How you frame your artwork is extremely important. The frame around your art has a few functions. First it makes it possible to hang your art on the wall and it adds a finishing touch, but most important, it enhances the artwork and makes your picture pop.
There are a few things to consider when you're framing a picture:
What color are the walls where you want to hang your framed artwork? When choosing a mat and frame you'll want to consider the colors already in the room where you're going to hang it, so the finished piece will look like it belongs in the room.
Does it need matting? Matting is an important part of framing, it's not always a needed element, but some pieces must have matting. If you don't know for sure, you definitely want to talk to a professional.
What color in the picture do you want to highlight? Choosing the best mat color for your artwork is just as important as the frame you choose. How you present your art or picture is a personal preference, but you'll also want to consider the colors already in the room.
Choosing the frame... Style, texture & color are all important to consider when selecting a frame. By subtling repeating colors and textures in the picture (not too much), you'll enhance the artwork with a custom finishing touch.
What kind of glass or glazing do you want? Did you know there are several different types of glass? Each type of glass has specific qualities, most of which are only available for custom framing where conservation or anti-reflective coatings are important to preserve your photos or artworks.
At Thornebrook Gallery we offer professional framing services with over 40 years of experience. We help you every step of the way to select the best materials that'll make your artwork stand out like you've never seen before. And working with a professional doesn't mean it has to break the bank, we work within any budget.
Here at Thornebrook Gallery we are carefully following the COVID-19 recommendations and guidelines by being closed to the public, however we are still here to fulfill your needs, person by person. No matter what you want, we’re here to help you find the special gift or make arrangements to get what you want and frame your artwork, hang it on your wall or move it to a different wall. All you have to do is call or email us, pay over the phone and come pick it up…we’ll even carry it out to your car. It’s that easy!
In the quiet moments, we’re keeping busy freshening up the gallery. Colleen has cleaned up the framing studio, Dave is painting walls and receiving new merchandise and Chitra is adding new products to the website and writing blogs. By the way, our website is looking good and is fully functional, many products even have an option to pick up at the store. Please visit us at www.thornebrookgallery.com.
If we can help you in any way, call us at 352-378-4947. Or, email us at email@example.com.
Please stay safe!
Some very challenging times are upon us. The biggest challenge may be staying motivated, positive and productive while self-isolating at home. Here's a list of ideas that may help fill in your daily schedule.
Start writing a memoir or journal - Whether you write about your life or your daily achievements and struggles, writing helps sort through the emotions and thoughts to make sense of how to make them useful in your life.
Relax and enjoy some downtime - Now's the time to take advantage of the extra time on your hands to do the things you never have time for. Whether it's exercise, taking a nap, a relaxing bath or reading a book.
Take a FREE online class - Keep your mind engaged. For instance, the Museum of Modern Art in New York is offering free online classes, open to the public. There are so many free classes out there, search a little and you're sure to find one to suit your interests.
Do some gardening - Digging in the dirt always makes me feel happy that I've accomplished something I've been putting off. I ask myself, "Why don't I just begin?" Sometimes beginning a project is the hardest part, though the rest of it takes on a life of its own.
Spring cleaning around the house - Spring cleaning can be overwhelming, so if you need some help getting started, this book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo does just what it says...life changing magic.
Daily Meditation - Whether it's 15 minutes or 45, taking time for regular meditation will increase
10 minute Morning Yoga - When a long yoga class is hard to get through, a 10 minute class every day works wonders. This is a great YouTube class...10 Minute Morning Yoga for 30 Days.
Read a good book - Do you have a pile of books you'd like to read, but you never seem to have the time? Now's your opportunity! Dive in!
Learn to cook new preparations - Being isolated for so long has been a motivator for me to get creative with cooking. Look up new recipes, try different things, have fun with it.
Start a vegetable garden - A raised bed garden is a good way to get started on a vegetable or flower garden. Root Pouch's are an easy way to create your raised bed garden, quickly and inexpensive. They are available in various sizes online or at Home Depot.
Go for a walk or bicycle ride - Exercise is so important for physical and mental health. Schedule in a daily 1/2 to 1 hour of your favorite exercise and see what a difference it makes.
Work on a hobby or start a new one - Knitting, sewing, woodworking whatever your interest may be, get creative!
Call friends and relatives - Check in with friends and relatives to see how they're doing. Receiving a call from someone can make all the difference
Volunteer to make face masks - Gainesville Covid Masks can use volunteers to help make face masks, click here to sign up. You can also order free masks on the same site.
Paint a room - It's a lot of fun finding the colors you love and exploring new options. Here's a handy link to make it easier.
Organize your photos - With extra time on your hands, whether your photos are digital or hard copy, now's the time to dive in and organize them.
Of course, whatever you decide to do with your time, the most important things to remember are:
We look forward to seeing you when the quarantine is over!
Try a new take on "natural" colors with a palette inspired by water and sky. Natural Neutrals is a combination of a pale sky blue, cloud white, misty denim blue, and silvery gray
Other cool colors pair nicely with the Natural Neutrals palette. You can also throw in a pop of orange or more intense blues to mix it up. You can also try creating contrast with texture in the same color scheme
Trish Beckham, Susan Dauphinee and Robert Stebleton all paint with palettes that work perfectly with Natural Neutrals.
This uplifting combination of coral, a peachy shade of blush, navy, and light turquoise are so versatile. They work beautifully for a minimalist design theme, with nautical decor, or for more luxurious sensibilities.
Have fun with patterns and textures. All it takes is a couple of delightful statement pieces set against a highly pigmented accent wall and you're on your way!
Hope Barton, Margaret Tolbert, and Laura Adams Wilson all create artwork that is absolutely perfect with this type of color palette.
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Thornebrook Gallery has been north Florida's premier art gallery and custom picture framing establishment for more than 30 years. We're honored to be a part of your personal experience of finding fine art, craft and jewelry that expresses your tastes and personality. Whether you're looking to collect your next piece of art or fine craft, find an original piece of artisan jewelry, or in need of a framing specialist to beautifully protect your investment, we are at your service with options to suit any taste and budget.