Nautical Decor Collection

By the Sea, by the Beautiful Sea!

Oh, the smell of the sea and ocean mist as it caresses your face, flows through your hair, and leaves the memory of maritime wherever you go. People are fascinated with all things Nautical as well they should be! It’s calm, soothing, and therapeutic. You can almost feel the grains of sand sink down with the pressure of your body, as you walk quietly along the shoreline. Can you hear the waves gently crashing up against the waterfront?

It’s a great family adventure, or it can be a solitary escape from the rest of the world. The versatility of the Ocean is as vast as the aquatic life that lives within it. Summer time is almost here, and one of the best ways to celebrate is to go to the beach!

But, maybe you’re strapped for cash, simply can’t get away, or the nearest beach is over 1,000 miles too far away! Oh, we feel you! It’s okay, don’t panic! We’ve got just the thing to soothe your oceanic craving! We are proud to introduce our Nautical Decor Collection!

Dive into the deep blue seas, by diving deep into this sea inspired collection! We’ve got everything you could need, minus the arm floaties.

Images as seen in order Clockwise: 1. Alba sulla battigia by Adriano Galasso, 2. Out in the Waters by Philip Gendreau 3. Cali Starfish II by Gaetano 4. La Jument dans la Tempête by Jean Guichard

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Color Curation: Lucky Lucite Green

Lucky Lucky Lucite Green

Curse the groundhog that saw his shadow this year, what bad luck! As if it wasn’t hard enough on the North East, now the rest of us have to endure six more weeks of this awful thing called Winter with them. Alas, we’ll get through this, as we really have no choice. But, don’t get the Winter Weepies because, we’re here to help cheer you up and get you out of that Winter Slump. Whether you’re snow locked, or braving the elements we’re here to remind you that there is some luck coming your way. And it’s called Lucite Green!

Images as seen above: 1. Italo Corrado – Azure 2. Jean-Luc Demos – Namasté III 3. Pam Ingalls – Malt Shop 4. Maurizio Piovan – Una pace riacquistata

With Spring comes revival. All those dead plants seem to rise up from the grave and stretch. I’m sure you may even have some friends that probably go into hibernation until it’s all over. There’s nothing like seeing those first seedlings sprouting from the earth. Your lucky day is coming, it will be here soon so don’t fret there’s still hope!

Pantone has listed Lucite Green one of The Colors of Spring: 2015. What is Pantone? For those of you unfamiliar with it, we’ll give you the scoop! Pantone is the utmost authority on color matching and management. You’re probably skeptical, as in who’s to say what color is what, but take a deep breath. Pantone has solved many communication errors over the years, and is trusted across the art and graphics community. They are completely legit, and have been around since the 1960’s, they even have their own institute.

Lucite Green is described by Pantone here:

“Generally not thought of as a fashion color, though it does come back from time to time, PANTONE 14-5714 Lucite Green is a soothing green shade whose time has really come again. Fresh and clarifying, cool and refreshing, Lucite Green has a minty glow. Light in weight and also in tone, Lucite Green seems almost transparent.”

This cool green color is perfect for the inbetween of Winter, and Spring that we’re all currently in. It’s not too commonly seen in the fashion world, but in the arts and decor world this color is everywhere!

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Color Curation: Rendezvous with Ravenous Reds

Red! Some will describe this as the color of romance, others of rage! But, today we’re going to delve into some of our best Reds in our collection.

Red has different meanings if you look at it from a global view point. Red in many Asian countries means good luck, as well as happiness. While it is said that Red in many Middle Eastern countries means danger or evil. The way we are socialized in our cultures, will often determine the way we perceive colors and their connotations. The use of the color Red dates back to prehistoric times, and was one of the first colors used in art and decoration. It’s no wonder it’s a favorite by many, it’s been around since the beginning of time!

Featured below are a few of our favorite images that speak for themselves.

