Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Beauty of the Ocean

I brought more beauty into my living room!


We bought this painting at an Art Show this weekend.


(no I didn’t ride a horse! lol )


Hubby had just put a small bookcase in this space...


and now we’ve changed the painting above it.


The hanger showed so we placed a seashell on top to hide it


but that will be changed soon, too! lol

I don’t live right on the coast so I surround myself with art that reminds me of places I’ve been! This painting is by local Florida artist, Toby E. Gage.

Don’t you love his card?


And visit Completely Coastal today to see some more of my

‘ocean decor’! I’m so excited to have one of my photos featured!


Thanks Maya!!!

I’m joining Kim for Wow Us Wednesday!

And Faded Charm for White Wednesday!

What kind of art do you love best?


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like high realism, similar to the art in this post. Your print is so pretty :D I do love that business card. I like artists with a sense of humor!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh I love that art, it is so you! I do not have a specific art that I love. If it speaks to me, it's mine:)

Donnie said...

That is so pretty and looks perfect in that space. I love nautical/beachy type art and the special paintings people have made for me. My mother and brother were both artists.

Dianne said...

Hi! I love the painting and the new pillow! Glad to hear you are having fun with your home... It's a good feeling!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Love your new art work. I love anything that has the ocean in it.
I am off to the site to see your photo's. Congrats on having them displayed.
Have a wonderful Easter

Vee said...

The size of that painting is really nice. I'm always looking for unique sizes. You are a great patron to support the local artists in your community. It's truly wonderful what you do.

Pat said...

The painting is gorgeous!!

Love that bowl of goodies too!:-)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love that picture, Diane. Thanks for joining the party.

Pam said...

Great painting. The frame is pretty nice too. Next time you should ride the horse!

Sue said...

Such a pretty painting. I can see why you bought it. I loved the little seashell on top! Pretty clever!!
Thanks for stopping by ~
Happy Easter

Love of the Sea said...

Love the painting. It looks so soothing. And congrats for being featured on Completely Coastal. I will go over and check it out. As you know - I love your glass floats!! :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Diane! I just went through some of your posts that I missed...I love all your pillows and that beautiful red floral is my favorite. I'm going to have to try some of those creams from the pink bow bath boutique, how fun and all those wonderful scents to choose from...yum! I would try the cherry cotton candy first it sounds sweet and summerish...LOL! your new painting is beautiful too, you have such wonderful adventures and you find the neatest things. Have a wonderful Easter! hugs, Jennifer

Lilybets said...

..frame that bring in your home the soul of the sea,so simple but wonderful !..

Diane Writes said...

Hello Diane! I like the painting. It looks indeed so refreshing. And the idea of placing a shell on top is brilliant.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I thought the horse was real for a moment! I love the mosaic you did this week, very attractive as was the lave you found. I might just try wrapping some around an old cushion, thanks for the inspiration. Sorry I have not commented on each post individually, although I have read them in my reader I have trouble keeping up with you posting every day. :)

victoriantailor said...

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Cindy said...

I really like the painting. it's so nice to surround ourselves with things that remind us of the places and people we love.

Ana said...

Simple in its nature...not too busy...Aboslutely beautiful! Great painting. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Smiles,

Shellbelle said...

That painting is WONDERFUL, so relaxing to look at, such like being at the shore. The artist is so talented, I love finding artwork from local artists and we do have some great ones here in Florida, don't we?

I had to laugh when I saw the pic of you with the horse. Framed, I have one of my family and one of my cousin's family with Hopalong Cassidy. I know you must remember him!

I know you must have had a wonderful time, the weather was gorgeous!!!


Elizabeth and Gary said...

Just stopping by to say HI! and catch up with you a bit.
I love your new Art piece, its so peaceful! and the colors are very soothing.
Have a very happy Easter and big hugs, Elizabeth

K A T said...

I like nature paintings or sculptures. I like trees a lot lately. Of course my folk art birds are fun too. I like palette knife oil paintings a lot.

I love the sea shore painting you have hung


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That is a beautiful painting, Diane! I also love your new colorful pillows.

Marlis said...

OOh love the new painting. It's so serene and peaceful. I love it. Thanks for dropping in for a visit and leaving your very kind comments.

Simone said...

That is such a gorgeous painting! I love the idea of putting a shell ontop to hide the hanger! Thank you for following my blog and posting about my blog candy! Good Luck :)

Judi said...

Hi Diane
That is a really pretty painting. Its lovely where you've placed it too. Before I read your post I stopped at your header thinking how pretty that photo was...and now your picture is the same theme. Very pretty.

I bet you had a nice time...you should have ridden that horse..*s*..

Lovely pictures.
hope you have had a great day

Lilybets said...

I love all type of arts...specialli nature,because I think is th best!.
..yes I told my cat thank you for her hunt,please God don't let find snakes.....I could die!!!!!.I hate them!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Thanks so very much Diane!!! Sorry, I didn't make it to your abode here earlier. Neat little trick there with the shell... didn't know a single shell could be so useful, haha!! Now...., rushing to bed it's 3:10 AM!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a wonderful painting, and it looks lovely where you hung it. I love your table with that bowl of Coastal goodness. Everything looks so lovely.

Sherry said...

Oh, I like this very much! That ocean scene is very sublime. So calming. Nice makeover for that space. Have a lovely Easter!

Becca said...

I love anything to do with the ocean/coast, and do a bit of coastal decorating especially in the spring/summer months. I love you new painting!