I like original art, and I take my purchases seriously. Recently, I met a little lady, and I had to bring her home with me.
Isn’t she charming? This is an 8 x 10 folk art oil done by Janice Miller, an artist who lives in a nearby town.
She used a technique in this painting that gives it lots of texture and layers.
She uses “found” frames and paints them to complement the painting.
See that thermostat in the middle of the wall there? Let’s just say it was a battle that I lost during the remodeling of our new place. My husband hired a specialist to serve as a consultant to make sure all of our changes were as energy efficient as possible. Evidently, in order to get a true reading on a room’s temperature, the thermostat cannot be hidden away in a corner. Whomp, whomp.
Our newest painting is hanging in the foyer with the oil painting by my mother. She loves to paint old buildings and barns.
This little piece was in my home when I was a little girl. I have no idea if it has anything other than sentimental value for me. I added the frame. Even though each frame is different, the three work together because of their blue backgrounds.
Notice anything different? After I hung the painting, I decided the frame needed to be wider. This one looks much better. The foyer is somewhat narrow in this part, but I think that I need two more paintings to fill in above and below. I don’t want to rush out and just buy something to be buying. It will have to “speak” to me and be the right size. Till that time comes, I am happy with our new purchase.