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Alisande
3 years ago

Here's a nice distraction from the current covid crisis: Let's share what we hang on our walls. We may have done this a while back--I'm not sure--but we have so many more members now. I have a lot of art on my walls, but I'll try to restrain myself when posting. :-)

This watercolor painting hangs in my bedroom. It hung in our living room all the years I was growing up. It's large, and I find it peaceful. (Yes, those wide hemlock planks make up many of the walls in my old house, which is a double-plank construction.)



My upstairs bathroom reminds me of a little art gallery. Here are two photos taken by my older step-granddaughter, who goes to college in Colorado. Reflections are a problem in this house with tall windows.



More from the upstairs bathroom, a narrow room. The horse watercolor was purchased from an artist when I toured his studio. it reminds me so much of Aurora, my daughter Jill's Morgan. The two paintings in the center were also purchased. The top one is by a Canadian artist, the bottom a local scene. The frost-covered rose at bottom left and the "Prairie Sunrise" Buck rose on the right are my photos.



Maybe I'll move to a new post.

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  • nicole___
    3 years ago
    last modified: 3 years ago

    A few from my "snowy peaks" collection....all originals from thrift shops.

    The 1st one has a story: the painting had "no" price on it. The shop manager, Salvation Army, refused to sell it. She said I was the 4th person who'd tried to buy it. I had to call the main center, force her into it. I was told she'd price it & call me. No call. A friend went in & made the purchase, incognito for me. lol Unframed, $13.50.

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  • Alisande
    Original Author
    3 years ago

    This photo of my cousin Barbara (at right) and me was taken by my dad. It hangs in my laundry area because we look so clean! This print is 10 x 15, and I could have gone larger. I'm so grateful to my father for taking so many wonderful photos with good cameras. His negatives have been a joy to work with.

    These hang in back of my desk. My granddaughter used a tennis racquet brace to frame the picture of my mom hitting a tennis ball. She was a great player, and my parents met on the courts. I took the three insect photos: one grasshopper sitting on my fingernail and two katydids.

    Okay, last one (I think). This is a 16x20 print of a scene I used to pass on my way to work every day. I worked evenings, and the long shadows intrigued me.

    Now I hope you'll share yours!

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    Living in Florida, I decided a long time ago to document our furnishings in case of a catastrophic loss.

    Living in Illinois, I purchased barns:





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  • dedtired
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    I always liked this one a lot. I love that it is a girls bike.


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  • jim_1 (Zone 5B)
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    We used to live in Santa Fe, NM


    Navajo weavings

    Sand paintings by Rosie Yellowhair
    From an art fair in Los Alamos. Metal.


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  • ritaweeda
    3 years ago

    Well mine doesn't hold a match to yaya's but here are some of the landscapes I've done - all pastel except for the first one which is watercolor. Sorry about the flash reflection on the glass - too much trouble taking them out of the frames, especially pastels with all the loose dust that can ruin things. The flash also washes them out, they are a lot more saturated in color and value than what these appear, I'm not a very good photographer.







    All the above were worked from my imagination, none from on-sight or by photo.


  • DawnInCal
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    Oh, how fun! I want to play too, but first I will have to take photos of my wall art. I will be back later.

    What beautiful art you all have hanging on your walls. I feel like I've been invited over for tea and chat and have been given a tour of your homes.

    Life without art, would be like a day without sunshine.

  • jim_1 (Zone 5B)
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  • jupidupi
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  • Yayagal
    3 years ago

    RitaWeeda, I love your work, it's very well done and genuine. Be proud!!!

  • nickel_kg
    3 years ago

    The only thing I regret about downsizing, is not having enough walls for art. Here's a grouping that I look at often (it's right over the tv screen). I like how the barn scene is framed by the raven flying away on one side, and the border collie creeping along under the 'moon' on the other side. (The moon is an unpainted spot where a thermostat used to be. I started to paint it over ... then thought nah, keep it. Someday I'll get my talented daughter to touch it up into a more recognizable moon.) The pic over the mantel is a serigraph by Randy Owens, who does lots and lots of race car artwork.



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  • DawnInCal
    3 years ago

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  • terilyn
    3 years ago

    Here’s one, our walls are full!

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  • kathyg_in_mi
    3 years ago

    On the left is one my oldest grandson did in nursery school and the flag I quilted many years ago. It was fun!

  • samkarenorkaren
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    Here's 3 in my living room

    SamKaren Your resident dj

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  • jim_1 (Zone 5B)
    3 years ago

    Bark, made in Hawaii
    Also made in Hawaii

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  • OutsidePlaying
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  • chipotle
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  • ravencajun Zone 8b TX
    3 years ago

    A gift for the new house from my great real estate agent.

    She knew I would love it.