Images Seen Above: 1. Maple Leaves of Autumn-Charles Kogod 2. Monday Morning-Jeff Condon 3. Rajah-Privat Livemont 4.Red Dahlila-Gertjan van’t Spijker

This color has been around for so long we’ve even integrated the color into colloquialisms such as “seeing red”. I’m sure you’ve heard the expression before such as, “That jerk was so rude to me, I completely lost it, I was seeing red!” which is usually a bad thing. Or even expressions such as, “I caught the thief red handed!” As I’m sure you know, red is not only a color but also a part of our language. It’s integrated into our society, and will even determine actions such as the quote below suggests about traffic lights.

A Quote about the color red:

“On a traffic light green means go and yellow means yield, but on a banana it’s just the opposite. Green means hold on, yellow means go ahead, and red means where the hell did you get that banana at…”

Mitch Hedberg (American Comedian, 1968-2005)

 

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End of Summer Canvas Sale!

Cool Off With Creative Canvas Pieces!

It’s Summer! What better way to cool off your summer, than with a sensational sale on a cool canvas piece?! For a limited time only we’re offering 40% off of all our Stretched Canvas Pieces! While everyone is outside sweltering in the hot summer sun, you’ll be staying cool admiring your new canvas piece.

 

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Stretched canvas pieces are appealing, they bring a different take to the representation of art on a wall. You can frame canvas, or you can leave it without a frame. Either way depends on the style or mood you’re trying to create for your space.

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Canvas pieces will attract the eye directly to the feel of the canvas fabric. Canvas prints are unlike digital prints, which are printed on paper. Canvas is printed on fabric, which will give the eye even more texture to look at, even the feel of a canvas piece is cool and different!

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Canvas has been an attractive medium for artists, dating back to nearly the beginning of the history of art! The fabric provides a more comfortable structure for the image to nearly “breathe”, and is a favorite of many oil painting artists. The give and take that the fabric provides, is an excellent medium for the ever changing artists mind.

When choosing a piece, keep in mind the different options you have with canvas. You can choose a bar depth, which is essentially how far away you’d like your piece to stick out from the wall.

You also have the option of adding a material liner to the front of your piece, which is a nice finishing touch to many pieces.

There’s the option of a “Gallery Wrap” which means the image is mirrored along the sides. Or, if you’re feeling bold you can choose the “Museum Wrap”, which means you choose what bold solid color you want along the sides of your canvas piece. Of course if you’re framing your canvas piece no one is likely to see the sides, as they’ll be concealed by the frame, but again that’s your choice.

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Ah, choices, choices! There are so many elements that help to create the perfect piece of work to adorn your walls. What will you choose? Good luck!

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Featured Artist: Kay Daichi

Kay Daichi’s work tends to focus on the environment. From there, however, it often makes a journey that may end up focusing on people or a particular object in that environment. He has been exploring various styles and colors from different generations of artists, working with multiple mediums, including both traditional and digital resources.

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Art Giveaway: Red Vino

Thanks to all who participated in our July giveaway, and congrats to Robert R. of Midland PA!

This August, we’re changing it up with this decorative canvas piece by artist Joel Henriquez. This contemporary canvas art would be perfect for a kitchen or dining area, cafe, or any space an avid wine lover spends his or her time. And while you can’t drink this vino, there’s no denying that it is lovely to look at!

Red Vino, Joel Henriques
retails for: $94.99
image size: 12 x 18 in.
finish style: gallery wrap

Click here to enter our August giveaway! Free art is good for you.


Want Red Vino in another size? Click here to view additional size and finishing options.

Featured Artist: Jan Weiss

“I create with a variety of material – paper, glue, gel medium, acrylic paints and somehow I keep making new stuff. I get bored easily and can never make the same thing twice.”

Born and raised in Northern California, artist Jan Weiss has a love for mixed media and is inspired by textures in the earth, multi-cultural colors, patterns and handmade paper. Her talent is the ability to transform this inspiration into an original thought.

In addition to mixed media, Jan works in the digital medium, creating illustrations with layers of watercolor effects in rich and compelling hues. To those who still find themselves stuck with fall wall decor, Jan’s work can lend brightness to any space.

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