How to create your own national portrait gallery set up at home?
This time of year can be a busy time for us all, but there are many great resources to help us keep our homes in style and decorate our home in style too!
We all love a good paintbrush, so let’s get started!
Here’s a selection of ideas to help you create a national portrait art gallery set-up at home that you can enjoy for the holidays!
First, you need to decide on the colours you want to go with.
You can use black, white or grey for your portraits.
This is because you can always go back to the painting when you’re done.
Next, pick a colour palette for your portrait.
If you’re going to use a painting by Barry Bison as a base, this will help you pick out the colours that you want.
For example, if you want a portrait of the Queen, this would be your starting colour.
If not, you can go for a colour mix of the colours used for the previous portraits.
Lastly, choose the size of the painting.
The size of your portrait should be something you can reach with one hand.
For this example, a medium sized painting would be about 1.25 metres by 1.5 metres.
If you’re painting an object, like a sofa, then you’ll want to choose a colour that suits that object.
For a portrait, this could be grey for a table, white for a chair or yellow for a bed.
For more information about colours for your national portrait, you might want to check out our guide on what colours to choose for your next national portrait.
Once you’ve picked your colours, you’ll need to start the painting by taking the canvas to the base of your wall.
Next, use a paintbrush to add the colour.
Paint the brush at a small angle so that it reaches all the way across the canvas.
Next you can remove the brush and add the next colour.
Then you can paint the last colour, using the same paintbrush and starting at the base.
It’s important that you start with the first colour as you can get more of a sense of the way your painting is going.
If your paintings look good, you’re almost done!
You can add some highlights and shadows and make your portrait more unique.