Monday, 11 December 2017

How to get the right art piece and maintaining it

When you have an intention to get an art piece for your new home or even to fill up empty spaces in your offices, lots of questions will start popping in your mind. What is the right size for the wall? How do I clean a painting? Will the colours fade over time? Is it difficult to maintain an art piece? And many more questions. Fret not as we will cover as much as we can to help keep and maintain your painting in the best condition possible in this blog post.

Step 1: Where to display your art piece

The most important point to take note before deciding that this is the perfect spot for your art piece is to make sure that the spot chosen does not have direct sunlight hitting the space intended for your art. You should never display your art under direct sunlight or harsh lighting and especially ultra violet lights. Constant exposure will discolour your paintings and the fading of pigments and dye will affect the colour balance of your painting. So keep this in mind before deciding the perfect wall for your art.


Step 2: Getting the right sized art piece for your wall

Before getting overly excited while gallery hopping for your first art piece, take a step back and grab a measuring tape. The most important part before going shopping for your long awaited art piece, is to first know the dimension of the wall intended for it. If it is going to be a plain empty wall, simple. Just measure the length and height of the wall, note it down somewhere and viola you’re all set to go. If the art piece is going on top of a furniture, measure the length of the furniture and the height from the surface top of the furniture to the ceiling. Also do keep in mind the type of orientation you want for your art piece - vertical or horizontal.

The tip to choosing the right sized art is to choose a piece that will take up two-third or three-fourth of the wall. It sounds overwhelming but there will be no regrets choosing a piece at that size when you see it fitted on your wall. And when choosing art meant to go over furniture, it should be three-fourth the length of the furniture.


Step 3: Hanging the art piece on your wall

Now that you have your art piece and it is ready to go up for you and your guests to enjoy, the general rule of thumb is to hang the art piece approximately 150 to 165cm from the floor to the center of the art if it is going up on an empty wall. Do keep in mind on how you are hanging the art piece as it relates to everything around it so it is best to have someone around to help you support the painting while you spot and guide your helpers to get the art piece to the perfect position.

If you are putting the art piece over a furniture, the art should be hung 15 to 30cm above the surface top or at eye level. And once again it would be best if you had help so that you can guide the art piece into the perfect position.




Step 4: Cleaning and maintaining your art piece 


Before you begin cleaning your precious art pieces, first things first. Check for loose and flaking paint, discolouration and cracks. If your art has shown the symptoms listed, best contact a professional restorer and do not attempt to clean it up yourself. You might cause more damage instead as these are signs of natural aging. Prevention can be taken like using varnishes and proper storage but over the years, natural damage will still naturally appear.

If the painting is all good and still looking gorgeous on your wall, to maintain it is pretty simple. Use soft bristle brushes or micro fabric duster to dust your paintings every four to six months. Key note here is to never use feather duster or brushes with stiff bristles. Using these two items will scratch the surface of the painting. Never use dry or moist cloths as well because moisture might cause loss of paint over time and threads from cloths may catch onto raised areas of the painting.


Hopefully this guide will be helpful in your quest to search for the perfect art piece for your living space. All the best and do drop by the gallery or showroom if you have walls that needs to be filled up!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Daily Updates


L1000 x H1000mm

If you open your eyes very wide and look around you carefully, you will always see a lighthouse which will lead you to the right path! Just watch around you carefully! - Mehmet Murat Ildan

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#oilpainting #lighthousepainting #paintingsinsg 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

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L1200 x H800mm

Have some wall space that needs filling up? Why not try an abstract painting. This painting has brown and orange tones that gives off a neutral feel and would fit well if you have brown walls or furniture in your living space.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#abstractpainting #oilpainting #paintingsinsg #earthytones   

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

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L800 x H800mm

Don't have a furry friend to share your living space with? Why not let this one accompany you? It is ready to brighten up you living space with a touch of fun, cuteness and creativity. Perfect for the living room and common area.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#furryfriendpainting #oilpainting #paintingsinsg

