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Great Wall Art for your Bathroom

The bathroom isn’t the first place you think about when it comes to displaying your finest artwork! The damp and humid environment is not ideal for pictures, but there are plenty of interesting things that you can do with bathroom ‘art’. There’s a good chance that a little creativity will be appreciated by your guests and become a talking point.

There are a few common themes for bathroom artwork and humour is usually high up the agenda!

Short Quotations

This kind of bathroom artwork tends to be in the form of framed prints or quotations stenciled directly onto a wall. Most quotes revolve around either the meaning of life, or the toilet… more often the latter!

Bathroom quotations

Here are some examples of other quotations commonly found in bathrooms:

  • Better to be late than arrive ugly
  • Today is a good day for a good day
  • When life gives you shit, flush it away
  • Please remain seated during the entire performance!
  • My aim is to keep this bathroom clean – your aim will help
  • The best seat in the house

Victoriana

For some reason artwork with roots in the Victorian period is a common bathroom theme. Many ‘modern’ bathrooms are made in a Victorian style with roll top and slipper baths or high cistern toilets. Some very typical examples of the genre are shown below – the Pear’s soap picture is particular favourite in domestic UK bathrooms.

Victorian bathroom art

Paul Edwards from the Old Fashioned Bathrooms company explains “it’s almost like Victorian times are seen as some kind of golden age of the bathroom. Many of the bathrooms we now sell are in a traditional or Victorian style and as a result clients often like to hang pictures or prints from that age.” An typical example that he cites is the following Victorian art print.

Octopus art

The print is not colourful – in fact the lack of colour just sets the tone and is also interesting to the bathroom art aficionado in that it combines both a Victorian and ocean theme

Bathrooms and ‘Ocean’ art

For many people the default setting for bathroom art revolves around the use of shells, pebbles and other flotsam and jetsam from the sea. Unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore seem to provide a wealth of material for bathroom art as some of the examples below show.

Ocean art for bathrooms

The obvious connection with bathrooms and the sea is water but there is also the fact that the kind of material used here won’t deteriorate in moist conditions. The same can be said for tiled artwork.

Unique tiling art

With a little bit of imagination you can create some unique bathroom artwork using tiles. There’s some great examples by Anthony Gerace using imagery found in magazines from the 1920s through to the 1950s which have been painstakingly cut and rearranged.

tiled-images

You can see more of his mesmerising work here.

A mosaic of tiles can also be used to great effect as the example below shows. There is more than a little influence of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian in this bathroom artwork.

mosiac-tiles

Naked Bathroom Art

The connection of nakedness and bathrooms doesn’t need a great deal of explanation. Simple, basic line drawn prints maker some of the most impressive yet understated artworks that you could place in a bathroom.

Naked bathroom

If you visit websites like Etsy or Pinterest there are literally thousands of original ideas to get good and original artwork into your bathroom. If you haven’t got time to create your own designs then classic black and white photos and prints are an easy and cheap alternative as long as they are set behind glass so that they cannot be damaged easily by moisture.

So there is no excuse now for just having plain white tiles and light blue painted dull walls!

Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue

Having recently stumbled across this excellent article on Piet Mondrian, (one of our favourite artists!) we thought it would be a good idea to reproduce something we wrote a few years back, plus five of his better known art quotes:

The first aim in painting should be universal expression

By the unification of architecture, sculpture and painting a new plastic reality will be created.

Every true artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and color and the relationships between them than by the concrete subject of the picture.

I think the destructive element is too much neglected in art

To move the picture into our surroundings and give it real existence, has been my ideal since I came to abstract painting

Piet Mondrian background

Piet Mondrian was born in the Amersfoort in the Netherlands in 1872 and died in New York in 1944. His importance as an artist lies in his contribution to ‘pure’ abstraction or non-representational forms. His paintings are more than just experimental and he aimed to reduce paintings to their most basic elements. For example in his London and New York works from 1938 – 1944 in there are typically white backgrounds with three primary colour.

Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue
Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue

I chose to look at Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue because although it was painted circa 1937–42 it looks really modern and could easily be hanging in the lobby of a fancy Merchant Bank or media empire head office. It comprises three primary colour rectangles separated by thick black vertical and horizontal grid lines. It is part of his series of geometric paintings in which the artist ironically tried to exclude all reference to the modern world outside. Mondrian called this ‘universal harmony’ and the use of the bold contrasting colours with the balanced lines helps to convey this. He is attributed as saying “All painting – the painting of the past as well as of the present – shows us that its essential plastic means we are only line and colour.”

This remarkable painting is in the Tate Gallery collection, London and is oil on canvas measuring 73.7 x 69.2 cm. For other great examples of Mondrian’s work have a look for Broadway Boogie-Woogie (1942-43), Victory Boogie Woogie (1942–44), Composition 10,(1939-42), Place de la Concorde (1938-43) and for an earlier work have a look for Still Life with Ginger Jar II (1911/12). Sadly Mondrian is also an example of an artist who died when they were perhaps creating their finest and most influencial work – he died from pneumonia in New York City in 1944. 

Julian Kirk’s New Website

Artist and long time friend of BigArt has recently re-launched his new website – www.juliankirk.co.uk

Julian is best known for his motoring artwork and has a great love for old cars and their “precious smell composed of cracked leather, decayed petrol, grease and leaking Hypoid gear oil.” Jaguars, Astons, Talbots and a Ford GT40 have all been part of his car stable and many of them captured in paintings over the years. The home page of Julian’s website shows him working on a painting of a classic Riley car.

Artist Julian Kirk 'in action'

For the last four years, Julian has contributed cartoons for the very limited edition Jaguar Calendar – just 100 copies, each signed and numbered by Julian in the style of of limited edition hand-made prints. A must have for any Jaguar car enthusiast!

As well as cartoons and motoring art, Julian has also branched out into Murals, often using a technique known as ‘Trompe L’oeil’ – giving the impression of illusionary scenes to interior walls and ceilings – find out more here.

A recent exciting development for Julian is creating artwork for film and TV. He has done a series of paintings for the forthcoming feature film ‘Goy Detective and the Gentleman Pimp’ (details here) . The title alone suggests that this will certainly be something to look out for. Julian has contributed some of the backdrops and the grim imagery as if painted by the troubled central character of the policeman in the title.

Hope you enjoy Julian’s new website!

Setting-up an artists’ studio

Once you are fed up of using a spare bedroom as a studio – or worse still an actual bedroom – then you need to make plans for a proper studio. Many artists have made use of attic spaces, garden sheds, garages and even kitchens. The latter is not a particularly good idea given that many artist materials are poisonous and can give off unhealthy fumes. Another key consideration is light – the room you are working in should be equipped with good natural light.

Artists’ Garden Studio

One of the best ideas for an economical studio is to use some form of log cabin, even if the thought of doing this might seem like it is just one step up from a garden shed. All you basically need is a small garden or backyard to locate the cabin. Planning permission is usually not required unless the structure is over 4 metres high which should not be the case. There is often the option to have windows on three sides and possibly a dormer style window in the roof, all of which should allow natural light to flood in. Something like this…

Artists' log cabin studio
Artists’ log cabin studio

The example above would set you back around £3,500 although there are cheaper examples on this website – www.uniquelogcabins . If you are prepared to put the cabin together yourself you can save even more money. It it also worth considering having insulation to stop the studio being too warm in summer or too cold in winter although if you go for the 44mm heavy duty logs you will benefit naturally from the better insulation. Toughened glass should also be considered if you are likely to be throwing things around the studio – and why not!

Making Space

Make sure you have plenty of shelving and storage and folding tables and chairs will also help make the most of limited space. Get an easel that is easy to fold from it’s traditional upright manner and can be made into a flat surface. Some artists love to have a cluttered studio but in a small space this will only hold back creativity!

