If you ready to dive into the world of wood art go in with both feet the right way. While the dive in will be fun it can also cause frustration. What tools do you buy and how much do you spend?
We need to step beyond woodworking tools for beginners. Starting tools for wood art require power and accuracy. This is fine woodworking with artistic creation.Continue reading Starting Tools For Wood Artwork
What Is The Best Wood For Art?
Wood is much like a canvas. In fact many who work with beautiful wood of this nature call it a wood canvas. Names such as Rainbow Poplar, Ambrosia Maple, and others come to mind.
Grain colors are vitally important to what the final work will become. Unfortunately this kind of beauty cannot be had from just any store location.Continue reading Resourcing Wood for Art
Importance of Lighting
Home decor lighting is all about the spectrum and Kelvin. Spend all the money you want on the beautiful deco light but the importance of lighting is in the bulb.Continue reading Home Decor Lighting
How to Protect Art from Elements in Nature
The ideas on how to protect art and clean it may apply to many different forms of art mediums. Naturally common sense would dictate that we protect these valuables from the elements in nature. Wood artwork though has some unique qualities.
No one hangs a beautiful piece outside so it can be rained or snowed on. Nevertheless there are factors taking place within your home that you may never think of.Continue reading Protecting Wood Artwork
Is Art A Product?
Each artist must decide if their art is a product, or something more. There is a lot to learn about how to make money with art.
Once I visited a local University to view their art collection. The curator of the art gallery took me around and as we were walking began to describe many of the pieces.Continue reading Artwork or Product
Why Being Trendy Is A Bad Thing
The world is always chasing the new trends. Art is no different. With each trend that comes many attempt to catch the wave before the crest.
As an artist we must ask ourselves, what is our value in art? We must then define that answer for our work.Continue reading Chasing Trends In Art
The End Of The Art Guild System
Please know I am not against the art guild. I love them and lament that they are coming to an end as they fade into the past.
The broader art community and artist guild is suffering today. This topic is important for new independent artists to research.Continue reading Death of Art Guilds
Wood Decoration is not a Passing Trend
Wood has been a material that has been used for generations in home decor items. This leads to one of the greatest advantages. It is not a fad. Wood decor will always impact interior decoration whether for wall art decor or rustic farmhouse cabinetry. It will not go out of style or pass into memory as other things such as shag carpets. Wood has been with us since man shaped the first tools and it will remain with us.Continue reading Advantages of wood decor
Is Handcrafted Equal To Hand Carved?
I would like to begin with one clarification about fine woodworking. Many artists will say their work is handcrafted yet large portions of their work is machined.
If a wood carving is machined as opposed to hand carved, does this still qualify for handcrafted? Absolutely yes. Why? This goes into the whole argument of what is better, or rather what qualifies as genuine handcrafted wood art.Continue reading Hand carved vs Machined
Art To Remember
When you purchase art it can be at times hard to tell certain specifics about the piece. Indeed we desire quality. Also we want art to remember and make an impact on our home space.
Yet much of this value in art will depend on the type of wood art we select. Not all are equal and the price tag certainly will reflect this.Continue reading Types of wood art