Choosing a painting, its size and frame can be daunting. Here’s how I helped a long distance client recently by using some pretty cool technology.
A month ago, a customer who wanted to purchase one of my ocean prints emailed me asking for help. She’d seen a painting on my website that she liked, but unfortunately it couldn’t be made large enough for the space she had in mind.
Here’s how we resolved her dilemma with email and a little legwork on my part:
I asked her to send me a photo of the wall where she wanted to hang my artwork. (Image 1) and advised her about the effects of different widths. (Image 2)
After determining the size needed, I sent her images of my paintings in print that would meet her requirements for subject, color and size.
She selected an image and got back to me in a few days.
I used Photoshop to remove the mirror over her mantel in her original photo and used the Hang a Painting app linked on this website to put a virtual image of her chosen painting on her virtual "wall." (Image 3)
I provided her with framing options and costs and told her how long it would take from decision to delivery.
She decided she wanted her painting reproduced on canvas rather than paper and framed rather than gallery wrapped,
I photographed her choice with several frame choices and sent her my recommendation. (Image 4)
She accepted my recommendation, ordered the print, it was printed, stretched, hand embellished and was waiting for her when her family arrived at the beach a few weeks later and it's now installed back home in Pennsylvania in reality. (Image 5)
If you need help making art decisions for your home or office, please feel free to email me. I’ll be glad to help. – Ellen
Ellen Rice began painting as a small child, sitting across the dining room table from her mother, a Corcoran student who loved to volunteer her drawings for good causes.
Ellen’s first love was drawing ballerinas and horses, then family pets, portraits of her sisters and the many aspects of life around her. She won her first award in the sixth grade for a Maryland safety poster she created and sold her first painting as a sophomore in high school to a fellow art student. It was enough money to get a bus to her summer job in Rehoboth Beach.
Today one of the East Coast’s most collected artists, Ellen’s paintings are found in private homes and government and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad
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