The other day I was asked about Art on Paper ... what exactly is it and why do artists use it for paintings?
A pretty good question so I felt I should do a post on it.
So Art on Paper is just that... A painting on paper, painting on paper has actually been around since the 2nd Century in China where paper was invented.
After paper made it's way to Europe and was produced/manufactured obviously it was used for various purposes but Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque started experimenting and creating with paper for their Artwork by creating collage which is the layering of paper onto paper to create thick creations of art, aka Mixed Media.
Today the Artist creates with the preferred methods or products of their choice and more often than not includes a variety of products on one paper painting. So for example aside from paint I may use paint pens or different types of mediums for a particular affect.
There are pro's and con's with Original Artwork on Paper but I think it's all a matter of personal preference.
The most popular reason why my clients purchase my Paintings on Paper is price and versatility. The cost of quality Artist paper is much more affordable than that of cotton canvas also Art on Paper can be framed in just about any type of frame from a very expensive frame to a very simple affordable frame depending on the size and the look your going for.
For further reading on buying Original Artwork on Paper I added this article from Christie's . If you have more questions about paintings on paper just contact me.
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