It has been a great year here at Pictures Plus and we hope you had a great year also! Time to bring in 2011! Please be safe and make sure not to drink and drive. Happy New Year!
Check out the article on the Star Advertiser about Kent Untermann opening the new Pictures Plus Home at Kahala Mall, California Closets and the Design Studio on Piikoi St. featuring Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances!
You may have heard the term “Bring the outdoors in” used before in terms of interior design, but what does it mean? Bringing the outdoors in is simple. It can be as easy as painting your walls a certain shade of green to match the grass outside, or it can mean bringing in artwork of plants, trees or a landscape painting inspired by the great outdoors, or you can bring in some fresh cut flowers from your garden. In the picture below you can see a simple and elegant way to bring the outdoors in.
Why bring the outdoors in? Bringing elements of the outdoors into your room through artwork, wall colors or accents can give your room an open feel. Nobody likes to feel trapped indoors. Download and browse through our catalog to find more outdoor inspired artwork, furniture and accents.
The thickness of a frame should enhance the artwork. Generally speaking, use a wide frame on larger art and a thin frame on smaller art. A wide frame adds presence and substance when a large piece is hung over a sofa or mantelpiece. Wide frames tend to feel like part of the artwork. A thin frame will not overwhelm smaller artwork.
When multiple images are framed and grouped on a wall, a thin frame aesthetically looks better. Though there are no rules, a wide frame will do justice to the artwork if it is well chosen. A wider frame can give smaller art a sense of luxury and style. A thin frame can give a larger piece of art a contemporary look.
1″-2″ width frame for frames up to 11×14
2″-3″ width frame for frames up to 16×20
3″-4″ width frame for frames greater than 16×20
Steve Matson is a Hawaii-born artist. He is a pioneer in the use of cutting edge technology in fine art to create breathtaking paintings that are truly moving. “Moving Art”, as Steve calls it, is the fusion of old and new. It’s a painting created with paints, brushes, video and state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar software and computers used to create ground-breaking special effects. All these elements come together in harmony to create the 18,000 painstakingly rendered images that fly by at 24 frames per second to create moving art.
Steve’s first Moving Art painting, Another Day in Paradise, starts off as a sepia tone canvas. The gentle sounds of the rolling waves emerge out of nowhere as an image starts taking shape on the blank canvas. Swaying palm trees, crashing waves, peaceful plumerias and a monolithic tiki all work together to create a scene that’s perfectly sublime. Witness the next “movement” in art at Diamond Head Gallery or at our Kahala Mall Pictures Plus location. Truly moving!