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I would echo other commenters warnings to avoid copying other people's art without permission--that violates copywriter law.

I do encourage people to make their own art. It takes a bit of courage to try, but is far more rewarding as an experience. You could even get together with some friends and throw an art making potluck party where each person brings different supplies. :)


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3/6/14 01:55 AM

For people considering originals vs prints, one major difference is the texture. Knife paintings and many layered poured acrylic paintings are much nicer than flattened prints of them.


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3/6/14 01:14 AM

As a painter, I have a few tips for leaning original artwork more safely. 1.) Avoid leaning acrylic paintings against each other. Even when protected by varnish, acrylic can stick to acrylic--especially in warmer weather. 2) if you plan to lean a larger canvas, use one with deeper stretcher bars, preferably braced in the back. Thinner wood can warp over time. I like Elaine's ideas about tabletop easels for smaller art.


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