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  • User
    3 years ago

    These are just pictures from the Internet I’ve printed off and framed.

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  • Rose Pekelnicky
    3 years ago

    An oil painting of sunflowers. My daughter bought it for me in Paris. She brought the canvas home rolled up in her suitcase and we framed it.

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  • Rose Pekelnicky
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    A canvas print of the Presque Isle lighthouse by local artist Jack Paluh.

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  • jim_1 (Zone 5B)
    3 years ago
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    Dried flowers and things framed. That top one is supposed to bring good luck to all who enter our house. It is near the front door.

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  • lisa_fla
    3 years ago

    This belonged to my Mother’s uncle. My mother is 87. I don’t know anything about it. It’s titled Rast Der Jager by franz defregger. I’m curious about the value. I did an internet search and see the scene in color. Guessing this is older? It’s not stained, I just noticed the shadow of my head.

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  • lisa_fla
    3 years ago

    This was from bed, bath, and beyond. The season changes depending on the angle you view it from. Summer, fall, winter.

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  • Texas_Gem
    3 years ago

    Not on my wall but had to share.

    Hubbys grandma passed in 2013 at 101 years old.

    For her 100th birthday, I had a few old photos of hers touched up, enlarged and framed.

    My favorite one is of her from 1929 when she was 17 years old, in her parlor, playing her harp. The original photo was tiny, like 2x3 inches.

    I have the harp and stool she was sitting on.

    I intend to display them in the corner of my living room along with this large print.


    While helping my mother in law clean out, I found out that grandma had, in fact, restaged that exact photo of herself several decades later!!

    I always knew she appreciated the gift, but finding this feels like finding out that she had always secretly treasured that picture, and maybe, just maybe, my gift meant more to her than I could've possibly known at the time.

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  • Texas_Gem
    3 years ago

    Another photo found while cleaning out grandma's old boxes of things.

    Early 1900s party?

    early 1900s, displaying all the sports they had. Love the "skeleton" used as a prop in the middle!!

  • DawnInCal
    3 years ago

    Framed poster from Calgary Olympics hangs in our stairwell.

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  • Hot Rod
    3 years ago

    The walls in our house in the USA are bare. We recently painted so nothing's been hung back up. We're thinking of selling this place anyway and moving back to Europe full-time, but with the virus, everything is on hold right now.

  • grapefruit1_ar
    3 years ago

  • Alisande
    Original Author
    3 years ago

    I'm so enjoying seeing what's on everyone's walls! So many different kinds and styles of art . . . think how boring this thread would be if we all had the same taste in art and decor!

    Here's a few more. I like my photo of mist rising from an old cemetery, but my 6-year-old grandson does not. So I moved it to an out-of-the-way spot.

    Leaning against the wall, on my mantel: My daughter Jill with one of her Morgans, and a painting done by my cousin.

    Another painting by my cousin, this one of the side of my ice house.

    And a larger painting done by another artist friend who was inspired by our horses, dogs, and cats.


  • murraysmom Zone 6a OH
    3 years ago

    This is such a fun thread. I love seeing everyone's treasures. I'm going to break mine up into groups. These first two are oil paintings that my sister-in-law's sister did. My sister-in-law owns the picture of my brother, who passed away at age 59. The second is a painting from a photograph I took of a Martha Washington geranium that I had.



    The photo of the geranium was shared with another artist friend. She made a watercolor of it. I don't have a picture of that. She shared it on Facebook.

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  • murraysmom Zone 6a OH
    3 years ago

    The next watercolors were done by artist, Joan Arnold. I love these. I got my first painting of hers (sheep and barn) at an art show here in town and I got to meet her. The second (herd of sheep) I saw on eBay and bought that. The third (Saint Nicholas with sheep) I got at an old inn that has a restaurant and a gift shop. They had 3 different but very similar pictures so I bought all three and gave one to each of my two sisters for Christmas.

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  • murraysmom Zone 6a OH
    3 years ago

    This set of three watercolors began with the one on the right of the black capped chickadee. I was visiting a friend in San Diego and we went to Old Town going through various shops and we came to one selling art. I was immediately drawn to this painting by Lucy Wang. When I got home I thought about how great it would be to have a little grouping of her work so I went online and found her and ordered the other two. I also got a fourth one that I gave as a gift to my sister-in-law. I really love Ms. Wang's work. They project peace and calm to me.

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  • murraysmom Zone 6a OH
    3 years ago

    These next two were done by my friend and the owner of the barn where I had Teddy. The one of Teddy was commissioned for me by my niece as a Christmas present and I treasure this. The other is one that Colleen had done and put in a showing of her work. I bought that one from her. I love the detail in it. She is a very accomplished artist, though that is a hobby for her.

