Choosing the right photograph for your wall
Choosing the right photograph for your wall can be a difficult task. The biggest hurdle to overcome is visualizing it in context with your furnishings and decor. Taping a piece of paper to the wall can help you decide how large your artwork should be. However, the aesthetics and emotional character… the “feel” of the prospective artwork is impossible to assess with only a piece of paper tacked to your wall. Because of this difficulty many of us postpone our decision, thus delaying the enjoyment that a well-chosen artwork brings to our life. As a gallery owner, I also struggle with choosing the photographs, their size and placement, that I want to show on my walls. Because of these obstacles we all face, I’ve looked for and have now found a powerful and effective solution.
Picturing Your New Photo
Last fall I acquired an application that enables me to simulate & virtually display photographs on any wall. I can move these photographs around, try different ones, re-size them, put up a single framed piece or even arrange a group. All I need is an image of your wall to provide you with simulations of my photographs hanging on your wall! I’ve used this service to help more than a dozen clients select their framed artwork… to assess the right size and the right compositions that works in their space. I’ve also planned exhibits for my own gallery before making the prints and framing them! My recent New Work exhibit of infrared trees was arranged this way.
Service is Free
This service is free – available to anyone choosing photographs from my catalog for their location. It’s simple. Just take a photo – phone photos are fine – of the space you’re considering. Include a standard sheet of printing paper taped on the wall so I can calibrate. Email me the image(s) with a list of the photos you’re considering. I’ll send you back pictures of your wall with sample photos laid in. So easy! If you’ve been thinking of adding a beautiful photograph to your home or business, I hope you’ll contact me. Please check out the easy instructions with helpful hints here: Picturing Your New Photo.
Following are some examples of artwork I placed virtually on photographs of walls that my clients emailed to me. These simulations were used to help folks select & size their new artworks. This process has been satisfying for all of us as selections were made directly from these working files.
This large abstract image featuring bubbles was considered for a bathroom.
My client selected between the Eastern Sierras photograph and the Drakes Beach Moonrise for their living room.
The Tamalpais Ridges & Fog photograph below now graces the wall above the mantle of a collector’s fireplace.
A large oak seems fitting above this fireplace:
The Bolinas Ridge Triptych was printed large and presented in separate frame for this room.
This large panorama of Double Sun, Abbotts Lagoon was considered for this bedroom.