welcome, Contact Me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com  

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