by Janet Glatz
The art display below is neat, well organized, and the art is beautiful. So what's the problem?
If you were an art buyer looking to choose something for your home, would you find it easy for your eye to differentiate one from another? Would you be thrown off by the colors being so close together? I believe I would.
Buyers' attention is already overwhelmed by long rows of white tents filled with colorful art creations of all types and sizes. They often have to compete with a group of people already in your display to view your work. When they walk into your tent, you can almost hear them sigh if the display is nicely spaced and organized.
In the image below, you'll see that the paintings are widely spaced for impact. There is plenty of room to view each one as if it were all by itself.
Yes, it is a temptation to display all you can in that tent--from top to bottom, in the corners, and all. But I'm going to suggest that nobody spends much time looking at a piece of art that is crammed into a dark corner or hung so low they have to bend over to view it.
Try to stop yourself from thinking that this display looks sparse and bare. Think of it like a gallery; let your works get the attention they deserve. Sure, you could hang these pictures a bit higher and hang a second row without compromising the effect too much. Just remember to group like with like regarding shape and size.