19 June 2008

More Living with Art

Come on in -- the hallway renovation is nearly complete! In between working on a big web design job, I've been taking breaks to rest my eyes and nibbling at the hall reno. I just have a couple of switch plates/outlets left to replace, the ceiling to paint, one more tracklight fixture to install and it'll be done.

While I'd love to paint the walls a color, a creamy white shows off the artwork so well. It also helps to keep our small house, surrounded by towering trees, as light and bright as possible inside.

This big painting of Carlos' is still waiting for a frame. Honey? Sweetie? Soon?

Last night I cut mats and framed the two pieces I purchased from Karen Stiehl Osborn. They are gorgeous collages from her Urban Landscape series and I'm absolutely in love with them.

I also framed the gyotaku collage I made last week. These two walls were unusable for hanging art until recently. I removed an (ugly) wall sconce from the far wall and moved the thermostat on the near wall and so have put both walls to better use - as well as improving the view!


Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Jane, these all look wonderful! Thanks for the peek at my collages hanging in your home, and Carlos' paintings are fabulous!

Kristin L said...

I really like the way the colors in the rug lead the eye to, and coordinate with, the purply painting. Your entry hall is a beautiful little gallery.

Plain Jane said...

wow. just gorgeous. your home looks soooo serene and beautiful! LOVE the new art niche.

Terry said...

Beautiful. I love the big "white" painting.

Natalya said...

stunning entry way and art!