New Painting in the Upstairs Hall

Hello, everyone.  Do you find yourself really focusing on the art in the background in magazine and blog photos?  I sure do.  I think the art in a room can be the one single factor that will make a so-so room be an extraordinary room.  It seems that my art style preferences change every now and then.  A style that I might not have liked five years ago might become art that I love now.  For instance, I recently became a fan of contemporary art.  I love, love seeing a contemporary piece in a very traditional room.  It’s that whole yin and yang thing.  I have added some contemporary art that we created in different rooms of our home, and recently I added a new piece to the upstairs hallway.

 Contemporary art - The 2 Seasons

I painted our foyer and upstairs hall right before Christmas.  The color is now Cotton Grey, which is a Behr color, but I had it mixed by Sherwin Williams.  (Jordan has this color throughout her entire downstairs, and I fell for it.)


 DIY contemporary art - The 2 Seasons

With the new paint color, I thought it would be nice to have some new art also.  That was especially important since everything else was staying the same.  I love how it turned out, and it is a somewhat different technique than we have used before.  I will show you how I did it in another post.  The colors I selected for this piece are used throughout the upstairs, and so, this painting in the hall ties them all together.


 Contemporary art - The 2 Seasons

This is the view we see every time we go up our stairs.  I love the boldness of the painting, and the way the colors blend together.  What do you think?


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  1. Wendy Johnson says

    I don’t know anything about art but it certainly looks good in your space with your things. I love that rug also.