Health and Safety

It is probably a good rule not to eat or drink in your studio as there are a lot of harmful chemicals and solvents that you are going to be using. Check out the HSE website for more details – here. The studio should of course be well ventilated so if you do buy a garden log cabin for a studio make sure all the windows can be opened. Taking frequent breaks for fresh air and inspiration is always a good thing to do.

It almost goes without saying, but in a log cabin artists’ studio with all those solvent around, no smoking is a no brainer By definition the cabin is one door away from the outside world so use it if you want to smoke!

Author and occassional artist Rich Bloomfield works for Marketing Labs

Redon

Redon
The Red Sphinx

Odilon Redon: Born in Bordeaux, France in 1840 and died in Paris in 1916.

Pictured is “The Red Sphinx” circa 1910, oil on canvas, 100cm x 80cm, which is now in a private collection in Switzerland.

The Red Sphinx is typical of Redon’s poetic style which was popular with, and certainly influenced, many of the Surrealists. At the start of the 20th century he was little known, but works like The Red Sphinx and other decorative, colour rich, flower pictures boosted his popularity and he is now a highly sought after artist.

He originally trained as an architect but didn’t really shine in this profession and gradually developed artistically after working in the studio of Brestin, a Bordeaux-based printer.

For about 30 years after 1870, he almost entirely worked in black and white, using materials like charcoal and pencil, as well as producing etchings. He found inspiration in landscape which echoed his mournful ‘black and white’ vision.

He developed a highly stylised symbolic art influenced by philosophy and literature, as well as by Charles Darwin’s ‘Origin of the Species‘. In the late 1880s he became one of the leading Symbolists and a few years later began using colourful media including oils and pastels.

Other well known works by Redon include ‘Sita‘ (circa 1893) and ‘Flower clouds‘ (circa 1903 ) – both of these are in the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.

Guest author Tim Hill, is a UK-based art enthusiast.

How to Correctly Store Your Art

Ideally none of us ever want to store art. Art is for being looked at, it should be framed and on display, that’s its purpose. However, sometimes we need to put it away for a little while. Maybe because you don’t have anywhere to display it right now, maybe because you’re holding on to it while you’re waiting to pass it on to someone who can store it. Whatever the reason, storing art is a business that needs to be done carefully. After all, the worst thing in the world would be to finally remove the art from storage and find it wasn’t in the mint condition it was in when you put it away. With that in mind, pay close attention to these crucial tips.

Carrying the Painting

The first thing you need to do when you store your painting is get to the place you’re going to be storing it. This is when it’s at its most vulnerable, so you need to take extra care. Carry only one painting at a time – it’s tempting to save time by moving paintings in stacks, but the accumulated weight can cause damage, and the movement could risk denting or scratching the paint or frames. If you’re moving a large painting, make sure there are at least two of you to do so, and that all of you have clean hands and preferably clean cotton gloves to keep your fingerprints off it. You’ll also want to take off any jewellery or watches, as they have sharp edges that shouldn’t be anywhere near a valuable painting.

When carrying the paintings, lift them with one hand at each side, don’t try lifting them from the top, and try to avoid touching the painted surface.

Finding the Right Storage Space

Where you store your paintings is as important as how you store them. Don’t put them in cellars or attics, which are likely to be either too dry or two damp, both conditions which have ways of messin up paint. You want somewhere with an adequate and consistent temperature, and a dehumidifier if necessary. If you need to store the paintings on top of or against each other, give them plenty of padding, and keep them off any concrete floors which are like sponges for the damp, and will happily leak that into the painting.

Long Storage

If you’re going to be storing paintings for a long time you’ll want to find some acid free paper or board to store them with, and keep them on a flat surface. Make sure the each painting is covered with a clean, dry cloth.

Come back to check on the paintings regularly, once a year you should take them out to give them a good airing and prevent mould and humidity from building up. Keep the temperature as consistent as possible, if temperatures and humidity vary too much the canvas can become slack in the frame at high humidity, and tightened at low humidity. With a lot of change you can end up with flakey and cracked paint, an absolute disaster. Ideally you want 55% humidity, 21 degrees Celsius. Any more than 70% and mould can develop, at which point you need professional help.