Saturday, 8 July 2017

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L800 x H800mm

Enjoy movie nights with this puppy, enjoying its drink and popcorn. This painting brings some fun to your living space, perfect for the living room, bed room and common area.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#movienightswithpuppy #paintingsinsg #oilpainting #funpaintings


Thursday, 6 July 2017

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L800 x H800mm

The lotus flower is a reminder of the beauty that comes from change, the magic that a new beginning brings, and the seed of potential that's buried in the most unlikely places - J.W.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#lotusflower #oilpainting #paintingsinsg

Sunday, 2 July 2017

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L800 x H800mm

Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud, it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty - Suzy Kassem

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#lotuspainting #oilpainting #paintingsinsg #flowepainting

Saturday, 1 July 2017

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L1200 x H800mm

Liven up your living space with this pastel themed oil painting of flowers. Perfect for the living room, common area and dining room.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#oilpainting #flowerpainting #pastel #lively #paintingsinsg

Friday, 30 June 2017

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L1000 x H1000mm

Remember the first performance you ever watched? Why not reminisce the best moments from that time with this graceful painting of a dancer. It is perfect for the living room and common area.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#oilpainting #paintingsinsg #ballerinapainting #graceful

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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L1000 x H1200mm

Beautiful painting showcasing the grace and elegance of these women. Perfect for the common area.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#oilpainting #paintingsinsg #graceandelegance

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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L600 x H1200mm

Autumn is a second spring when every leave is a flower - Albert Camus

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#autumncolours #oilpaintings #paintingsinsg

Monday, 26 June 2017

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L800 x H1200mm

Calming piece of art work giving your living space a relaxing feel. Perfect for the dinning area, common area and living room.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#oilpainting #calming #nature #paintingsinsg

Sunday, 25 June 2017

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L900 x H1200mm

Beautiful piece of painting which inspires imagination and fantasy, perfect for the common area and living room.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#oilpainting #scenerypainting #paintingsinsg

Saturday, 24 June 2017

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L1200 x H800mm

Beautiful oil painting on aluminium of the city life on a rainy day. Perfect for display at the living room.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#rainycitypainting #paintingonaluminium #paintingsinsg #oilpainting

Friday, 23 June 2017

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L900 x H900mm

Stunning painting of the Aegean Sea featuring on our Father's Day Art Exhibition on Architecture. Do drop by the gallery to see this beautiful work of art by our lovely artist Wang Miao. Exhibition date ends on 24 June.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#oilpainting #architecture #aegeansea #oneandonly

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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L800 x H800mm

Beautiful modern piece with vibrant colours, perfect for brightening up your living space. This piece fits perfectly in the common area and the living room.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#modernpainting #paintingsinsg #splashofcolours #oilpainting

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

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L1600 x H800mm

Need some splash of colour in your living space? This abstract piece is a mixture of warm and cool tones perfect for the common area and living room.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#splashofcolours #oilpainting #abstractpainting #paintingsinsg #customisable 

Monday, 19 June 2017

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L1000 x H1000mm

This beautiful autumn scenery oil painting gives your living space a timeless feel. Perfect for the living room or common area.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

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L800 x H800mm

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend - Bill Watterson

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#dogs #paintingsinsg #oilpainting #bestfriends 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Daily Update

L400 x H1000mm

Interesting piece of painting of alphabets which will fit perfectly in a chilling corner of your living space or even offices.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#oilpainting #alphabets #paintingsinsg #art

Friday, 16 June 2017

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L1400 x H700mm

It's your difference that sets you apart not your similarity, stand out! - Bernard Kelvin Clive

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#greyandredpainting #standingout #paintingsinsg #oilpainting #floralpainting

Thursday, 15 June 2017

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L1000 x H1000mm

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. - Albert Camus

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#mixedmediapainting #paintingsinsg #redtrees #path #oilpainting

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

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L1000 x H1000mm

And the idea of just wondering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss - J.K. Rowling

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#cafepainting #paintingsinsg #oilpainting #oneandonly

