Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Affordable Art

Oversized art pieces make a statement in any space. They're big and bold and you only need one item as opposed to the several it would take to fill up the same area. You don't even need to hang them...if you have the right spot you can just prop the piece, as I did here, for the same effect (and fewer holes in your wall).

You might find yourself shying away from even considering these overscale pieces due to price. Surprise, surprise! They're not that expensive. Take this colorful floral "painting" I purchased at Ballard Designs a few years ago for only $299. At roughly 47" square, it's a bargain when you consider you'd need many smaller prints to fill up the same space.

These bold flowers are printed on gallery-wrapped canvas (read: you don't need a frame) and mimic an original oil painting.

Most people don't know that it's not the real thing. I knew I'd hit the jackpot when my dad, a serious art collector, asked me who the artist was. I'm pretty sure he'd never heard of the collective works of Madamoiselle Ballard!



Susie said...

It looks fantastic!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I hope to see you back there soon:-)

Anonymous said...

Over from SITS! I love big art.
I love art...
Check out my post today. It's abuot this very subject!

knack said...

hey martha!

Thank you so much for the sweetness you left on my blog! I'm thrilled that you love my work!

I am in my studio m, tues., wed, from 9-2:30 and fri. from 9-2. I am also by appointment since I may pop in and out during the day. The best thing to do is call me 864-525-9705 and let me know when you are coming.... I will make sure to be ready for you!

Thanks again! Hope to see you soon! xo

septembermom said...

That's just the kind of bold, colorful floral piece that would work great in my home. What a terrific bargain!

greedygrace said...

Neat! I'll have to remember this tip!

Visiting you from SITS!