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!