Friday, June 20, 2014

Artwork That Sets The Tone

As soon as the craft room walls were painted, I wanted to hang artwork.  While moving craft room junk around to make room for the painting project, I pulled out three of my favorite pieces passed down from my mommy's collection.  They're black and white and set a fabulous tone for the rest of the room:
 
 
 
 
Munch always claims that she is the little girl playing the piano and I'm the woman in the white dress, lol.  She loves to say the "boys are Daddy and [her] little brother."  No, she doesn't have a little brother so don't even go there with me, Islanders.  I'm just glad that she loves the paintings like I do.  My favorite part of this art series is that this painting:
 
 
... hangs in the backdrop of this painting:
 
 
Cool, right?  My mom attended an artwork party where a vendor presented amazing pieces and allowed buyers to customize their canvas style and framing options.  She also explained how to care for the pieces so they last a lifetime.  I remember attending with my mom and helping her decide on frames and such.  It was at the party that I was allowed to choose my first REAL piece of artwork (it's a father-son painting with the two of them napping under a tree).  It's beautiful.  I love it and, thinking back, my piece was a couple hundred dollars... I've kept it all these years (15+) but I can only imagine how much this set cost my mom (must be why she wasn't willing to part with it for quite some time).  Anyhoo, I have loved these paintings for years and, when my mom decided I could finally have them, I wasn't going to refuse... I just needed to find the perfect space for them.  They're primarily black-and-white.  They have a beautiful linen and gold wooden frame and I am excited for the elegant tone they've already set for this space:
 
 
 
They are really fabulous on the wall.  The kind of fab that photos don't do justice.  Mom advised this room looks like it will be more than the typical craft room; it's becoming a STUDY or elegant office.  Sheena says these paintings set the tone and make the wish-list chandelier a MUST-have for the space.  It was hilarious when we spoke about it.  Sheena and I named the over-the-top light fixture CHANDELIER CHAND-A-LAY.  Now, whenever something is fabulous or over-the-top, we call it CHANDELIER CHAND-A-LAY, honey!
 
That chick, I tellya, she is a trip!
 
Speaking of fabulous.  It's the end of the work week!  I have a wedding this weekend and I'm sure it will be CHANDELIER CHAND-A-LAY!!  I hope your weekend is awesome!

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18 comments

  1. Hi. I posted in a FB group that I'm looking for the top painting. Someone directed me to your blog. If you have any idea on where I might be able to obtain it, please let me know. I'm running into dead ends.

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    1. Hello i have the top painting i had ot for years im just looking to see how much it was worth its in fair but gpod condition no wooden frame i love this picture i didnt no there was a set if interested email me at yullunda43@gmail.com

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    2. Hi i have the first painting of interested email me at yullunda43@gmail.com

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  2. I have the canvas of just the woman alone and was wondering where I could find out it's worth? Please let me know if you have any information.

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    1. Hi Sandy! Could you tell me the name of the artist? My mother in law loves these paintings and I'd like to surprise her. Thanks in advance!

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  3. Hello, my wife has looked for these painting for some time. Could you please send the name of the painting and the artist? I am looking to gift these to her as for a special occasion. Please email at rushconsultingva@gmail.com

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  4. Hello I would love to purchase the women and little print

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  5. Who is the artist ? I would love a copy. And where can i get it.?Larie.gray@gmail.com

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  6. Hi!! I love your page. I have seen the first painting before and I instantly loved it. I've been searching for this painting for over two years now. Could you or anyone tell me the name of the painting and artist?

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  7. Hi, I just posted above and I actually found the name of the artist "thanks to catfish" I googled the image and its by Park and the name of the painting is "Rhapsody of love" which totally fits the painting, I think the name makes me love the painting even more now. Thanks

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  8. Hello Ashley where did you find the paint?

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  9. I saw these at Roscoe Chicken and Waffles in Hollywood today.
    They looked like high quality canvas prints, not originals.
    Gorgeous pieces.
    I am not convinced that the name "rhapsody of love" is authentic.

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  10. I have the middle painting, they are beautiful. I purchased the piece at a party but don't know much about it. It is signed by 'park', sold by Personal Preference. It is a lithograph on canvas, not an original. I have the same frame. I am trying to sell and found someone who recently sold the same piece. I have seen the selling price recently so have an approximate value, but before I sell, I would like more information to offer the potential buyer. Please let me know if you have any further info.
    This is listing me as unknown, my name is Tracy. Thank you!

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  13. I have 2 pieces that was given to me by s friend I have no clue how much they are worth can someone help me. or if you would like to buy them I can send you pictures.

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