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 7 Elements of Art  

     Painting is an  expression of ideas and emotions, by creative use of aesthetic qualities, in dimensional visual language on various mediums. As in choosing the best diamond one would use the 4c's  elements. In art one would use many elements however there are 7 basic ones that are always used for painting. These elements are combined into expressive patterns in order to represent real or supernatural phenomena, to interpret a narrative theme, or to create wholly abstract visual relationships.  The seven elements of art are:                                                                                                    

                                             Colour                                                          Texture

                                        Line                                                              Shape or form

                                       Value                                                            Pattern    

                                       Space

oil paintings

Oil painting involves using pigments that use a medium of drying oil as the binder and painting with them on a canvas. The most common types of oil in oil paints are linseed oil, walnut oil, poppy seed oil, and safflower oil.

acrylic paintings

Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion and plasticizers, silicone oils, defoamers, stabilizers, or metal soaps. Most acrylic paints are water-based, but become water-resistant when dry. 

giclee

Giclee prints follow these standards:

  • Inkjet Printer: Standard inkjet prints are made using dye-based inks. Giclees are made using pigment-based inks.

  • High Resolution and Color: They have the sharpest detail and highest resolution, displaying a full-color spectrum. Giclees capture every shade of an original work.

  • Archival Paper: The paper or surface used must be acid-free and of archival quality to ensure longevity.