Annual November Art Sale – All Month Long Save 20%

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For the whole month of November I am hosting my annual sale. Receive 20% off my art on my website www.jackiepartridge.com/shop using the code November20.

 

This is a sale I have once a year -it includes free shipping to Canada and the U.S. that is always available on my site.

I appreciate your continued support!

-Jackie

 

When you sign up on my website www.jackiepartridge.com you can join my newsletter and get early access to my sale to get the artwork that you have had your eye on! 

Framing Artwork – Here are my Tips!

Here is a list of ideas for how you can frame your art and what you need to consider when doing so!

Things to Consider:

  • What is your budget?
  • What is the style of existing frames you own?
  • Where will the art hang/be displayed? (is it next to something very bright or colourful?, is the room dark or light?, Are there other things hanging on the wall? etc.
  • Does the art need a frame? Maybe there is another alternative?
  • What kind of frame will suit the art best?

Framing Artwork- Here are my Tips!

Choosing the Right Frame:

Now that you have thought about the above considerations it is time to really plan the details.

Your Budget: With your budget you might be able to get your art framed professionally -getting art professionally framed can be beneficial as there is an option to get glass that has a protective layer to it -preventing art from fading over time. So, getting this can be a great investment to really preserve the art that you care about – especially if the art will hang in a sunny location!

If your art is more protected away from the sun or you have a smaller budget that you are working with then there is an option to purchase a more affordable frame that is Plexiglas instead of glass. You could purchase a glass frame from a thrift store and fix it up by adding a fresh coat of paint.

 

The  Location Where the Art Will Hang/Be Displayed: Before deciding on a frame you need to think about where the frame will go? For example, if it is hanging on a darker wall like a navy wall then choosing a black frame is only going to blend in -whereas choosing a white, grey, or pale toned wood frame is going to stand out and be more of an accent.  Pinterest can be a good tool to research this for instance you can search: “Frame colour for navy walls” and see what kind of ideas pop up.

 

Frames You Own: You want to think about your style and the frames that you already own- this will guide you into deciding what frame is right. If you own a lot of wooden frames, black or white frames then check first if that style of frame will go with your artwork. 

You can check if an artwork goes with a frame by:

  1. Taking a photo of the artwork and photoshopping in a frame
  2. Taking the artwork into a framing store for a free consultation to see what a professional thinks
  3. Making a mock frame with coloured paper to see what colour or thickness of frame would visually work best

 

 

Make sure you join my mailing list to get exclusive access to my pre-sale happening the last week of October before my annual November Art Sale. Head to my website to join my mailing list! 

 

I hope these ideas and tips helped you! Follow me on Pinterest to see more of my design and framing inspiration: Check out my Pinterest Boards!

Ideas for Displaying Artwork in Your Home!

There are many ways to display art in your home. I think it is important to first start by figuring out what your style is and what  you like. A great resource for discovering interior design is of course Pinterest! Pinterest is a great visual search engine and you can get really specific on what you are searching for.

Options for displaying your art:

  • Framing your art- you can get art professionally framed or pick up a frame from a thrift store and add a coat of paint to make it look fresh

 

  • Create a gallery wall – a gallery wall is where you hang a grouping of artwork on the wall this works well if you have similar colours and styles in your art or photography collection or consistent and similar style of frames

 

  • Place art on a shelf, ledge or bookcase – you can really style your art by displaying with framed photographs, flower vases and personal knick knacks that have sentimental value but compliment the colours or style of artwork. The artwork on a shelf should always be the focal point – (You want it to stand out)

 

  • Don’t be afraid to layer- on a shelf you can layer your displays and have different elements in the front or behind and not just arrange everything side by side evenly spaced

 

  • On the wall- You can hang a work individually if it is large or bold and stands on it’s own. You could also hang work that pairs well together side by side as a diptych or three in a row as a triptych (this works especially well if the art is a series or is the same style or have the same colours)

5 Ideas for Displaying Art in Your Home

 

Do you have a favourite way to display your art? I would love to know in the comments below!

 

 

Follow me on Pinterest to see of my favourite design boards including: Framing and Art Display, Farm House Style, Beach House Style, Simplistic Modern Design, DIY and more! follow me here!

Tree Houses- art installation by Jackie Partridge

TREE HOUSES

I have constructed paper houses placing them in nooks and crannies when I am out and about since 2016.

I am interested in representing the temporary and transitory feeling of home and find myself often questioning what makes a place a home?

In 2010, I moved to Thunder Bay after graduating high school in a small town outside of Waterloo, ON. Thunder Bay was a 19 hour drive for some perspective.

Although I spent five years there during my BFA and Teacher’s college it was a place that didn’t always feel like home. And when it did feel like home I felt like I had two homes.

When I moved to Montreal in 2015, it was the same way- it took some time but it did feel like home and we stayed in the same apartment which I think really helped.

After my MFA, we moved to Huntsville and even though we were only 3.5 hours from home and people visited more often it still took time and felt like I had two homes. (There) and back home where I grew up.

Tree Houses is an ongoing series of handmade paper houses photographed in natural environments.

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To see more of this project you can head to my website and look at the work section!

I would love to hear your thoughts on what home is in the comments below!

Buying Art -What to Consider? And Tips from an Artist

When it comes to buying art first and foremost you need to buy what speaks to you.

Here is a list of some questions to consider when buying art:

  1. Is it important to buy local?
  2. Is it important to buy from someone you know?
  3. Where will this artwork be displayed?
  4. What size of space do you have?
  5. What does the decor of your space look like?
  6. Does the art come framed or need to be framed?
  7. What frame or display method suits the artwork?
  8. Does this piece of art mesh well with other artwork or photographs?
  9. What is my budget to spend on art?
  10. Is this the right investment for me and my home at this time?

When it comes to buying art first and foremost you need to buy what speaks to you. Here is my list of considerations and tips when it comes to buying art.

Once you have thought about the above considerations it will be easier for you to make a purchasing decision.

Owning original art is an investment in your home and how you express your sense of style/personality. Therefore make sure you do your research so you can be completely satisfied with your purchase!

 

Tip:

If you are working with a lower budget to buy art you can reach out to an artist asking for a smaller work or a print of something they have already made.

You could also consider joining your favourite artist’s mailing list to stay up to date with when they offer sales or discounts.

For me, I have my annual art sale every November where I give a discount of 20% off and free shipping. In addition, my email subscribers have a chance to purchase art in the last week of October as pre-sale to get something they might have had their eye on. Head to my website to learn more!

Shop Update!

Be sure to check out my website I have updated my stock and added new photos. Feel free to contact me if you are planning on buying more and I will send you a discount!

click here to access my shop

I have been working on a series of handmade paper using recycled blue jeans and vintage doilies. I sell the work unframed so you have the choice to pick your own frame to match your style?

Let me know what you think  in the comments? Where would you hang yours?