Yellow Boat - Simply Beautiful

by Focus Gallery in ,


A simple, vibrant yellow dory in on the beach in Brewster attracts many admirers and photographers in this area. Gallery artists Alison Shaw and Steve Koppel have captured the dory in several different styles.  These have become some of our best selling prints, framed in our white or black gallery frames or a matte silver.  A beautiful touch of Cape Cod for any home!


FIREPLACE TIPS (We've Done a Few!)

by Focus Gallery


Fireplaces continue to be a prominent feature of  living rooms, great rooms, dining rooms  - even bedrooms and kitchens in many of the homes we visit.   The artwork over the fireplace has a featuring role as well!  After working with hundreds of clients to find that "perfect" piece, here are some tips we can offer:

SHAPE MATTERS

Determine the best shape and size needed based on the space above the mantel.  

For higher ceilings, choose a large vertical or square piece to best fill the area.   Hang 6-8 inches above the fireplace so that the eye is drawn to the artwork and fireplace together.

For higher ceilings, choose a large vertical or square piece to best fill the area.   Hang 6-8 inches above the fireplace so that the eye is drawn to the artwork and fireplace together.

If ceiling height is an issue, choose a panorama with a narrow mat and frame to fill the area.

If ceiling height is an issue, choose a panorama with a narrow mat and frame to fill the area.

CONSIDER LIGHTING AND MANTEL USE

Sconces (or other lighting fixtures), candles, or other objects displayed on a mantel  should be consider when choosing the appropriate shape, size and positioning of the artwork.

There should be some "breathing space" between the artwork and sconces or other objects surrounding it on the wall.  

There should be some "breathing space" between the artwork and sconces or other objects surrounding it on the wall.

 

Also consider objects on the mantel when determining how high to install artwork.

Also consider objects on the mantel when determining how high to install artwork.

CONSIDER THE BACKGROUND

Choose artwork and framing to enhance and complement the surrounding surface.  In this example, the neutral soft colors in the photograph are a match to the colors in the stonework.

Choose artwork and framing to enhance and complement the surrounding surface.  In this example, the neutral soft colors in the photograph are a match to the colors in the stonework.

The tones in the wooden deck on the boat shown in this photograph are a great match to the wooden beams throughout this room.

The tones in the wooden deck on the boat shown in this photograph are a great match to the wooden beams throughout this room.

CHOOSE FOR LOVE!

All tips aside, pick artwork that you love to look at as you sit in front of your fireplace.  The "right" artwork is a personal choice and is something you will treasure for years to come.

 

 

All prints shown here are from the FOCUS Gallery collection and these are our clients' homes!   We are happy to discuss your needs and try to help you find a match for your home.

 

 

 


MICHAEL KAHN - "Over the Dunes"

by Focus Gallery


We're very excited to welcome back gallery artist, Michael Kahn, for an appearance at our Chatham Gallery.  Michael's newly released book "Over the Dunes" will be available and many of the photographs featured in the book will be on display.  Please join us!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

BOOK SIGNING AND MEET THE ARTIST

2:00-4:00 p.m.   and 6:00-8:00 p.m.