There are a variety of decorative paintings. The definition of the decorative is very broad and abstract, so different people may have different understanding. But in general, it refers to the painting with decorative significance and independent art form. It differs from the ordinary pattern and picture in that it has the appreciation and decorative value to meet people’s needs for decoration. This kind painting is defined in Fine Arts volume of the Encyclopedia as follows: decorative painting is characterized by the focus on appreciation of content, certain exaggeration in the pattern and spatial correlation in color, which generally does not emphasize the true light shadow and perspective in the three-dimensional space.
Rather than trying to figure out what the painting looks like, just allow yourself to be taken in by the painting. See what emotions, sensations or memories emerge. Let your eyes relax and travel around the piece without expectation. Examine the colors, forms, materials, surface, and how they interact with each other. Take your time. Let the painting “speak” to you. Notice how the various elements like shape, color and form affect you. An intricately detailed, vibrant painting will affect you differently than a calm, cool Malevich.
In fact, the type of the decorative and the areas involved are very wide. According to the environment, it can be divided into figure decorative painting, home decorative painting, etc; in terms of the nature, it can be divided into abstract painting, modern painting; from the production material, it can be divided into oil painting, dynamic painting, wooden painting and photography painting; in production method, it can be divided into print decorative painting, mounting decorative painting commission portrait and hand made decorative painting. In addition, as a crafted art work, decorative painting involves various aspects, such as art, appreciation and craft. Therefore we can say that it is a professional product gathering diversified factors.
There are a lot of production methods in the painting. The choice of different methods has great difference in the input and buying of equipment as well as the planning of the shop. For instance, the production of print decorative painting only needs to purchase some common devices, like computers, scanners, printers, and inkjet printers. But if you wanted to make your own frame, you should introduce frame materials as well as related production tools (because frame materials are divided into plastic, wood, metal, and glass, so tools are distributed in accordance with the material). If you also prepared to make non-frame painting, flower mud painting, hanging painting, cloth painting and three-dimensional paper sculpture painting to set up a decorative painting production shop, then you must buy more materials and equipment, such as colored mud, photos, special glue, hot melt adhesive film materials as well as cold laminating machine, flat presses, and corner cutting machines.
In fact, for the ordinary entrepreneurs, the production of decorative painting mainly depends on copy. But for the professional art entrepreneurs, they can try hand drawing. The production is mainly manual, with no restraint on the material, technique and painting method. If a painting is produced to make the most of the material advantages in art performance to form a unique decorative beauty which can be favored and bought by the consumers, then it can be called a decorative painting. Actually, lots of homeowners make their own decoratives by using simple tools like plywood and watercolor to find the relevant pictures from the Internet and then pack it in a fixed frame. Therefore, the decorative industry may be operated in a small scale or in a large realm as a professional business, whose cost can vary from thousands to millions.