Thursday, September 16, 2010

Looking for Art in all the Right Places

I've been on the look out for some more artwork for our living room and to fill the empty wall space in our hallways and bedrooms. If you read between the lines, my house needs more artwork. Finding the right artwork for a space and be challenging plus artwork is deeply personal. I love looking online for artwork, because you can find some many great prints at really affordable prices. I've been on the hunt for some pretty, interesting and quirky artwork. Overall,  I adore abstract artwork. I started my art search on Art.com, and love this Mark Rothko artwork. I've pretty much wanted his artwork every since I saw it in Mad Men { yep, huge fan of the show } I really would like a large Rothko in our living room. I like the two below.




I also like the artwork below from Gustav Klimt, called From Garden with Sunflowers


The artwork below is by Hyunah Kim called Serenity

I also like a lot of artwork from Rabi Khan, he creates a lot of lovely abstracts, ones about love, flowers etc. The artwork below is Peacock 2
I discovered Imagekind.com thanks to Liz from It's Great to be Home. Imagekind, sells a variety of art from well know artists to independent artists. So far we've bought two abstract artwork from them for our living room. I love how they flow so well with the space. I took a little detour while looking at Artwork for the house, and came across great Star Wars artwork for my sons room { yeah, the same tween space I have yet to 'finish' } This a cool retro looking print, the artists name is JustinVG. He has a lot of fun prints from Star Wars, if any of you out their are Star Wars fans or know one, this print could be a fun addition to a room. A small 6.5 x 10 will start at $ 17 bucks. Not bad for original artwork.


I also thought this nod to mid century chairs is really cool & fun. Every mid century imaginable is represented in this print. The artist is James Provost, a 10 x 16 print starts at just $ 16 bucks



Another great source I love searching for artwork is Esty, I love find fun word print art on there. Plus nothings better then supporting independent artists. I adore these word prints! I pretty much love anything written by Jane Austen, my two favorite books from her are Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility. I want this print somewhere in my bedroom, either on my nightstand or on the wall. Regardless, I love this. The print is by Brookish, the 5x7 print is only a mere $ 6.50

I'm loving these blog related word art prints, so much fun. I love to blog, love it! It's so great to get a sneak into peoples lives and make new friendships all from blogging. Of course I love this print from Jen Ramos via Made By A Girl an amazing blogger!


I also like this artwork about Blogging & Texting two things I love doing, both of the prints are from the same artisit ECCE Prints. I like that the prints are modern and fun.




Is your home in need of artwork too? What type or artwork are you generally drawn to? Where do you shop for art?
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9 comments:

  1. Oooh, I LOVE the Serenity print!! You're right, there are so many amazing sources for art out there these days. The prints you're considering are great, and thanks for the mention! :)

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  2. Yes I need some art! Right now, I'm banking on my kids to bring me home some great pieces from school;-)

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  3. I'm so into the word art right now. Finding a word print that means something to you is key. You could probably customize one yourself. Write it in your handwriting on nice paper, get it blown up poster size and then frame it.

    http://singaturestyle.blogspot.com/

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  4. Mrs. Duncan, I love when my son brings home art. I recently framed a mixed media art project he did a while ago for his bedroom. Right now his art class the teacher has them drawing abstracts! He's working on his version of Van Gogh's Starry Night :)

    Sing - I've made word are for our living room a quote from a song my husband and I both love. I love your idea about handwriting something and then blowing it up and framing it. Good thinking

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  5. We are head over heels with Jesse LeDoux's work. His prints are all over our walls! :)

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  6. I totally know what you mean! Art is such an investment and something I agonize over for hours even days to pick the right perfect painting. Recently I got a great find off of craigslist of all places!

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  7. I love you blogs and coffee!! too funny!
    I usually shop on etsy for art,
    ~Ashli
    c/o Maillardville Manor
    p.s. Thanks so much for your comment I love your style so I was super excited to see that you liked our little side table!!
    Thanks again!

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  8. We definitely have some big spaces on our walls that could use some artwork! I've come across some ideas for some DIY art that I want to try, but haven't gotten around to it yet. That blog artwork is so cute!

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  9. I am always on the lookout for affordable art! We actually got into a silent auction at a local thrift store... got to find out soon if we won the two pieces of art that we bid on!

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