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Oil paintings for my family room
mandek
February 20, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I would like to purchase a pair of tropical paintings. I have an antique fall woods scene in the room already. The colors in all the paintings are similar, regions different. I have a large wall that I think the paintings would look good on.
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mandek
The artwork has been taken in different lighting. The fall forest is in my house, the last picture with the mirror is where I would like to hang the tropical oils. Large pictures 36"x57" approx.
February 20, 2013 at 8:42PM   
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ASVInteriors
Is this replace your mirror - or on either side? If so, can you take a picture front on so we can see the spacing either side?
February 20, 2013 at 9:08PM   
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cyn222
The tropical art sure will give a new feel to the space. It will come alive. Painting similar to sofa is too bland. You only live once....go with what makes you come alive!
February 20, 2013 at 9:11PM   
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Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.
I don't think these paintings should go in the same room. It would help if you had a wide shot of the whole room including the walls where these paintings would go.
February 20, 2013 at 9:11PM     
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mandek
Here's some quick picks left to right pictures of m room. Paintings are large. I was thinking of hanging them where the mirror is, they would hang across from the large wall unit. I like to decorate with interesting objects and photos of family. Thank you for your input. Nothing like a fresh perspective. I'm already looking at this room differently.
February 21, 2013 at 3:47AM   
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michigammemom
All of your furnishing have a rich and burnished Old World look. The brighter blues and aquas in the tropical art seem out of place and I love the curvy mirror you presently have.
February 21, 2013 at 4:35AM     
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mandek
A friend at work said I should paint the gold frame black. That would tie it in . . .like that idea. Like my curvy mirror too. Like the greenery in the painting it's true it comes alive. I could move the mirror to the entry.
February 21, 2013 at 3:22PM   
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mandek
Pictures I've found
February 21, 2013 at 3:29PM   
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Irisheyes Home Improvement
Go to DianeHynes.com and check out the art. You can custom order size and subject matter . . . to your needs. Congrats on purchasing original art. So many beautiful homes do not have real art in them, which shocks me. Why spend on beautiful architecture, furniture and then hang junk on the walls!
February 21, 2013 at 3:42PM     
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Jayme H.
I don't think they go with what you have, nor would they look right as there are now. The colors are not right for the room. The other 2 larger pics u posted look more lie they would work...but hard to tell from the view I have.
February 21, 2013 at 3:43PM     
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Keitha
Love the beautiful painting that is currently in your living room and don't recommend painting the frame black... I think it would cheapen the look. I suggest that if you really love the colorful paintings they could be wonderful in another area of your home, foyer maybe?
February 21, 2013 at 3:49PM   
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mandek
Thank you for the input. I love original art, family photos and mirrors. I used to paint murals, I have a background in stage design, the beautiful murals you included are a huge inspiration to me. I'm not anxious to paint the frame on the old picture. I think the old painting ties into my backyard scenery and woodsy environment. I was thinking a "world traveler/British colony" vibe might theme and justify the tropical paintings along with the old painting.
February 21, 2013 at 4:38PM     
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kapahner
Don't do it. If you must have the artwork then hang in different room. Do not paint frame.
February 21, 2013 at 4:57PM     
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ASVInteriors
Frankly art is art - and if you like them go for them. They are both traditional, although one is a different style to the other but they are not next to each other and there are different vantage points within the room. I feel you can get away with it.

Can I suggest you proceed cautiously? bring in a kitchen chair and lean the two paintings on them against the wall. Leave it for a day or two till you get accustomed to them there. You will know by then if the colours work for you or not.
February 22, 2013 at 1:57AM   
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mandek
You talked me out of painting the frame, the painting is dark enough. ASV I think I could bring it home for a day or two. I've gat a month to wait because the consignment shop will be closed. I will take it slow. My wall unit has pillar looking trim on it thats very similar to the tropical paintings, love to repeat elements. I have a huge attraction to all the paintings. When I bring it home I will post more pics.
February 22, 2013 at 2:48AM     
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