September 30, 2011

Friday Fave

I hope your weekend is as beautiful as this painting!

Theodore Robinson (American 1852-1896), Low Tide, Riverside Yacht Club
1894, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in (45.7 x 61 cm)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Happy Friday!

September 29, 2011

Salon Style

"Less is more" is my mantra, especially when it comes to art.  Working with art every day, I see a lot!  So not only do I really want to love what I put on my walls, I also want to the art work to shine.  While I'm usually more of a minimalist, I'm really digging this eclectic and vibrant salon's gotten me thinking....

What do you think?

{image via Baylor Says...}

September 26, 2011

Cooking...Kitchen Inspiration

I spent all day yesterday in my tiny kitchen preparing soups, chilies and casseroles to freeze for those crisp fall nights.  While stirring and chopping away, I began to daydream about my perfect kitchen....

What's your dream kitchen??

{image via Cote de Texas}

September 24, 2011

Friday Fave

Better late than never...

My husband and I went up the New York a few weeks ago and naturally I dragged him to The Met.  I forgot how truly massive The Met really is. I think we made it through one-fourth of the collection before we were kicked out because they were closing!

One of the highlights of my visit was this majestic painting by Claude Monet (French 1840-1926).  In the busy gallery with tourists and families, it was a little slice of serenity.

Happy Weekend!

September 22, 2011

David Rex Joyner

I recently discovered New Orleans artist David Rex Joyner.  Joyner's mixed medias are very reminiscent of two of my favorite abstract impressionists, Willem de Kooning and Hans Hofmann.  I love how he blends nature and landscape into these wonderfully vibrant and playful abstracts. 

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
16 x 16 inches

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
30 x 30 inches

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
9 x 12 inches

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
16 x 16 inches

StumbleAcrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x 48 inches

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x 48 inches

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic/Mixed Media/Canvas
9 x 12 inches

The last work, Rise, is my absolute favorite!

{images via Cole Pratt Gallery}

September 19, 2011

Monday Inspiration: Start of the Season

I'm back!  After a busy month and half, we had a successful first auction this past weekend!  I find there's nothing more inspirational than the beginning of the auction season, a fresh start.  After a summer of collecting works, here are a few of my favorites:

Lot 601 Hubert Emile Bellynck (French b. 1859)Sailboats at Sea 
oil on canvas, 19-3/4 x 25-1/2 in (50.2 x 64.8 cm) 
estimate $600-800, realized $800

Lot 606 Michel Henry (French b. 1928)Inlet with Sailboats 
oil on canvas, 11-3/4 x 9-3/4 in (29.9 x 24.8 cm) 
estimate $800-1,200, realized $450

Lot 616 Ruskin Spear (British 1911-1990)At the Dressing Table
oil on panel, 24 x 20 in (61 x 50.8 cm) 
estimate $15,000-25,000, did not sell

Lot 618 Richard Forsyth (British 20th Century)Low Tide, Crail Harbor 
oil on canvas, 28 x 36 in (71.1 x 91.4 cm) 
estimate $400-600, realized $800
Lot 630 Attributed to Jane Stuart (American 1816-1888)George Washington at Dorchester Heights 
oil on canvas, 36-1/4 x 24-1/2 in (92.1 x 62.2 cm) 
estimate $5,000-10,000, realized $16,000

Lot 639 Francis Daniel Devlan (American 1835-1870)After the Storm 
oil on canvas, 42 x 60 in (106.7 x 152.4 cm) 
estimate $5,000-10,000, realized $8,500

Lot 647 James Francis Day (American 1863-1942)The Bather 
oil on canvas, 24-1/4 x 20-1/4 in (61.6 x 51.4 cm) 
estimate $2,000-3,000, realized $5,500

Lot 663 Mary F. R. Clay (American d. 1939)Cagnes sur Mer 
oil on canvas, 21-1/4 x 25-1/4 in (54 x 64.1 cm) 
estimate $400-600, realized $800

Check out the rest of the catalogue here!  What are your favorites?

{images via Weschler's}