    There is some kind of staining on the mat.


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  • murraysmom Zone 6a OH
    3 years ago

    This group of watercolors are in my guest room, my bedroom and the hallway between. There is also a needlework done by my friend and I treasure that. She also matted and framed a doily that I found when with her, poking around a consignment shop. The painting of the umbrella was done by a friend for me. The long river scene was done by an artist that I met when I was on vacation. He was working on another piece and had some of his work for sale. I love the detail in it. The other of potted plants was one I liked and bought in an auction.

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  • murraysmom Zone 6a OH
    3 years ago

    These next four are works that I have done. I have a watercolor, a photograph, a glass mosaic piece and a shadow box of a picture of my grandparents along with 3 watch fobs that belonged to my grandfather who passed away in 1918.

    I call this my "Ansel Adams" phase. :)

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  • murraysmom Zone 6a OH
    3 years ago

    My last pieces are a painting I bought in Key West and got to meet the artist as he was working on another piece. There is a poster that I bought on a trip to Chicago from an exhibit on quilts. The last one is a picture that my neighbor gave me. I'm drawn to these kinds of "old" looking still life type pictures. Thanks for looking.

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  • Bluebell66
    3 years ago
    last modified: 3 years ago

    I love seeing everyone’s art! This piece was left by the previous owner of our home. We haven’t moved it since we bought the house, but are thinking of doing so now (and not putting it back up) since we are going to paint the room. I don’t know if it’s original or not, and I can’t read the artist signature. I did find something similar online, and I thought someone in this group showed something similar on their wall before. It’s 48” x 48” so rather large. If anyone knows anything about it, I’m all ears!

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  • socks
    3 years ago

    Thanks, Alisande for starting this. African themed woodcut.

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  • Kathsgrdn
    3 years ago
    last modified: 3 years ago

    Pictures in my living room. They're really dusty because my daughter's furniture is crammed in there still.
    Awful photo but the room has glaring light from my grow shelf in there. It's a picture taken by Casey in Newfoundland...who is no longer posting here, sadly. She gave me permission to download it and a couple others off her website and then I printed them out. Some were smaller prints that I put in my main bathroom and this one is in the smaller spare bedroom.
    Other side of the same room. I had the signed F-16 print I received from my AMU's pilots and maintenance crew when I left the Air Force, framed.
    Print bought in 1990 in Strasbourg France...I think my daughter left the Taiwanese money my exchange student gave us for New Year's luck...just found it when I went in there to take this picture because I haven't been in this room for a while either...it's full of my son's stuff.
    Print of my favorite German Castle. Bought sometime in the late 80s.

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  • Kathsgrdn
    3 years ago

    My parents hanging in the hallway.
    Metal plate I got in Turkey sometime in the 80s on a TDY. Hanging over the entry to my kitchen.

    Ceramic painted trivet painted by my mom's friend. I had a painting she did too. It was hanging in my old bedroom when I left home, which my dad took over. My brother probably tossed it after my dad died.

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  • sleeperblues
    3 years ago

    This is a photo my Dad took that used to hang in his office.
    This is a photo by a California artist who was a contemporary of Ansel Adams and Brett Weston. The photographer’s name was Morley Baer and the photo is entitled Kiva. I inherited after my Mom passed.

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  • DawnInCal
    3 years ago
    last modified: 3 years ago

    Some of the pups who shared our lives over the years - they are all gone now. These hang on the wall between the kitchen and living area which is all one big room. The photo with the flower in the background won an honorable mention in a pets calendar contest sponsored by a pet food company. The prize was a case of canned dog food - the dogs thought that was awesome!

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  • matthias_lang
    3 years ago

    This is the only thing I have a picture of. It's a mola picked up by a tourist in Panama in the 1960s. I can tell because it is in the original typical frame and burlap mat (partly cropped off) that they used to give them right in Panama. Molas are parts of women's shirts. This one include both the front and back.

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  • Alisande
    Original Author
    3 years ago

    I was just thinking this afternoon that it would be fun to hook a mola. I'd have to do a lot of dyeing, but that's something I enjoy.

    Thanks so much to everyone for sharing your wall art! You impress and inspire me.

  • jim_1 (Zone 5B)
    3 years ago

    Stretched deer hide. Created with nothing but feathers by an artist in Taos.

  • DawnInCal
    3 years ago

    What I think of as the wildlife wall. All of these photos were taken around our property mostly from my kitchen window as that's where I always seem to be standing when I spot wildlife. I will consider the wall complete when I am finally able to take decent photos of a fox, bear and a mountain lion. I do have some bear photos, but they aren't good enough to hang on the wall. I see bears fairly regularly, but I've only seen a mountain lion once and the foxes only seem to come around at night.