If you’re new to buying art, you may have questions about how to choose, ensuring that you buy securely, and caring for your artwork over the years. Read on for a guide to choosing and buying artwork online.
First up, we’ll cover safety and security. With buying art, the same considerations apply as when buying anything else over the Internet. Buying online is generally a smart choice, and things don’t often go wrong, but make the following checks before you commit. Make sure the company is legitimate – do they include an address and phone number? Secondly, make sure the site has a clear return policy and that artworks are sent insured and tracked. Lastly, ensure that the site offers a secure online checkout. You can read more about this in Art2Arts secure buying guide. If you have any questions about buying art online, don’t hesitate to contact Art2Arts, and we’ll be happy to help.
How to choose your art – colour and size
Whether buying art from a traditional gallery or over the Internet, you’ll want to consider how it will fit into your home or office. Art2Arts has a colour selection guide, covering how to choose colour to influence mood, along with a handy sizing guide.
When selecting colours, it’s important to think about how the artwork will interact with colours already in an environment. For example, adding a painting with a lot of orange, yellow or red to an already orange wall will create too much of a discordant feel. However, adding an orange painting to a brown wall will lift the colour and create a feeling of warmth and richness.
Playing around with sizing can work to interesting and dramatic effect. With art, it’s often good to buy bigger than you think you need – this way, your paintings will make an impact and work to their full potential. Conversely, the best way to show off compact and bijou pieces is to display them in small wall spaces.
Caring for canvas paintings
Paintings on canvas, especially oil on canvas, can last for centuries. Canvas care is easy - Art2Arts has a guide to protecting your painting over the years. You’ll see that it’s quite low-maintenance, but there are a few important things to remember, such as cleaning gently, and avoiding direct sunlight.
So that’s all there is to it – you’re ready to choose your perfect art match from Art2Arts.