Lately I have been painting custom home portraits because...people love their homes! I can understand this because people put so much time into making their homes a reflection of themselves. They make it unique, beautiful, and when you look into someone's home, you see all of them. You can see what they love and what is important to them. Every time I paint a home, I feel lucky that they asked me to paint something that means so much to them. To draw one of these homes, takes hours. A lot of time and detail is put into these home portraits. I need to make sure everything is symmetrical, and that it looks like the home. Once I am finished drawing, I can focus on the color and detail I want to show. For example, in the first home I wanted to show all of the stonework on the front of the house. I felt like it was an important part of the home. Adding the landscape around the home brings everything together. I have also painted a few churches as well for wedding gifts. I ended up giving my brother and sister in law a painting of the church, and I will never forget her screaming in excitement at the reception! I have also painted my school, this was a gift for a wonderful nurse who was retiring. I ended up ordering prints of the painting for the staff, many of them wanted a copy of their school. I truly love making these paintings, I feel like an architect and and an artist! If your interested in a home/church/school painting, let me know! I would love to paint a place that means the world to you.
Slideshow of the painting process.
Everyone has their own style of how they want to create or decorate their own art studio. I wanted to share some of my favorite art studio ideas. As you can see in the slideshow, I broke up my studio into several areas. First, the table or easel is important in front of natural light. Second, a bookshelf for paper, printer, office supplies, extra brushes, art supplies, folders...Third, either open shelves or a second bookshelf for books, memories, décor items, or clay pieces. Fourth, a relaxation area, maybe a comfy chair or couch to relax on. I normally wouldn't put a tv in an art studio but I'm also using the room for a meditation and yoga studio. I play yoga videos or listen to relaxing music on the tv. I really love having my own room and my own space, especially since I have 3 kids! Some things I have decorated on the walls are some of my own artwork, a gallery of my kids artwork, a wall clock, and open shelves to display items on. The open shelves are also great to prop a painting on for photos or to look at from a distance. One of my favorite ideas for an art studio are plants! They add so much color, and an element of nature to the room. Signs are also a fun way to show your love of art! The purple gold sunrise painting was specifically made for my art studio. I wanted to create a peaceful environment in the room. If your interested in the painting, you can purchase the original painting or I have prints of it in my Etsy shop. I also created pillows and bags of this sunrise design. I hope I was able to give you many ideas when creating your own relaxing and colorful art studio!
Hi all! I am Natalia Ciriaco an art teacher and artist in Newark, De. I am starting a new blog about how I create my art and the many reasons why. Stay tuned for new artwork, videos, and discussions!
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