I love having my walls filled with great art. I love oil paintings, water colors, acrylics and more. I am lucky that both Big and my Mother love to paint and will often gift me with one of their wonderful pieces of art.
You may have seen this painting Big recently made for me. I love peacocks and think there is just enough bling in this. I say that because I am not normally a bling person!
A couple of years ago, I asked Big for a painting of a cow. She looked at me like I was crazy, but then pulled the paints out and got to working.
I have a dream for my living room and it is to make it look as if it were an old English library. One of the ways I want to do it is by filling a wall with paintings and other pieces of art. I want the wall to be filled with art from the floor to the ceiling. The wall across from it will have dark bookshelf, filled with wonderful books that will keep me entertained. I envision this room as a warm and comforting space that I can have my early morning coffee in and also a place to curl up with a great cup of tea and a compelling book.
Big and my Mother can only paint so fast, so I have been on the lookout for great artwork that I can purchase. It is important to me that it looks like an original. I want to make sure it blends with the rest of my artwork. I was excited to find Fulcrum Gallery. I purchased the poppy painting there and I am super pleased with the quality of it and the way it looks in my living room. I decided to go with an unframed piece. I want the wall to be filled with both framed and unframed pieces.
Here is the wall so far. What do you think? Oh yes, in case you are wondering – the painting of two two children is of me and my brother. My Father was stationed in Korea and had someone there paint it for him. I am sure you can guess what year that was by my lovely dress!