Friday, May 14, 2010

Collection 2 from The Big Easel-Tony Bernard, Kathy Dumesnil, Hope Hebert, Linda Moncla, Roy Pfister, Lue Svendson

On the heels of the wildly successful Big Easel, I decided to do a few blog posts on building a collection from group shows. While making my rounds at The Big Easel, I took photos of my favorite pieces that were on display by the 59 artists from all over Louisiana. From many wonderful pieces, I have culled my favorites to 25 outstanding

For this first grouping I am imagining these six paintings in a traditional living room or library..possibly wood-panelled, shades of neutral, brown, camel, & dashes of red and soft, soft blue..good classic Southern design...

Over the sofa, this landscape by Roy Pfister of Covington, LA, framed in a soft gold antiqued frame would be perfect as the starting point of the collection...

Roy Pfister
Winter Strays
Oil on Canvas
24" x 36"

Groupings of paintings in a room are most successful when different mediums and styles are paired..

On a side wall, Hope Hebert's acrylic on canvas landscape above Linda Moncla's slightly more abstract watercolor framed in a soft gold thin frame would be perfect..

Hope Hebert
Pop's Cabin
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"

Linda Moncla
Morning Colors
Watercolor on Paper
16" x 20" image, framed to 20" x 24"

And for even more juxtaposition, place Lue Svendson's Louisiana Lane landscape above the abstract Myth Series by Kathy Dumesnil...every room, no matter how traditional, needs a touch of contemporary to spice things up a bit while adding interest, depth, & texture..

Lue Svendson
Louisiana Lane
Oil on Canvas
8" x 10" painting
$325.00 framed
available at Rue du Pont Galerie et Studio, Breaux Bridge

Kathy Dumesnil
Myth Series
Acrylic on Paper
15" x 15" image, 27" x 27" framed size

Too often, bookcases are forgotten as a wonderful spot to showcase small pieces of art..I always hang a piece or two on the back of the bookcases..Tony Bernard's small tree piece would be perfect for that location..

Tony Bernard
Louisiana Series-Oak Study 2010
Oil on Canvas
6" x 4"

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Big Easel..I hope you found pieces to begin your collection and will enjoy them for years to come. For guidance placing your art in your home, consider hiring an art consultant...that would be me!

Jeffery McCullough Design & Art Consulting

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