Use picture-hanging hooks, rather than heavy nails or screws. The picture hooks go into the wall at an angle, like a cat’s claw. Buy the right hook for your artwork’s weight. There are basically three types. A one-nail picture hook holds 30 pounds or lighter. A two-nail picture hook holds about 50 pounds. A three-nail picture hook holds about 75 to 100 pounds. Use two picture hooks per artwork. This provides security and helps to keep it level over time.
NOTE: Framed prints of my artwork are “printed on demand,” assembled, packaged and shipped within 2-3 business days or your order and arrive “ready to hang” with pre-attached wire, mounting hooks and nails.
Use a level and a ruler to ensure that both picture hooks are aligned. When hanging a single piece center if about 60 inches off the ground, which places it at eye level. When hanging a pair or works, one above the other, threat them as on large picture. Find the center point and use the same 60 inch rule.
For spacing between art on the same wall, generally, use two inches between larger pieces. For smaller you may use and inch and a half between them, above and below each.
When arranging multiple pieces don’t just think in terms of a grid. You may use a “salon installation.” That means a grouping of uneven images or frames. There’s no right or wrong way to do it. Just keep the middle of the group around eye level. It’s something you will feel proportionally. The most important thing is to have fun with it and don’t worry about being perfect.
A lot of my collectors like moving pictures around, adding and exchanging new paintings, just like moving furniture around to freshen things up. And many even have a closet for additional paintings to be rotated with their current wall gallery.
Original paintings and museum quality prints by Linda Mears, Listed Fine Artist, are found in prestigious private collections, galleries, museums, and on various gift and other products worldwide. - Linda is a prolific painter whom is known for her great attention to detail and strength of composition. The combination of her sensitivity along with her technical versatility becomes the vehicle that allows her to express and to invite you to participate in the fascination hidden within each moment of life.