I am itching to find some new artwork to adorn our colorful walls. I've been collecting some smaller pieces for my craft room, but I'd like to find something to complement our deep teal living room. I've focused this week's crave + rave on some beautiful pieces of original artwork I'm digging.

"The Garden by Brooke Wandall original oil painting" by VedaArt

I am absolutely entranced by the colors in this piece. I feel as though I could get lost in this one...and enjoy every moment.

"Birch Trees on Blue Green with Real Texture by Kristen Dougherty" by Kristend12

I am fairly certain this would be the hubbers would pick this one out in a heartbeat (we sort of have a fixation on trees). There is just something so poetic about birch trees.

"After the Children original arcylic painting" jasonedwarddavis

I am currently having a love affair with primary colors. I've nearly always overlooked them as simplistic, maybe even a little plain. But no longer! This piece just makes me happy.

"Abstract art on tree branches" by focuslineart

Wouldn't it be neat to see large collage of these tree rings? I love the idea of making these paintings customizable to accommodate a wonky space (of which we have quite a few). Plus this mustard-y yellow would be just killer against the teal of our living room.

"Trees in Light" by irenemachine

Ah, trees. This piece has a much calmer feeling to it, as if the trees are swaying softly in the breeze. Definitely not a bad feeling to evoke at the end of a busy day. 

With so many gorgeous original artwork available, it's going to be very hard to decide on piece that truly speaks to us. But I just love the idea of owning an original painting.....

{ ....don't you? }

11 notes

  1. Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox on June 16, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    were those tree rings on etsy finds or fp the other day? i remember seeing them somewhere (a treasury?) and loving them. Those would be gorgeous in any home!

  2. Unknown on June 16, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    LOVe pics of birch tree's - i dunno why - but totalllllly love em'!!

    and TOTALY love the idea of an ORIGINAl print!!!

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  3. Unknown on June 16, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    There is something serene about Birch trees. You can get lost in them, but never really lost within them :)
    Art is kind of like your mate, when the right comes along you just know it...

  4. kelli g. { bug miscellany } on June 16, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    that's a really lovely, sentiment Michelle. :)

  5. Emily@VitaNostra on June 16, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Yes! I love Michelle's comment too. That's so true. Art is so personal... you know its the right piece when it 'speaks' to you. I love looking... waiting for something to speak :) btw, love the color... and finding something to go with deep teal... fun project!

  6. k on June 16, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    I am in love with the first one. I'm on the search for something to put on our walls in our new flat...so white right now :(

  7. T@PoppyPlacePdx on June 16, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Love the first one, I have to go and check out that shop. :)

    It is very exciting to own original artwork, we have been collectors for a while now and of course I am an artist too, so we have lots of my pieces around. :)

    Thanks for sharing, T. :)

  8. Diana Mieczan on June 16, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    Original print is amazing...there is something so special about it...right? Kisses sweetie and have a wonderful day!

  9. Janet Mazorie on June 16, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    I love the first and third paintings. Such beautiful colors!

  10. Amanda on June 16, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    These are so pretty. I think I really love the birch trees- and the colorful tree rings I have been eying for a while- so unique!

    I like Michelle's comment too- when you find that perfect piece you will just know. You will have to take a pic to show us when you get it :)

  11. Lisa Lisa Lisa on June 17, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    I think Trees in Light is my favorite. I also have a fixation with trees. It is very serene for me.