Sunday Newsletter

If you are one of our lucky subscribers, you’ve been privy to a lot of great content that we put together every week. Over the past two years, we have worked on developing a newsletter that you want to open and many of our subscribers have shared with us that they look forward to the newsletter every Sunday!

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In our newsletters, we feature:

  • Hanging Tips
  • Information on wading through all the jargon associated with Framing
  • Suggestions on how to build a collection
  • Curating Tips
  • Behind-the-scenes photos from artist studios
  • Images of works in progress
  • Stories from our artists on their technique and inspiration
  • Invitations to upcoming events
  • Special sales

…and as always, an email filled with beautiful new artwork or specially curated collections!

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Caring For your Art

Here at Crescent Hill Gallery, our artists use the highest quality acrylics and oils. These paints will retain their colour and vibrancy for a long time; according to the CCI (Canadian Conservation Institute), an acrylic or oil painting left in direct sunlight for 8 hours will not show signs of fading for 30-50 years.

However, it is best to take certain precautions when dealing with your artwork as they are on either a wooden stretcher and canvas, or on board.

1. Frame the Artwork

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Wood ‘breathes’ even after cut, and will expand and contract with fluctuations in humidity. To save yourself the expense of having a painting warp and need to be re-stretched (a cost of several hundreds of dollars), frame your painting in a simple floater frame. This will give is space behind the work and help maintain the stretchers shape.

2. Hang the Art Directly on the Wall

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A painting leaning above a fireplace or on a shelf will slowly warp towards the wall, creating a concave shape to the stretcher. For tips on hanging your art, check out our blog post:
https://blog.crescenthill.com/2015/06/04/hanging-tip-and-tricks

3. Choose an Interior Wall

Exterior facing walls can also be problematic as they are exposed to more fluctuations. A frame and bump-ons stuck to the back of the frame will help air circulate around the piece.
If you have work on exterior walls or above fireplaces, make sure to check them every few months for signs change.

4. Be Careful when Cleaning

Dust can act as an abrasive force on your painting, so make sure to dust your painting with a feather duster or, preferably, a clean sable brush. To clean the inside edges of your floater frame, a Q-tip fits nicely between the space of the frame and painting.

5. Lighting

Although the high quality of paints used by our artists minimizes any concerns of light damage to the artwork, there are lighting options that are better for the art than others. Our blog post “When to Shine a Light or Not” explains the safest options:
https://blog.crescenthill.com/2015/10/03/when-to-shine-a-light-or-not

6. For those who want to learn more:

McMichael Art Gallery offers a concise and insightful write up for caring for your art, including more delicate works such a historical paintings and works on paper:
http://mcmichael.com/artwork.cfm

They suggest using incandescent lamps to protect work IF they are low wattage or on a dimmer. Incandescent lamps do emit a lot of heat which can degrade fabric and paper. LED lighting emits less heat and UV, while allowing you to view larger spectrum of colours and see more details. Some argue that the warm tone of incandescent bulbs is more suitable for paintings as they do not cast a hard white tone on the work.

If you have any concerns about your work, your first and most trusted source should be the Canadian Conservation Institute:

https://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/resources-ressources/agentsofdeterioration-agents…

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Upcoming Exhibition at Crescent Hill Gallery.

Join Crescent Hill Gallery on September 24th anytime from 10am – 8pm for coffee and light snacks, and be among the first to view Ma’s inaugural Ontario solo show.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Min Ma Solo Show: Canadian Landscapes

Online Preview and Pre-Sale: September 24th at Noon

Runs until October 22nd

 

MISSISSAUGA – Last year we sampled the delightful vibrancy of Min Ma’s jewel-toned miniatures. After much anticipation we are thrilled to present his stunning work in larger formats that are sure to create a huge impact! After a series of well-received, and in some cases sold out, shows in British Columbia Min Ma has put together an inspired collection of beautiful new artwork for his first solo show in Ontario! Often praised for his clarity of tone and energetic brushwork, we can see his love for the raw Canadian wilderness take shape. His expressive compositions show the awe that Ma must have felt when he laid eyes on the sublime beauty of the Rockies for the first time!

