Art Tutorial: How to Hang a Painting

One question I often get asked as an artist is: "How do you hang your paintings?" To answer this question, I teamed up with Professional Art Installer, Alan Clark (@alancinstall), to create a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to hang a painting!


Here's what you'll need:

-2 D-rings

-2 Art Hooks

-2 Nails

-Electric Drill

-Hammer


Instructions:


Step 1: Turn the painting around to its frame


Step 2: Measure down ⅓ of the painting


Step 3: "Kick in" the D-ring by turning it toward the back frame


Step 4: Take a power drill and attach the D-ring using one screw


Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 on the opposite side of the frame


Step 6: Turn the painting around so that the frame faces the wall


Step 7: Measure and mark 60 in. from the floor to the wall


Step 8: Measure the height of the painting


Step 9: Take ½ of the painting's height and place it at the 60 in. mark


Step 10: Find the center of the wall by taking the wall's full length measurement and then mark the halfway point


Step 11: Measure the distance between the D-ring to the top of the painting


Step 12: Take the measurement from Step 11 and measure down from the top painting mark


Step 13: Take the center mark and bring it down to determine the middle of the painting


Step 14: Measure the distance between the attached D-rings


Step 15: Take ½ of the D-ring distance measurement from Step 14 and mark it on the wall from the center mark


Step 16: Measure the length between the floor to the center mark


Step 17: Mark both the left and right sides of the center mark to create hardware marks


Step 18: Line up the hardware with the center of the hardware marks


Step 19: Hammer in the hardware to the wall with a nail


Step 20: Attach the D-rings onto the hooks (have your partner attach their side first and then attach your side)


And you're done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!


Be sure to check out the full-length video on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfpCZRMx0hLJ0OE5hHYuq-g





If you're located in the Southern California area, and are looking for an Art Installer, I highly recommend Alan Clark!


You can contact him at alancinstall@gmail.com and follow him on Instagram @alancinstall

ABOUT THE ARTIST


Krista Schumacher is a palette knife oil painter based in La Jolla, California.  Schumacher was awarded Southwest Art Magazine's "Top 21 Under 31" and was the 2018 Launchpad Artist for Art San Diego.


Schumacher received her graduate degree from the School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida.


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