Finally, keep them away from sunlight, or the paint can fade.

Sam Wright is a freelance writer and art lover. He works with Eversley Storage.

Inspiration for Affordable Art around the Home

Andy WarholArt collecting has generally been construed as an elitist pastime, reserved for the upper echelons of sophisticated society, an exclusive dominion populated by leather elbows, highbrow intelligentsia and people with glasses perched on the end of their noses.

That (and once probably true) stereotype has now all but gone, and in its place is a new generation of young, enthusiastic, artistically savvy and culturally hungry art collectors, keen to explore the opportunities of the art world and have a few choice pieces hanging from their own living room walls.

And even in today’s economic climate –where the pennies are tight and ‘super scrimping’ is the buzz phrase – it’s easier than you think. From snapping up the works of art world’s new arrivals to creating your own, improvised mini masterpieces, where there’s a will there’s a way – and the way forward is in affordable art.

Up And Coming Talent

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you’ve got to invest in a big name at big bucks – but let’s be honest, most of us haven’t got sufficient wallet for that, plus this is an article about affordable art. So forget the big name artists and go for the new, emerging, upcoming talents.

A lot of their work is available at reasonable prices, and there’s plenty of spiky, innovative, fantastic pieces by artists trying to establish a name for themselves. Have a wander around the independent galleries and art circuits in your area to get a taste of what’s on display – and sign up to their newsletters so you know when a new exhibition is doing the rounds.

I’ve often slapped my head in frustration at how some of the most inspirational and creative local talents still haven’t been discovered compared to the risible, amateurish and often execrable attempts by established artists.

Art Books

Art books are another great way to stimulate your artistic soul. There are plenty of discount book stores that have decent-sized art sections, and you’ll most likely find some good ones in charity shops too.

Holiday Snaps

There’s nothing more budget-friendly yet artistically creative than printing off some picturesque holiday snapshots, mounting them on a canvas and displaying them, unframed, on the wall.

Be Another Andy Warhol

The 60s pop art scene proved that you could make something beautiful out of everyday objects – in fact, a lot of the time everyday objects were beautiful anyway, it’s just we didn’t realise because we didn’t take the time to look at and appreciate it. Andy Warhol had the right idea with his Campbell’s soup cans – and so can you.

If you find yourself admiring certain packaging or labels and find yourself submerged in some kind of commercially-artistic groove, keep them, arrange them, mount them, display them – give them an artistic framework, get your creative juices flowing, and prove that a John Smith’s tuna label can be just as visually stimulating as the Mona Lisa.

The Student Route

Every year colleges and universities put on art exhibitions of students’ work – and they’re usually eye-popping examples of just how talented the younger generation of artists is. Not only can you revel and delight in the mastery of their craft, they’re also a great opportunity to pick up a diverse range of prints, paintings, mixed media designs, and textile pieces from some of the country’s nascent talent – and at very reasonable prices too.

Frame Your LPs

Though LPs have been all but replaced by their shinier, smaller disc-like counterparts, you can glean as much joy from the outside cover as you can from the inside musical contents. A few niche music shops still stock LPs and many independent pubs still have the vaguely crackling, nostalgic sounds playing in the background – but there’s no denying the golden age of album covers was during the era of the record. So why not take some your favourites, frame them and mount them on the wall? An offbeat, quirky and fun way of decorating your home.

Try Before You Buy

Or more specifically, rent. If you haven’t got the kind of moolah to fork out in one go for an art piece, why not consider renting it? Lots of art galleries do this nowadays, so it’s the ultimate way of getting to try before you buy. That way you still get to appreciate the art while at the same time supporting your local gallery, surely one of the best and most flexible ways of procuring your own affordable art.

The Naked Truth

And if you REALLY want to indulge in your passion for art and aren’t of a prissy nature or the shy, retiring type, how about signing up as a nude model? OK, so it’s not strictly in the home, but lots of schools and colleges advertise for nude models that their students can sketch and hone their drawing skills, and lots of them pay for your time.