Min Ma was born in 1955 and educated in China where his creative instinct and talent was self-recognized early, but difficult to develop under the new political climate of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. As is often the case during uncertain times, civil unrest is a sobering reality that stifles creativity and closes universities, as it did all across China. As a young boy with a fierce desire to draw and no classes available to take, Ma quickly learned to use the world around him as his teacher. There were no art galleries in China at the time, so he practiced his technique on the image of Chairman Mao, as well as what he observed around the neighbourhood in his day to day life. After several years, the revolution started losing momentum, and while centres for higher learning hadn’t reopened, a three-year painting program opened up and Ma seized his chance. Eventually he had his opportunity to shine at university, and was one of only 15 students accepted into the fine arts program, where his eyes were opened to, literally, a world of art.

Finding that he was deeply influenced by western art, Ma traveled to Canada and longed to absorb the effects of North American landscape and the way artists in this part of the world sought to interpret it. He now calls White Rock, BC his home and is constantly in amazement of the power and beauty of the landscape.

This highly anticipated exhibition will be on display in the main showroom at Crescent Hill Gallery in Mississauga from September 24th through October 22nd. The online preview gallery will go live at noon for pre-sales on the opening day, September 24th!

 

Crescent Hill Gallery proudly celebrates the works and talents of living Canadian artists. Exquisite works of art are offered in oil, acrylic and encaustic, and are further enhanced by Crescent Hill Gallery’s award-winning custom framing. For the past 25 years, the Gallery has been instrumental in bringing enjoyment and beauty into the homes of its discerning patrons. Satisfying a broad price spectrum, Crescent Hill Gallery offers a solid cross-section of work created by both emerging and well-known artists.

Visitor Information:

Crescent Hill Gallery is located in the Home and Design Plaza beside Benjamin Moore Paint at 2575 Dundas Street West (just east of Winston Churchill Boulevard) in Mississauga, Ontario L5K 2M6. http://www.crescenthill.com/

 

For more events, visit their event page at http://www.crescenthill.com/events

 

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The Art of a Home Consultation.

Crescent Hill Gallery prides itself on having thoughtful and knowledgeable staff, capable in giving sound advice on what art work would look best for any home. We take the time to get to know our clients tastes – likes and dislikes, from texture to subject matter – and can easily navigate the thousands of works we have to find the perfect match.

Unsure what might look best in your home? Questioning what size would look best? We offer both in-home and virtual consultations to make your purchase what it should be – a joy!

So what makes for a perfect home consultation? It’s simple. Have a conversation with us! We want to hear all about your space, how you or your designer has worked towards creating it, what you’d like to see there, and what type of art you really love!

You can visit the gallery and walk around with us, pointing out things that inspire you or send us images or your favourite works. We will then look through our extensive database and choose a selection of works we feel you will love and even a few we know you won’t, just so we can make sure we are on the right track! These works will be delivered to you by one of our friendly art consultants who will discuss each piece with you and help place the work in various spots in your home. There is no pressure to purchase right away. We insist you try the work out for a few days and see what it is like in the space because different lighting can truly affect the colour and feel of a work!

We can also provide framing samples so you can perfectly match or complement the piece and your room! The frame of the painting below was chosen during a home consultation so that our client had the work and frame ready without having to travel back and forth to the gallery.

When you’ve chosen your work, we will professionally install it for you free of charge. If you have other paintings or framed photos in your home that you are looking to have hung, we can also install those works at a special fixed rate.

Why not start now by checking out our our Pinterest board and our artists’ gallery? You will find some links below to help guide you!

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This gorgeous Vladan looks like it was painted for the space! The frame was chosen to complement the wood and metal trim of a side table that was also in the room.

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If you are unsure how the size will work in your space, we can bring multiple pieces for you to try. This mixed media work by Emilija Pasagic looks great unframed and fits exactly how the client envisioned.

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By getting a sense of your home and your style, we can suggest which painters’ work would look best in your space. This commissioned piece by Bill Saunders adds to the stately ambiance of this office.

For more images of our paintings in the home, visit our Pinterest board Art in Situ.

