Monday, March 21, 2011

my favorite painting

2 years ago, while surfing etsy I came across something that made my heart skip a beat. It was a print of a sweet little watercolor painting. But not just any painting, you see. It was the spitting image of my son!

Was it mere coincidence that we had just returned from a family trip up to Lake Michigan, where my little guy had frolicked in the sand among seagulls and surf? I like to think it wasn't :)

The artist who unknowingly captured my son's first real beach experience is Mary Ellen Golden. You can find more of her amazing watercolor paintings here. She is so talented and I love the way her paintings capture such intimate scenes in nature. Her prices are very reasonable, and she prints on actual watercolor paper so even though it's a print - it mimics the real thing quite well, imo. Here are a few of my favorites:
'beach visitor'
'cedar island horses'

'tracks in the sand'
'bald head lighthouse'
'arlie oak'

Can you tell it's hard for me to pick a favorite? Her work is so gorgeous, I could sit and stare at it all day! And sometimes I do, actually. As I hung my sweet little painting in a spot I visit quite often - our master bathroom :)
I just stuck it in a $1 garage sale frame and it's definitely not perfect, but it makes me smile every time I see it.

Do you have a favorite piece of art in your house? Please share! I love to find new artists and meaningful decor for my home.


Hyphen Interiors said...

Such sweet art... I know I've said that the last time I was here... but aww. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog!! I appreicate it so much. Not sure about the latex AND acrylic either, other than that is what was most often advised when I did my research so it's what I ended up doing. I am curious though if it'd be fine without the latex. Let me know if you try it!

Hyphen Interiors said...

P.S. I would respond directly back to the comment email alert with an email, but your comments come in as no-reply. That can be changed in your blogger profile, I think. (Just in case that is helpful.)

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