Monday, 12 June 2017

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L1000 x H1000mm

Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book - Bill Watterson

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#rainyparis #oilpainting #paintingsinsg #landscape #oneandonly

Sunday, 11 June 2017

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L800 x H1000mm

The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again - Ram Charan.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#sunsetpainting #oilpainting #paintingsinsg 


Saturday, 10 June 2017

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L1200 x H800mm

If the path is beautiful, let us not ask where it leads - Anatole France

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#floralpainting #floralpath #oilpainting #paintingsinsg #decorativeart 

Friday, 9 June 2017

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L1000 x H1000mm

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odourless but all together perfume the air - Georges Bernanos.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#flowermeadow #nature #seaofflowers #paintingsinsg #oilpainting

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

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(L600 x H1500mm) x 3

Holidays are here but the weather is too hot to have fun by the beach. Why not invite your friends over to your place to appreciate this series painting of the sand and sea in the comforts of your own home. Its perfect for the common and living area.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#paintingofthebeach #oilpainting #paintingsinsg #atthecomfortsofyourownhome

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

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L900 x H400mm

Stunning oil painting of the mountain named, Snow with the mountain by our lovely artist, Janet Wang. This majestic statement piece is perfect for the living room in your living space.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#mountainoilpainting #goldenmountain #snowymountain #oilpainting #pantingsinsg #oneandonly

Monday, 5 June 2017

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L900 x H400mm

Beautiful oil painting named The shining night by our lovely artist, Janet Wang. This painting is peaceful and calming, perfect anywhere in your living space.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#goldenpainting #paintingsinsg #shiny #oilpainting #oneandonly

Sunday, 4 June 2017

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L1200 x H900mm

Beautiful oil painting named The sky, mountain and the sea by our lovely artist, Janet Wang. This piece gives your living space a tranquil feel. Perfect for the common and dinning area.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#skymountainandsea #oilpainting #paintingsinsg #tranquil #serene #oneandonly 

Friday, 2 June 2017

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L900 x H900mm

Beautiful oil painting of the mountains named, The Golden Morning, by our lovely artist Janet Wang, is perfect for the living room or common area.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#goldenmountains #scenery #oilpainting #paintingsinsg #majestic #skyandmountain #dailyupdates

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

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L800 x H800mm

Wish you could relax by the beach? Why not bring back one of your own. This serene scenery of the beach gives your living space a calming feel, perfect for the common area or study room.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#beachpainting #oilpainting #dailyupdates #paintingsinsg #beach #sand #calm #relaxing #skyseaandsand #simple

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

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(L400 x H1200mm) x 3

This sweet series of pink flowers gives your living space a little boost of energy and colour. Perfect for the living room, common and dining area.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#pinkflowers #dailyupdates #nature #pink #oilpaintings #paintingsinsg #swayingflowers #seriespaintngs

Monday, 29 May 2017

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L410 x H540mm

These beautiful reindeer pair painted with water colour in shade blue, gives a serene and relaxing feel to the owners and it brightens up the space fitting perfectly in any spot in your living space.


For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#watercolour #dailyupdates #paintingsinsg #nature #relaxing #blue #frameart #decorativeart #animal #reindeer 

Friday, 26 May 2017

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L800 x H800mm

This coffee themed abstract piece gives an interesting touch of fun, perfect for a chilling spot or reading area in your living space.

For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#abstractpainting #coffeethemed #dailyupdates #paintingsinsg #oilpainting #decorativeart

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

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L1000 x H1000mm

This nature scenery landscape piece gives your living space a relaxing feel. Suitable to display in common areas and study rooms.


For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#landscapepaintings #dailyupdates #decorativeart #paintingsinsg #treesandriver #nature #relaxing

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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L800 x H800mm

This beautiful floral painting gives off a neutral feel to your living space, perfect for dining area and common spaces.


For more information visit us at our website at www.livingwithart.com.sg or come down to the gallery and have a chat with our friendly Art Consultants.

#floralpaintings #dailyupdates #paintingsinsg #neautral #decorativeart #oilpainting