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Art Investment - Making Money in art
Australian Art Collector magazine offers some Top Tips, collected from art advisers:
- Educate yourself
- Choose a direction for your collection
- Consider the longevity of an artist’s career
- Always buy quality – the best painting by the best artist you can afford
- Differentiate between critical and commercial prestige
- Establish a budget – and a vision to complement it
- Look after your collection
- Make time for your collection
When you are ready to buy, use these general purchasing guidelines:
* Set yourself a budget
* Buy what you like
* Buy a good name (see below on "What to Look for in an artist")
* Buy from a reputable source
ART EQUITY writes: "The recent global financial crisis has demonstrated the need for diversification in a traditional investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and property. A diversified portfolio reduces overall risk and with an allocation of tangible assets like art,
is likely to be less volatile. Art tends not to fluctuate as much as the stock market and art investment portfolios can provide strong income streams in addition to potential long term capital growth.
Art, bought wisely, continues to demonstrate its capacity as a strong long term alternative and store of wealth.
Art is a finite commodity and if bought well, its value can increase significantly over time. The secret is of course
buying wisely. Investment lies in the quality."
What to look for in the Artist
Artwork of Cynthia Hargraves
With the current down turn of the economic market investors have the best time to invest in artwork at the best possible price. Consider the artwork of Cynthia Hargraves.
- About her
- View her extensive unique commissioned artwork which sells nationally and internationally
- Her popularity and professional dedication to her artwork has her artwork highly visible around the world
- Many of her original art pieces are held in private collections world wide
- Currently her artwork is very affordable but this will not last.
- Explore her website now and consider the worthiness of this art investment.
The Official Portrait Artists Painting Gallery can be found by clicking below to view best portrait paintings commissions.
Photos to Paintings - Some commissioned Art for Sale paintings Family,Children,Pet Portraits and Paintings....
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I always prefer to paint from a live model in my studio but as many of my subjects are deceased this cannot always be achieved. Even children cannot sit still long enough for a painting and so must rely on photos.
When clients are having trouble taking that special photo they can visit my studio and allow me to organise the backdrop,setting and take the photos. I then copy these photos onto a cd for them to take home and consider at their leisure before making the decision.
Some ideas on taking the best portrait photo can be viewed by clicking this click this Link
Art Portraits Paintings-Contemporary Canvas oil portraits paintings,pastel portraits,charcoal or watercolour portraits for all occasions
Canvas Portrait Art Painter :Commissioned portraits for adults,babies,children,teenagers and pets are available in oil painting portraits or pastel painting portraits or charcoal portraits.Selecting the best top portrait painter to create your commission is an important decision. Canvas Art Oil Portrait Paintings of single corporate portraits and institutions are also available as are family groups and group corporate portraits. Portraits are usually portrayed in a realistic representational style but can be tailored to meet the requirements of the client. Whether your desired portrait is for a wedding, memorial, anniversary, birthday, graduation, gift, or just for interior decorating it will be able to be kept as a professional quality heirloom.
Portraits Artist - Children's Portraits
The best childrens or family portrait painter is important to commission as Memorable Portraits mark the milestones in a child's development from babies and children through to teenagers and adults. Birthday parties,weddings,first day at school,graduations,their first pet-dog or cat,sports or academic achievements can be made a momentos occasion with a heirloom portrait that can be kept for posterity. Often times photos fail to capture all that needs to be said about the child as in their hobbies,interests and endearing habits. Where a photo of a family often fails to capture all the children in the best expressions a group portrait easily expresses the loving unity of a family.
Art for Sale of Best Quality Portrait Paintings - Custom Oil,Pastel Portraits
Personal wedding portraits commissions hold great meaning and are very memorable and sentimental. Although many of my portraits commissions are held in private collections many more have recieved awards for their appeal. Selecting the right setting for the portrait in the best light and capturing the greatest expression that typifies the subject is often impossible to do in photos. Often the portrait subject/subjects must sit for the artist to let the artist understand their nature and do many colour studies and sketches for the painting to be at its best. Then photos can then be used as a back stop for the collection of ideas and positions.All paintings are done in the highest professional quality materials and whether choosing oils,pastels or charcoal for the commission no painting will be sold unless the client is fully satisfied with the workmanship. So whether you are commissioning a picture for a wedding gift,corporate art,birthday, unique baby shower, family group,pet portrait or simply using it as a collectible or interior decorating idea to decorate your home you will have a portait to keep worthy of any gallery.