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Paintings are a vital part of decorating and adding interest to your home. We buy an artwork because we fall in love with it, want to add a talking point to our home, set a mood or because the painting has a special meaning for us. Art is a wonderful way to compliment your existing decor and can provide a focal point in a room. If you want to invest in an artwork which will stand the test of time, it might be best to choose a piece which will work in most colour schemes. 

It's a good idea to start with a neutral or white base to your bedroom. It gives the illusion of spaciousness, which is always a plus! With a neutral wall colour, it’s easier to employ other colours through your artwork and furniture for small pops of colour and to stop the space from looking too sterile. Perhaps light and bright colours for a summer beach theme. Rather than one big statement piece, consider a gallery group or pairs of beach paintings to fill bigger spaces.

For a bedroom you may want to choose something which is calming, but for the rest of the house you might prefer something more fun, eye catching or dramatic.

You may want to choose some of the colours of your decor, but there's no need for an exact colour match, for example, varying shades of blue, turquoise and aqua all go well together in a coastal theme.

A beach painting can add the finishing touch to a room, add a contrasting splash of colour or tone with our present colour scheme.

Many of my Beach Paintings have a joyful theme which I hope portrays my love of beach life.

Grouping your paintings:

Paintings can be framed with a simple, wide frame without glass or mat board and be placed on the wall in an attractive group. It’s best not to hang a small painting on a large wall.  It will look better centred between two windows or furniture. Don’t hang your artwork too high, it should be approximately at eye level. If you want an unframed painting to appear larger, you could add a wide mat board and a narrow surround frame. There is no need to frame a stretched canvas unless you have a home filled with antiques and desire a more formal look. 

It is a good idea to have a practice lay-out with pieces of paper on the floor to see the effect. One way to have a balanced look is to have the centres of the paintings in a horizontal line. They can also be placed vertically on the wall with their centres lined up. If the paintings are all the same shape and size, they can be lined up evenly. If you are grouping your pictures, give the most important painting a central position. With a large group of paintings, it’s well worth grouping them on the floor first before hanging. A single painting should be placed in the centre of the wall if it is above a piece of furniture.

Beach paintings and seascapes make special and unique gifts which create memories lasting a life time.

Testimonials for Jan Matson:

'Breathtaking' for this humbled viewer! Jan... I bow to the master!!!!Beautiful as one could ever hope! FAV! (R.J.)
'There isn't a piece of your work I wouldn't be thrilled with...each one more lovely than the next. You are a great talent. Thank you so very much!! (Tracey)
So happy with this beautiful little painting! Have purchased before, and am always so happy with the beautiful, colorful paintings. A wonderful artist and shop!
Just love these sweet slice of life paintings.
I liked these so much, I bought all three! I am happy that I did.
So glad I found these paintings. Happy and beautiful!
Beautiful treasure! Very, very pleased.
Absolutely beautiful! You are sooo talented! Thank you very much for another happy painting! :)
Beautiful & fun painting! Brings happiness!
Your work is quite lovely and I look forward to buying more pieces in the future.
I love this painting. It is full of fun. Better in person even.
The intricate detail is awesome
Now have 10 of Jan's works on my walls. Very happy. They are brilliant!
Your painting brings back many fond memories of swimming between those flags
Beautiful painting Jan. It will be treasured for decades!

A diagram of five pieces of blue paper to give a practice lay out of how paintings will appear in a group on the wall.
A panorama beach painting displayed on a wall above a cabinet. The painting features colourful beach umbrellas and people relaxing at the beach.
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