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Interior Decorating Before and After Photos with Canvas Art

by Canvas Press | July 13, 2010

A customer of Canvas Press, John from Florida had a great idea for an interior decorating project with canvas art and sent us the before and after photos along with his story.

It has been a pleasure working with you this first time, and I expect to continue. The outcome is substantially better than I expected. A little background: Last year, we remodeled our family room, leaving a space above the fireplace for a painting up to 32 x 42 inches, with a plan to find the "right" painting either here in Florida or in Europe on one of our trips.

In June we stayed in Paris with family, visited Monet's gardens in Giverny, France one rainy Sunday afternoon. The home is famous for the gardens and water lily ponds, subjects of many of his paintings. We took several point-and-shoot photos of the grandchildren and gardens, one of which I sent to you for printing on canvas.

The results are spectacular!

John took the original image with a Canon A530 Powershot and modified it with Photoshop to remove some people in the shot and add more details and plants in bloom. He then used a painting software to add brush strokes to the image, creating a true 'Monet' feel to his shot of Monet's garden. We printed it as a canvas gallery wrap with mirror border so that we didn't have to crop any of the artwork. John added acrylic gel and varnish to the finished canvas once it arrived to enhance the look of a painting and hung it in the spotlight!

Just like the saying goes, if you want something done right you've got to do it yourself! John's search for the perfect painting led him to create his own. If you have an interior decorating vision with canvas art and just can't seem to find the right art piece, try going out and taking some shots for yourself! It's okay if you aren't tech-savvy or don't have the equipment to do all the enhancements John did on his own. You can let Canvas Press take care of it with our major retouching and OilWorks enhancements. Check out John's interior decorating before and after photos to see the difference!

Before and After

Detail of Painting

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