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Framing Ideas

Framing Ideas

Expert thoughts on framing

A good frame completes a painting. In my studio I keep on hand many sizes of tester frames. Some didn’t start out as a tester frame but with handling and show dings they became that way. For testing, even an old ugly frame is better than no frame at all. Usually at about the 3/4 mark of a painting I will try it out in a frame to get a fresh perspective and often find I'm farther along than I thought. This helps me avoid overworking a piece.  Let's see what other tips the experts have…

PARK - Call for Artists

PARK - Call for Artists

PARK is a non-profit network organized by young Calgarians.

From all of us at Swinton's - Happy Halloween 2013

From all of us at Swinton's - Happy Halloween 2013

this video may or may not give you spine-chilling nightmares.

Video of Doug painting some very very scary pumpkins for Halloween. WARNING! This video is not suitable for those that are easily frightened by the colour orange. This hair-raising painting may or may not give you spine-chilling nightmares. Proceed with caution!!!

Painting Tips #42

Painting Tips #42

8 things I know for sure.

Your eyes play tricks on you. Your brain wants to see it all - don't let it! If you want details in your painting, put them in later. Begin by tricking your brain into seeing less. It's simple. Squint! 

What is cause and effect? Every detail in your painting, every stroke, every colour and tone has a job to do. Pay attention to the entire painting to figure out what the effect of an individual stroke is and more importantly, what effect you want to create.

Read more to see the 8 things I know for sure...

Red is Happiness • Valentines Sale

Red is Happiness • Valentines Sale

30% Off Everything RED = desire

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Anything red in store is 30% Off

Red is the colour of blood, a ruby, and strawberries. Next to orange at the end of the visible spectrum of light, red is commonly associated with danger, sacrifice, passion, fire, beauty, blood and anger. In China and at Swinton's red is associated with happiness. Why?

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