Finding ways and inspiration to create and accrue your own art – at pocket-friendly prices – is relatively easy when you put your mind to it.

Can you think of any other ways to create your own affordable art around the home? Share your ingenious ideas and comments below.

Buying Affordable Art At Galleries, Online Or Art Fairs

Image by:  Bruno CordioliTo the novice and the uninitiated, buying art or attending an art fair can be an intimidating experience. We all know what we like, the kinds of art we appreciate and the colours, styles and approaches that float our artistic boat – but plunging into the vast and seemingly mind-boggling cosmic void of contemporary art can be a dizzying and baffling experience.

Help is always on hand, however, and there are plenty of things you can do and consider when venturing out to purchase art from a gallery, art fair or online

Don’t Be Intimidated

Perhaps the biggest set-back for the uninitiated or virgin art hunter is the intimidation factor. It’s easy to understand, too – there’s just so much to choose from in terms of venues, scope, and available art, the whole adventure can seem terrifying.

The best thing to do is to approach any gallery or art fair with a completely open mind, a tabula rasa on which you can formulate your own ideas and conceptions. You’ll have an idea of what you might expect, but don’t be persuaded, dissuaded, coaxed or cajoled into other people’s opinions – simply come to your own.

The days of stuffy galleries occupied by pompous curators – all tweed suits and pomposity – are gone. So stroll around, take your time, soak it all up, and enjoy your artistic sojourn.

Artistic Considerations

There are a few things you can consider as you’re soaking up the artistic inspiration and display of creativity around you. A good way to take it all in and not become too overwhelmed by everything is to take a step back – look at the art from a distance, appreciate and embrace its colours, patterns and themes.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve got an art collection or starting a new one, you ‘ll still need to think about what you want. Are you travelling in the same artistic direction and looking for similar prints or painting, or are you branching off into new and diverse territory, looking for something different, unexpected and artistically fresh?

And when it comes to hanging your chosen works of art, galleries are also happy to advise on how to best hang your purchase(s), and can even recommend specialist hangers to do it for you.

Another good tip is to hang your art in UV glass so it won’t get discoloured by the light.

Beauty Of Online Art

Art – like pretty much everything else nowadays – can be bought online. It’s a burgeoning field that is easy and accessible to everyone. And whilst some might prefer the more tactile and physical approach of going to an art fair or gallery, buying online offers the luxury of choosing selected pieces from the comfort of your own home.

Online art dealers effectively offer the same as their high street counterparts – they specify artwork sizes, have a returns policy, a mailing list you can sign up to, and have an email address and phone number, so you can call them to discuss any queries you might have.

What To Look Out For

If you’re a relative newcomer to the art-buying scene, a good, entry-level idea is to start off with original prints. Understand the meaning of the editions (if it’s a limited run, 3/100 will hold better later value than 85/100), and make sure it’s signed (an unknown could be a big name and go stratospheric in a very short time). Of course, going with your gut instinct and impulsively picking what you artistically turns you on is another safe bet.

Something For All Budgets

Of course, a major consideration will be how much you’ve got to spend, so your purchases will be dictated to a certain extent by this.

However, if you spot something you like that exceeds your general financial limitations, the Own Art scheme could help. Set up by the Arts Council, it gives art lovers the opportunity to buy art from £100 to £2000, more than one piece if there are a few that take your fancy, and the option to repay it over a period of instalments. Some galleries offer this scheme too. And if they don’t, lots of them are prepared to come to a similar arrangement or negotiation.

Your Personal Exhibition

Ultimately, no matter where you saunter off for your artistic purchases – online, art fair or gallery degree shows (art students often display their work at universities and galleries) – the whole experience has to be about enjoying yourself and engaging with art in all its varieties and possibilities.

Work out what you like, let it often take you in surprising, unexpected directions, do some research, and you’ll inevitably find something you like and, more importantly, affordable artwork you’re comfortable hanging in your living room.

