Sunday, August 27, 2006

Picture In Picture

I'm not normally one to post pictures of pictures, but just today I picked up a new commercial photo that I'm particularly happy with. It's a photograph titled "Blue Ocean Bungalow" that was taken in Puerto Vallarta. I knew it would look good in my house, but it ended up being even better than I thought. The red of the wall on the left side matches my paint well, and the lighting in the picture coincides with the lighting on my mantle. Almost like it was meant to go there. I also managed to get the third print in the series. I wanted #1, but the photographer kept it. I take that as a good sign for my taste. Print #2 has been hanging in Cherry Creek Mall getting smudged by little kids for a while so I didn't want it. Hence #3 it is.

Speaking of the photographer, this one is by Mike David, a Denver local. I've seen his work around at a number of shows in the area, most recently the People's Fair. I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes this style of photography. His website has quite a few more photos. I especially recommend some of the photos from Greece, unfortunately I can't link to them because it's a Flash-based site.

Since I'm already writing about my little art collections, I thought I'd post a picture of the other half. This one is actually a painting made to look like a piece of stained glass. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the artist or I'd refer you to him. Especially nice because it was surprisingly inexpensive, and not just because Wendy paid for it as a birthday present.

Update (08/01/2006): I must've been really been out of it when I originally wrote this. Edited the language so I don't come off like such an illiterate.


Cash said...

Very soothing piece, and definitely works perfectly in that space.

Tim said...

Not only does it looks great right there, but it's cool how the upward pointing staircase alludes to the upward pointing flue behind it.

BeaKeR said...

Tim, where do you come up with this stuff? :)

Tim said...

A semester of art history will tweak your brain a bit in this regard.

I took that class on a whim and ended up really enjoying it. Yeah, for sure, looking at slides of pretty pictures for an hour is a good class in my book.