Some of our most popular artists include Maya Eventov, Mark Berens, Marie-Claude Boucher, Harold Braul, Alekandra, Michael Rozenvain and Elizabeth Lennie. Check out all of our artists here.

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Hanging Tips and Tricks

To make quick work of the task of hanging your new art, we’ve compiled some helpful guidelines to follow so you can get to enjoying your vacation a lot sooner!

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Hanging your artwork with precision, rather than by-eye, not only gives your collection a more polished look, but it is also more naturally appealing to rest your eyes on even lines and square angles.

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At the gallery, we use 60″, the height of average eye-level from the floor to the center point of your artwork to hang our work. Heights vary, and so for optimal viewing of your collection, you may need to adjust the measurement to your own comfort.

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An alternative way to hang artowrk without using a wire on the back of the painting is to use D-rings and angled wall hangers.

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For this method, you install the two D-rings into the back of the painting, making sure they are level with each other.

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Then, using the measuring methods described above to figure out the ideal placement of the angled wall hangers. Make sure to measure the distance between the two D-rings on the back of the painting for the distance of the two angled wall hooks as well as the correct height for the painting.

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Awaiting Summer’s Blooms with Julia Klimova

With the warmer weather finally here, we’re looking forward to all the spring flowers that will be coming up, as well as the brilliant blooms of summer.  To celebrate, here are some of our newest works by Julia Klimova!

Sun Drop Oil on Canvas  36x30"

Sun Drop
Oil on Canvas 36×30″

Lilac Oil on Canvas  40x48"

Lilac
Oil on Canvas 40×48″

Magnolia Oil on Canvas  40x30"

Magnolia
Oil on Canvas 40×30″

Bouquet With Fruits Oil on Canvas   40x40"

Bouquet With Fruits
Oil on Canvas 40×40″

Celebration of Summer Oil on Canvas   30x60"

Celebration of Summer
Oil on Canvas 30×60″

 

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Finding a New Perspective With Miguel Freitas

We have exciting news! Miguel Freitas just brought us some stunning new pieces, and we’re thrilled to show them off!  While they look great in the photos, they are even better in person, so be sure to come to Crescent Hill to see them soon!

Morning Brew Acrylic on Board   36x24"

Morning Brew
Acrylic on Board 36×24″

Summer Thoughts Acrylic on Board   26x42"

Summer Thoughts
Acrylic on Board 26×42″

Shimmering Shadows Acrylic on Board   26x44"

Shimmering Shadows
Acrylic on Board 26×44″

Boathouse II Acrylic on Board   26x42"

Boathouse II
Acrylic on Board 26×42″

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A Stroll in the Park

We have a few more lovely paintings by Harold Braul today!  Their settings seem perfect for this first day of Spring, with the overcast skies and bare trees.  We hope you all got a chance to pop outside and enjoy the day!

Scarecrow Oil on Canvas 30x24"

Scarecrow
Oil on Canvas 30×24″

Park Series Oil on Canvas 40x60"

Park Series
Oil on Canvas 40×60″

Park Series Oil on Canvas 36x48"

Park Series
Oil on Canvas 36×48″

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Awaiting Spring with Maya Eventov

We have lovely new collections of paintings by Maya Eventov today, and her floral piece has us very eager for spring to come!  Come by Crescent Hill to view these stunning works in person to brighten your day.

Look To the Skies Acrylic on Canvas 40x40"

Look To the Skies
Acrylic on Canvas 40×40″

Dancing in the Dark Acrylic on Canvas  72x48"

Dancing in the Dark
Acrylic on Canvas 72×48″

Relax Acrylic on Canvas 36x48"

Relax
Acrylic on Canvas 36×48″

Crimson Heights Acrylic on Canvas 48x36"

Crimson Heights
Acrylic on Canvas 48×36″

Journey Acrylic on Canvas 36x48"

Journey
Acrylic on Canvas 36×48″

Summer Blooms Acrylic on Canvas  48x30"

Summer Blooms
Acrylic on Canvas 48×30″

Late At Night Acrylic on Canvas 48x24"

Late At Night
Acrylic on Canvas 48×24″

Night Birch Acrylic on Canvas 24x48"

Night Birch
Acrylic on Canvas 24×48″

Jewels of the Forest Acrylic on Canvas 30x60"

Jewels of the Forest
Acrylic on Canvas 30×60″

Rubies in the Sky Acrylic on Canvas 40x40"

Rubies in the Sky
Acrylic on Canvas 40×40″

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Winter Sun – New Work by Mark Berens

We have a lovely new collection of works by Mark Berens in the gallery, and they reflect today’s weather perfectly! Fresh snow, bright sunshine, with warm thoughts of spring ahead!

