New Day at Kawainui in a Waiting Room

New Day at Kawainui in a Waiting Room

“New Day at Kawainui” in a Waiting Room

New Day at Kawainui in a Waiting Room

A wide wall like this one needs a long painting that isn’t too tall. This is where triptychs are perfect! Paintings need to be around eye level, however, if you place them too low next to a couch or other sitting area, people may bump their heads on the art. You need to space a triptych carefully so that the gaps between each painting are even and are not to close, but not to far apart. You can lay the work on the floor and experiment to find the perfect gap measurement before placing it on a wall. Triptychs need to be measured carefully and you should also use a level to help hang them in the correct configuration. Once you have them on the wall, you can place a small blob of paint-safe removable mounting putty (often called “sticky tack”) on the bottom edge of the painting, then use the level once more to perfect each panel’s position, and gently press each painting against the wall so the putty sticks to the wall and prevents the paintings from moving out of alignment. These panels are painted all the way around the edge for a modern look that doesn’t need a frame. The blues of the sky coordinate with the carpet and pillows, and there are plants placed throughout the room that help tie in the greens.