Pros & Cons of Each Type of Art I Create

Pros & Cons of Each Type of Art I Create

Acrylic Canvas Paintings

My original acrylic paintings are the bread and butter of Creatively Chosen. The heart behind these collections is inspiration from our faith ... to bring beautiful paintings into our homes/places we dwell, that gently point us to God. My favorite thing about acrylic paintings is the smooth look and bold, deep colors. 

PROS 

  • They are one of a kind and unique. I do not offer reprints of any originals right now. 
  • Each painting is guaranteed quality. Original paintings are not pixelated or filled with dull colors like reprints in commercial stores can be. 
  • Original works are layered with paint, wrapped around a wooden frame (usually 1.5"-2") and sometimes displayed in a wooden frame. All of this depth adds to the room it is in and draws the eye into the space. 
  • A great option for a statement piece. I love statement pieces above fireplaces, on walls above dinning room tables, in foyers when walking into a home, above a bed or nice piece of furniture like a dresser. 

CONS

  • They are released only a couple times of year and sometimes hard to acquire.
  • Priced at a higher rate, these are an investment. Usually I would say this is an absolute pro, but it does require saving up if you do not have the money up front.

Watercolor Paper Paintings

My watercolor art is a second love of mine! I love the loose flow of colors created when mixing with water. I rarely release watercolor originals on paper, but when I do it's a special treat to do so! 

PROS

  • They are one of a kind and unique. I do not offer reprints of any original watercolors right now. 
  • Each painting is guaranteed quality. Original paintings are not pixelated or filled with dull colors like reprints in commercial stores can be. 
  • They are very versatile since most paper works are smaller in size. You can frame them and add them to shelves, wall collages, or depict them in nooks/alcoves. 
  • They are more affordable than original acrylic paintings. 
  • They work great as gifts bringing the recipient a thoughtful, crafted, one of a kind, affordable piece of art!

CONS

  • These are hard to obtain since I do not release original watercolors often.

Prints + Stationary 

My prints and stationary items are created to give you easy access to artwork and provide quick, great gifts for all occasions. All prints have one of my hand painted watercolor creations. I have watercolored different elements and created a "print" or "stationary" item on the computer combining these elements together. This is also where I categorize invitations. Every invitation is a print of one of my original watercolors.

PROS

  • These items make great gifts!
  • Quick & affordable! Shipping is usually within 5-7 business days.
  • Stationary items are more personalized than generic notes from a store.
  • Prints can be used as general artwork or for specific occasions. Some examples are Guardian Angel for kids rooms, Eucharist prints for First Communion or gifts for priests, Mother of God print for Mother's Day, etc.
  • Art filled invitations make your event unique, memorable and (in my opinion) next level!

CONS

  • These are not original works of art.
  • Not as unique since many are sold.
  • Art filled invitations can be pricer than generic ones.

Custom Works of Art

I love creating an even more unique piece of art for you aside from my original works. That means, you tell me all about this special piece you have been dreaming up and I make it happen! I am always very honored to serve you with custom projects.

PROS

  • You get to create the work of art yourself and I bring it to life.
  • We can collaborate on the work of art you want by brainstorming together to create this special piece. 
  • I get to be challenged with my skills by the unique items you want in your piece.
  • It is very gratifying for me to bring your vision to life. Commissions always have so much heart and meaning behind them.

CONS

  • These are priced at a higher rate than collection release items. 
  • It takes time to make this special piece. Sometimes 2-3 months.

Digital Design

I'll go ahead and call this a "secret" love of mine! I don't advertise this on my website, but I absolutely love and enjoy digital design work. While this could range from web design, logos, branding templates and so forth, my favorite type of digital design is websites!

PROS

  • If you chose to have me design or maintain your website, you have access to me 24/7 instead of working with a commercial firm managing your digital needs. Sometimes that means you work with a team of people instead of one person.
  • Quicker turn around time than a normal firm. 
  • Competitive pricing.

CONS

  • Although I have digital design skill, I do not spend extra time learning the newest digital design hoops and ropes. If you are looking for something extra complex, I probably won't be the right fit. But, don't hesitate to ask.

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