Friday, December 27, 2013

Santa sure can paint!

I begged my dad to create a pair of coastal paintings for my dining room for Christmas.  In true type-A fashion, I whipped up a little PowerPoint presentation that included art style examples, composition examples, fabric samples (which I also mailed to him) and pictures of my china.  Well, he has one happy client / daughter!  I love the pop of color they add to my dining room and how they remind me of the trips to the Cape / Shackleford Banks and coming back through Beaufort.

The sweet artist on Christmas morning

The 3" gold leaf plein aire frames came from my favorite bargain art store in town -- Jerry's Artarama.  They were only $60 each (they are a little more online than in the store for some reason) -- such a steal!

Do you think it's weird to have beach scenes in non-coastal homes...especially in a formal dining room?  I personally love the beach, so I want to bring it inland.

Let me know if any of you ever want my dad to whip something up for you.  He would gladly do it for a great deal.

Christmas pics of our celebrations with both families to come...



  1. Absolutely love those paintings. Your dad is so talented!

  2. I love these! And no, It's not weird to have them in your home! P.S. I promise I'm not a crazy stalker...just a new follower:)