With the holiday decor all packed away until next year, I decided it was time to start hanging up some art on my bare walls.
I’m a huge fan of mid century styled, colorful art — if you couldn’t tell already with my SHAG obsession. I’ve been admiring El Gato Gomez’s work for the last few years and just last October, I finally pounced on one of her paintings. It has been waiting for a home since then. This weekend, I finally decided on one.
I was never sure how to decorate the wall with the pass-through from the kitchen, but treating the doors as one piece of a larger grouping of objects seems to work. The addition of the mid century styled wall clock that used to hang on the opposite wall finished out the arrangement nicely. I also like how the aqua in the background of the bird painting picks up the aqua from the kitchen cabinets in the next room.
So what’s on the other wall where the clock used to be? The painting of my grandfather as a young man that I stared about two years ago and have yet to finish.
Here’s the photo I’m painting from — I think my grandfather was maybe 15 or 16 here. I love the composition of the photo and the high contrast — but wanted to try my hand at colorizing it in the painting. As you can see, I still have a ways to go on the details.