Thursday, May 16, 2013

Beauty in the eye ...

Three numbered prints from a series of vintage hand-tinted  portraits of the members
of a British hunt club. Found them on Ebay... someone was selling their entire collection --
one by one. Have always been sorry I did not buy more of them!

so subjective,
so intimately personal 
for each of us.


Everyone is drawn 
to different images
 for different reasons.

So when you hang 
a piece of art in your home,
it's not usually by accident. 

that first appealed to you
or caught your eye
with a certain piece?

Close-up of Jennie Augusta Brownscombe etching - "Love's Young Dream"  c. 1887

Do you and your loved ones
always agree on art?
(That can be tough, sometimes!)

Did you know 
that next month
at the regular monthly party

Favorites on the First

 the subject will be
sharing your 
A  R  T  W  O  R  K 
your home.

"A Day with the Harriers" - antique art engraving 1882. W.H. Tuck

Everyone is invited to attend -- as always!

Antique gesso frame with a little red fox giclee.  

So whether you are
mad for prints,
oil paintings,
watercolors, old posters,
or whatever ---
get ready to share some of
your favorite pieces of artwork
 here in a post.

Antique Aubusson tapestry painted cartoon on canvas -- a dining chair seat template.

Antique print of Scottish hunter in its original frame with wavy glass.

So get your post ready
to publish 
and invite your friends over
to join in on
June 1st.

It will be here before we know it!

Before I go...

...sharing these amazing horse paintings by
 George Stubbs, (1724-1806) an English painter
whose equine paintings are some of the very
best ever done -- in my opinion!

Take a look:

Mares and Foals in a Wooded Landscape - George Stubbs
George Stubbs 

George Stubbs

George Stubbs  

Brood Mares and Foals, framed / George Stubbs
George Stubbs,  


Connie (aka LOU) said...

Your posts are always so tasteful my friend. Thanks for the heads up for June 1st. I hope to make it this month.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What beautiful beautiful pictures, they all seem to draw you in. I sure hope I can remember to get a post together, would love to join in the fun. fondly ~lynne~

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Looking forward to the party. I love art and to see other peoples collections.

Karen said...

I can hardly wait! I'm working on my post this weekend and will join you on the first.

Sarah said...

Alison, your art is beautiful and perfectly suited for Polohouse. Our art is eclectic, some figural, some still life, some landscape, and some abstract. We buy what speaks to us. Sometimes we both agree, sometimes not. At any rate, we will compromise to accept or deny a piece if one of us has strong opinions.
See you on the 1st. ~ Sarah

The enchanted home said...

Beautiful Alison. My husband and I nearly almost always agree...but every now and then I might love something that he isnt' sure about and then I bring it home, hang it up and I hate to say it but.....well, he admits I was right:)

therelishedroost said...

Oh I love Stubbs! IU wish I had a few for my library, instead I have my daughters Equine Photography which is also dear to my heart!
Beautiful post as usual, I cant wait to join the art post!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

All of your hunt scene art is so wonderfully English! Just like the one's I was used to growing up!!! LOVE the fox picture!!!

You are so right about art... although I have a hard time choosing just the right art for my rooms. Many people say it does not matter that the art plays nicely with a room...I think that is true if it is truly a piece of ART! But most of us cannot afford such luxuries. I think everyday art needs to work with a room or vice versa.

See you on the first!

Becca said...

Beautiful, beautiful art, Alison ... you have such fabulous taste! I especially love the sophisticated hunt scenes you have splashed around your gorgeous home. Always a treat to visit. Happy week!

Karen Albert said...

Hi Alison! I will try to be involved in you June 1st event! I have a piece scheduled to post...hmmm!

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