Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Boo Just Added a MASSIVE Painting to the art collection!! ...

So, I've been doing some bargain hunting at all the thrift stores looking for cool things for the furnished rental and of course I spy something AMAZING that I had to have for my own home!! Ooops!

It's a MASSIVE original painting of a man standing on the side of a home. It's a little over 4' x 5' - BIG! I was struck by it the moment I saw it. It looks very "New Orleans" to me without being the tacky fleur de lis or a touristy painting.

Here he is in our foyer!

I've been slowly adding to our art collection and I think he's a great find! The frame is crap - I'll have to get my brother to build something really amazing for it though.

Here's a close up of his face:

Here's another angle to get a better idea of how big he is!

I love the mood of the painting. I feel like this man has endured quite a lot in his life. I wish I knew who the artist is - it isn't even signed. Ah well... 

I love how different paintings/art work can evoke so many different thoughts from the viewer. Especially paintings that have some sort of content to them. I'm a big fan of abstract art but from working as an Interior Designer I see a lot of "decorator art" which is mainly art with not much substance but a decorator can easily place it in a client's home and it'll look "pretty".  Which is great for other homes but for me personally, I am looking for pieces with a little more substance. Whether other people like them or not.

 What do y'all think about paintings in a home?? What kind of artwork do you like? I'd love for any of y'all to send me pics of and of your art in your home! Sorry, I went on an art rant today... it's just how I'm feelin' today!  


Tracy said...

Where did you get it? I, too, have been collecting art from local thrift stores. I buy stuff by New Orleans/Louisiana artists. I have a camp in Barataria, LA (near Lafitte) and I furnished the whole thing with thrift store furniture and art. We recently rented it and the peeps had their own stuff so we had to move everything out. Anyway, now I am working on trying to make a gallery wall in my home with all of the art. I'll send a pic when I get it done.

Kara said...

Love your new painting!

In my house I have a lot of black and white photos. I also have a couple of oils that my grandfather and nana painted over the years. And that's about it.

I'm in the hunt for something for my office. I would love a large scale piece of art - but I just can't find that perfect piece.

Boo Hazard said...

@Tracy - I got it at our favorite - Bridge House Thrift! Ha (where i got the Eames knock off) Gallery walls are tricky - i feel like they look easier than they are to pull off! I can't wait to see what you've done!

@Kara - yeah it's hard to find something large that #1 you love and #2 you can afford! Atleast that's my problem. I do love this recent painting but of course if money wasn't an issue I have some favorite local artists that I'd like to scoop something up from! - Boo

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Elizabeth said...

Betsy - I love it! I only do big art, and I think that makes such a statement in your entry. Hope you had a great Mardi Gras! See you soon!
-e (modern24seven)

Ginger said...

What a GREAT find! That would make my month. I would love to have more paintings but 999 times out of 1000 it's out of my budget. Or fug. I only have two proper paintings, one my uncle painted and one I found at this monthly antique/junque fair out here.