Autumn Spawning Grounds Oil on Board     40x40"

Autumn Spawning Grounds
Oil on Board 40×40″

December Escarpment Oil on Canvas   40x60"

December Escarpment
Oil on Canvas 40×60″

Harold Point Jack Pine Oil on Board   48x48"

Harold Point Jack Pine
Oil on Board 48×48″

First Snowfall  48x48" Oil on Board

First Snowfall 48×48″
Oil on Board

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Off To The Races!

If you’re an avid runner, then these amazing new paintings by Harold Braul are for you!  As a great addition to his Peloton series, he has expanded and done some fantastic studies of marathon runners.  Get in the spirit by running over to Crescent Hill and buying yours today!

The Oncoming Herd    Oil on Canvas  30x48"

The Oncoming Herd
Oil on Canvas 30×48″

Kitchen Portal    36x24" Oil on Canvas

Kitchen Portal 36×24″
Oil on Canvas

Finito    30x24" Oil on Canvas

Finito 30×24″
Oil on Canvas

Intermission     28x22" Oil on Canvas

Intermission 28×22″
Oil on Canvas

Bird Series  30x24" Oil on Canvas

Bird Series 30×24″
Oil on Canvas

Marathon Study   30x24" Oil on Canvas

Marathon Study 30×24″
Oil on Canvas

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Model And The Canvas

We have as pair of amazing new works by Vladan Ignatovic today! His muse is simply stunning in these two wonderful portraits.  They simply must be seen in person!

Model And The Canvas Oil on Canvas    48x36"

Model And The Canvas
Oil on Canvas 48×36″

Good Morning   28x22" Oil on Canvas

Good Morning 28×22″
Oil on Canvas

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City Style with Victor Nemo

We have an amazing new collection of works by Victor Nemo! If you made it to our show last week you got to see them first – but we still a few left, so if you have a chance to come by these are definitely worth seeing in person!

Assembled in the USA Mixed Media on Canvas 36x48"

Assembled in the USA
Mixed Media on Canvas
36×48″

Style For The World, N.Y. Mixed Media on Canvas 36x48"

Style For The World, N.Y.
Mixed Media on Canvas
36×48″

Fog City News    36x48" Mixed Media on Canvas

Fog City News 36×48″
Mixed Media on Canvas

Riding in Paris   48x36" Mixed Media on Canvas

Riding in Paris 48×36″
Mixed Media on Canvas

 

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Eagerly Awaiting Warmer Weather

In eager anticipation of the warmer weather that feels like it should be just around the corner, we have some stunning new paintings by Maya Eventov! Come by the gallery to warm up, see what’s new, and say Hello!

Abstract Landscape 30x40" Acrylic on Canvas

Abstract Landscape 30×40″
Acrylic on Canvas

Shades of Grey  60x48" Acrylic on Canvas

Shades of Grey 60×48″
Acrylic on Canvas

Shades of Grey  30x60" Acrylic on Canvas

Shades of Grey 30×60″
Acrylic on Canvas

Spring Bouquet  48x30" Acrylic on Canvas

Spring Bouquet 48×30″
Acrylic on Canvas

Poppy Dream 30x60" Acrylic on Canvas

Poppy Dream 30×60″
Acrylic on Canvas

Lookin Up - Peridot  72x36" Acrylic on Canvas

Lookin Up – Peridot 72×36″
Acrylic on Canvas

Lookin Up    72x36" Acrylic on Canvas

Lookin Up 72×36″
Acrylic on Canvas

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Dramatic Skies

We have an amazing new collection of Prairie Sky painting by Steve Tracy today!  If you made it to our show last Friday, you got a great sneak preview.  Many of them are still up on display, so this is a great time to come and see them in person as they are truly stunning!