These ideas will point you in the right direction and give you some food for thought when it comes to exploring the possibilities of buying artworks.

Have you got any other suggestions when it comes to perusing affordable art? Share your experiences and comments below.

Bio: Elise Leveque is an interior designer with a keen interest in contemporary art.

5 Celebrities you didn’t know were artists

Paul McCartneySometimes there’s no end to people’s talents. That’s certainly true of many celebrities. When they’re not starring in blockbuster movies, releasing hit records, crooning for the masses, or, in one case, living a life of tax-payer funded luxury, they’re hitting the canvas and oils to create their own artistic masterpieces.

Oh yes, the artistic impulse is something that can’t be quashed, and many famous faces prefer to relax and unwind by, not spending their outrageous fortunes on super yachts and million pound mansions (though I’m sure they do that, too), but on whipping out the water colours.

We’ve all familiar with the artistic genius of Picasso and Dali, but I bet you didn’t know a member of the Rebel Alliance was a dab hand with acrylics as well.

Lucy Liu

Luc Liu is something of a scary lady. Her roles in films such a Charlies Angels and Kill Bill have cemented her reputation as a no-nonsense bad-ass, and her most recent role as Watson in the updated Sherlock Holmes series Elementary further ratifies her kick ass first, ask questions later image.

In reality, she has a softer, more expressive side, indulging her passion for art by enrolling at the New York Studio school to expand her artistic knowledge and hone her creative skills. She’s even created piece made up from found objects from rubbish bins in her native Queens. Artistic inspiration, you see, can be found anywhere.

George W. Bush

Who’d have thought it? The 43rd president of the United States, purveyor of some of the most cringe-worthy gaffes in history (“They misunderestimated me”), and the most embarrassing example of any political leader in the history of the known Universe, good ol’ George Dubya actually has a penchant for painting pooches. Lots of them, apparently.

And while past presidents have indulged in their own post-premiership activities (Pierce hit the bottle, Coolidge wrote newspaper columns, Johnson became a chain-smoking depressive), Georgie became something of a recluse to paint his favourite four-legged friends. Inspired by Churchill’s predilection for painting, he’s confessed picking up a paintbrush changed his life. Also on the plus side, his finger’s no longer anywhere near the nuclear button.

Prince Charles

I’ve actually a sneaking admiration for Prince Charles. He always comes across as an affable and decent cove, pleasant, hospitable, easy-going, generous, and a man who tries to engage with the people on a real, human level despite his privileged position. He’s into rainforest conservation, green issues, and new urbanism.

He’s also a keen and enthusiastic painter, who immerses himself in painting watercolours (primarily landscapes and royal homes)to escape his intense social obligations.

The Telegraph’s art critic has dismissed his paintings as “prosaic” and “torpor-inducingly conventional” (but who’s ever cared the pseudo-snobbery of some supercilious a critic?), and Charles has always maintained a refreshingly self-deprecating attitude to his work (“This will look much better further away. I think about a hundred yards.”).

The point is he uses art as art should be embraced: as a creative, emotional, expressive outlet; a medium through which you can be yourself and not give two hoots about anyone else’s opinion.

Paul McCartney

True, all of the Fab Four have shown some interest in the visual arts since their early days of warbling the likes of Hey, Jude and All You Need Is Love. Paul McCartney, however, has arguably out-shone all the others and emerged as the Beatle with the most impressive oeuvre.

Ol’ Macca – unlike John Lennon, who went to art school and sketched prolifically throughout the 60s and 70s – indulged in his artistic endeavours much later in life, during the 80s. This was largely due to his friendship with abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning.

Unlike his music, though, McCartney originally preferred to keep his paintings private, and was quite insecure about them until de Kooning encouraged him to display his artistic creations. McCartney did this in 1999 at a small gallery in Siegen, Germany, and his UK gallery debut was held a year later at the Arnolfini in Bristol.

