Thursday, April 26, 2007

dark-toned art on lemon walls: vintage oil paintings


I love the warmth of lemony walls, but sometimes they feel a little too peppy; the shadowy feeling of these dark still-life paintings tones down the pep and adds some depth and dimension, plus a little edgyness.


as we all know, Ebay is a great place to look for undiscovered (and hence affordable) artists. Check out this one by Lila Shelby, a mid-century Southern painter. Love!


(note: the clock is ticking on this piece...auction ends this afternoon.)

First image from Domino, May '06; the second from Martha Stewart Living Sept '04.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey phoeb, i simply love the second photo (with oranges on the table) -- where is it from?

as always, your blog is a delight to watch :)

cheers

3:15 PM  
Anonymous frances said...

i always want to find amazing old paintings on ebay and i never do! i am inspired to look again...

10:51 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

Oh those oranges on the table are great, it would be such a beautiful center piece, just oranges with the leaves and maybe some blossems in a heap!

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

WOW! Thank you for posting my great-Aunt's art. I've never seen this still life of the pearls before--so beautiful! Until now, I hadn't thought of looking on ebay for her artwork. I learned something new...

Thanks

1:36 AM  
Blogger Phoebe said...

dear lauren,

so welcome! would love to hear more about your great-aunt's work. this is the only painting I've seen of hers but it looks very stylishly done.

all best!
phoebe

9:53 AM  

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