Excalibur   24x72" Mixed Media on Canvas

Excalibur 24×72″
Mixed Media on Canvas

Conspicuous Expectation Mixed Media on Canvas 36x60"

Conspicuous Expectation
Mixed Media on Canvas
36×60″

July Afternoon    30x40" Mixed Media on Canvas

July Afternoon 30×40″
Mixed Media on Canvas

 

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Secluded Escape with Bill Saunders

We have a lovely new painting by Bill Saunders today! With lush foliage in a sunny secluded space, this looks like the perfect escape from all the cold winter weather!

Secluded Acrylic on Board 30x48"

Secluded
Acrylic on Board
30×48″

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Sunshine and Countryside by Jordan Hicks

We’re very excited to announce that we have a new collection of works by Jordan Hicks! As we prepare for our Evening With The Artists on February 28th, we have some amazing new work coming in for the show, so here is a sneak preview!

Jordan will be at the gallery during the show, so if you’re a fan of his work this is a great chance to meet him!  Be sure to visit the ‘Events’ page on the website and RSVP!

Cedar Rail and Daisies Acrylic on Canvas   36x36"

Cedar Rail and Daisies
Acrylic on Canvas 36×36″

Cichorium Intybus  36x48" Acrylic on Canvas

Cichorium Intybus 36×48″
Acrylic on Canvas

Lillies and Daisies   30x40" Acrylic on Canvas

Lillies and Daisies 30×40″
Acrylic on Canvas

Crazy Daisies    30x24" Acrylic on Canvas

Crazy Daisies 30×24″
Acrylic on Canvas

Summer Colours    16x8" Acrylic on Canvas

Summer Colours 16×8″
Acrylic on Canvas

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Beautiful Blooms by Mila Kovac

We have a stunning new collection of works by Mila Kovac today – her beautiful blooms are perfect for helping to chase away the winter blahs.  With today’s unpredictable but messy weather, it’s always nice to have a reminder that spring is around the corner.

Poppy II Acrylic on Canvas 30x40"

Poppy II
Acrylic on Canvas
30×40″

Blue the Beautiful Acrylic on Canvas 36x36"

Blue the Beautiful
Acrylic on Canvas
36×36″

Spring Fragrance Acrylic on Canvas 30x24"

Spring Fragrance
Acrylic on Canvas
30×24″

First Up Acrylic on Canvas 24x20"

First Up
Acrylic on Canvas
24×20″

Crimson Dream Acrylic on Canvas 24x30"

Crimson Dream
Acrylic on Canvas
24×30″

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Northern Escapes with Steve Tracy

We have a wonderful new collection of paintings by Steve Tracy today! These include some stunning new prairie cloud piece that absolutely must be seen in person.  Come on in, say hello, and check out our newest work today!

Highway 23 Acrylic on Canvas 24x60"

Highway 23
Acrylic on Canvas
24×60″

Northern Shores Acrylic on Canvas 36x72"

Northern Shores
Acrylic on Canvas
36×72″

Farmland Acrylic on Canvas 40x40"

Farmland
Acrylic on Canvas
40×40″

September Fields Acrylic on Canvas 24x48"

September Fields
Acrylic on Canvas
24×48″

Martinelli's Wood Acrylic on Canvas 48x48"

Martinelli’s Wood
Acrylic on Canvas
48×48″

Deep Wood Reflection Acrylic on Canvas 24x60"

Deep Wood Reflection
Acrylic on Canvas
24×60″

 

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Touring the City with Harold Braul

If you love the city life, then you’re sure to love the work of Harold Braul.  His Commuter Series works capture familiar moments of urban living, wonderfully complemented by his other series which include cyclists, chefs, market scenes, birds, and more!

We’re happy to announce that we’ve just received two more stunning works by Harold, and they’re right here in the gallery!

Peloton Series

Peloton Series, 30×60″, Oil on Canvas

Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop,  30×24″ , Oil on Canvas

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