Beach House Paintings

This post is all about bragging on my sister-in-law Beth and the fantastic works of art she made for the beach house.  About a month or so ago, she and I sat down to talk about color schemes in rooms and flip through paintings we liked, before coming up with some ideas for her to paint.  Now she's done and they all look fantastic! This beach scene is something you might expect to find in a house near the beach, but Beth made it more abstract than your average sand-waves-sunset painting.  I like the tree line in the background and how it's chock-full of texture.  This will be for one of the jack-and-jill bedrooms.

At the time that we talked about the paintings, we still hadn't purchased a bed for the last bedroom - the other jack-and-jill one.  We were in a bit of debate about another queen bed versus bunk beds.  So, Beth painted not one but two paintings for this room.  The idea was that they could be hung together as a pair, but would also look fine hanging separately on two sides of a window if we need to split them up.  Gotta love polka dots!

This next one - for the dining room - is my personal favorite.  I will most definitely be placing an order for one of these for my house sometime!  Chocolate cake on a cake stand.  Does it get better than that?  And it will look even yummier when it's not hanging on a plywood wall.

The last one is for the living room and is a trio of whimsical birds.  I love them too!  Beth and I have gone back and forth about whether or not the birds need a black dot for eyes?  What do you think?  Doc says they're looking away so they don't need them.  Sometimes I think it would take away from the whimsical-ness of the birds, other times I think they need eyes.  Help?

Didn't Beth do a great job?  I've got a few things in the wall-hanging category that I'm working on too, but they won't even compare to these.  You know I'll share them with you anyway!