He’s since had a comprehensive volume of his artwork published by Bullfinch Press, entitled, appropriately enough, Paul McCartney: Paintings .

Billy Dee Williams

Who’d have ever thought that Han Solo’s old double-crossing buddy, Lando Calrissian, would have spent his post Evil Empire-fighting days holding a paintbrush rather than blasting Stormtroopers?

Williams’ – who was raised in Harlem – actually began his career as an artist, having studied at the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts. He initially took on acting roles to support his artistic inclinations….and just look what happened. Needless to say his artistic career was put on hold while he fought in galaxies far, far away.

Drawn back to the canvas in the late 80s, he’s since produced a steady catalogue of work, primarily made up of expressionistic paintings. He cites his influences as Frida Kahlo and Edward Hopper, and his work has been shown at a plethora of international galleries and exhibitions.

And the list doesn’t end there. Ex-Bond Pierce Brosnan, Sylvester Stallone, Marilyn Manson, and one Johnny Depp are all pretty proficient with a paintbrush.

Can you think of any others? Share in the comments.

Bio:  Elise Leveque is a passionate writer and art enthusiast who tries to add as many artistic strings to her bow as possible.  She recommends Art Gallery.

Jullien Wooden Easel — An Essential Piece of Kit For Any Artist

Contemporary art reveals a lot about the artist and the era he is in. As such, Art is coined as timeless. It is a classic piece that speaks volumes of the artist as much as it is about the subject. Art is the channel which allows the artist to express himself in a lot of ways without fear, hesitation, or doubt of judgment. Every artwork is deemed personal and has the insignia of its creator embedded with every stroke and palette.

An artist would find it impossible to create a masterpiece without the necessary basic tools for painting. One of the most coveted and important piece of kit for any artist is the Jullien wooden easel. The Jullien brand; which was built by Roger Jullian, speaks of high-end quality easels and a wide range of accessories that are tailor-made for every artist’s selective taste. This is one of the top brands that are highly esteemed for its superior quality, authentic design, and top-notch traditional materials which explain why Jullien has the honest credibility that remains unparalleled for over 50 years now.

Here are the varied functions of Jullien wooden easel

  • Provides support and angling of canvas. This is practically the most basic function of this easel which is to provide support and proper angling of the canvas while you paint to give you an accurate and clear view of the subject.
  • Storage of painting tools. Easels usually have drawers and trays wherein you can easily put your paint jars and paintbrushes for convenient access while you are painting. This is a great way to maximize the easel space.
  • Versatile piece for painting outdoors or indoors. Easels are great tools for painting while sitting or standing; whichever way you prefer. There are different types of easels which can be used for tabletops or floor stands while you are at home or in a studio. Also, there are French easels which are portable and can be folded up for travel, easy storage, or for painting outdoors.

Here are the different types of Jullien wooden easel

  • Jullien Sketchbox French Easel – This is great for the traveler artist as it is portable and can be folded to fit any space. It has roomy compartments and drawers for your painting tools.
  • Jullien Field Easel – This is great for both indoor and outdoor use. This comes with a set of 3-leg spikes and a leather strap.
  • Jullien Tabletop Easel – This is perfect for students or for frequent travelers as this can be easily packed in your suitcase.
  • Jullien Mini Display Tabletop Easel – This is the smallest type of tabletop easel which is lightweight and tailor-fit to miniature canvasses.
  • Jullien Studio Easel – This is dubbed as the perfect novice easel which is great for indoor use or for display. The canvas holder and top clamps are pretty much adjustable to height preference.

The Jullien wooden easel is definitely a vital tool for artists mainly because of its multifaceted functions. There is a wide range of easels available in the market today that vary in price, construction, and design. But, Jullien wooden easel definitely tops it off as an essential piece of kit for any novelty artist whose brand name is synonymous to quality and unmatched reputation.

Author Bio:

Chris Wilson is the Sales Executive at Madison Art Shop. Madison Art Shop is online art supply company in USA and they are totally focused on giving the widest product selection of art at the most competitive prices.