Monday, November 24, 2008

Can you hear the ocean?

I can, whenever I look at this painting...

(click to enlarge any photos if you'd like to see the painting better)
Even though we live within an hour of the ocean, I don't really decorate with a beach theme or decor...


... with the exception of this oil painting...


It gives a pop of color to an otherwise (somewhat bland) white-on-white bathroom.


I just have it propped up on this storage cabinet. I love the added charm of the unfinished stapled sides...


I wanted to share it on Blue Monday because of the incredibly beautiful blues in the sky and ocean... (which definitely vary depending on my camera setting and the natural light/overhead light)...


I can't make out the signature, only the year 1979.
Thank you for letting me share my Blue Monday item with you. Please stop by Smiling Sally's blog to see her post and to find a list of all the other Blue Monday participants!

Happy Blue Monday!
Donna

32 comments:

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh this really is lovely! It has the most beautiful colors in it.

I had to laugh when I saw your Battenburg lace shower curtain. I have one just like it, but its not the one I have hanging now. Great minds think alike!

Kady

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Oooo Donna! That is one very pretty painting. It reminds me of my "favorite place" up on the Central Coast...
Have a happy blue Monday

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How beautiful, Donna! I love your seagulls in the background, and I adore New England, particularly the Vineyard and Nantucket. I am going to post some pictures of my cousin's former home in the Vineyard at some point. Check back with me to see them. He's an architect in DC and bought this house to lease and then eventually sell. I was very said when he sold it because it was so comfortable and wonderful, but he bought something else. I just hope the something else is as wonderful as what he sold. LOL!

Take care and thanks for dropping by my blog!

XO,

Sheila... who wants to hop around your wonderful blog when my eyes aren't open with toothpics. ;-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Donna! Someone I know needs to go to bed, and that someone is me! I just made a blooper and posted the post for this down below. How I did that is anyone's guess. Have been having computer issues all night (again, probably me), and I have been saving what I write. Anyhow, I will post it again here in the proper place if that's suitable to you...

How beautiful, Donna! I love your seagulls in the background, and I adore New England, particularly the Vineyard and Nantucket. To that end, I'm going to post some pictures of my cousin's former home in the Vineyard at some point. Check back with me to see them. He's an architect in DC and bought this house to lease and then eventually sell. I was very said when he sold it because it was so comfortable and wonderful, but he bought something else. I just hope the something else is as wonderful as what he sold. LOL!

Take care and thanks for dropping by my blog!

XO,

Sheila... who wants to hop around your wonderful blog when my eyes aren't open with toothpics. ;-)

Lana G! said...

I can hear the ocean too! Beautiful painting. I love that you left it just the way it is!

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a gorgeous painting! there is something quite inspiring about birds in flight! And lovely tones of blue!

Joanne Kennedy said...

So pretty! I live about 15-20 mins from the beach and don't really decorate in a beach theme either. I never have. Except I do have some shells around so maybe that counts huh? LOL

Hugs,
Joanne

bj said...

That's a beautiful painting and, like you, I think the impact is stronger with it unframed...
i love it...

Lady of the Mote said...

it is very beautiful,fits that space very well

Sweetie said...

Thank you so much for sharing. The blues in the painting are gorgeous. Happy Blue Monday.
Sweetie

Smilingsal said...

I think that this is a lovely painting. That's luxury to have an oil painting in a bathroom; I hope the moisture doesn't ruin it. Happy Blue Monday!

Carrie said...

The painting is stunning...it is soft and yet bright in its own way, and it has a pleasing composition.

Simply Dandy said...

Perfect for your bathroom and yes I can hear the ocean.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Donna!
beautiful painting! The ocean can be so soothing!
Happy thanksgiving!
Hugs, Sherry

Connie said...

What a lovely combination, chickee! White is soooo soothing and the punch of the colors of the ocean is just soft enough to make a statement.....
Smooches,
Connie

ellen b said...

Hi Donna! I love your white on white bathroom and that oil painting is just perfect sitting there. Beautiful!!

alicesg said...

Very beautiful painting. I too thought I could hear some sea gulls calling.

PlantBuddy said...

The artist really caught the beach atmosphere and the gulls in flight. Doesn't beg a frame, lovely the way it is.

Barbara H. said...

That is just beautiful, and the way it changes with the light are reflective of the ocean's changing "moods."

Katie said...

I can hear the gulls calling! I love seagulls. Happy Blue Monday!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Beautiful picture and room
...and the little mouse below is darling (:)
hugs Patty

Knitty said...

It is perfect just as it is, and yes, I can hear the ocean if I close my eyes and drift....

judicreations said...

What a pretty picture...really pretty... I was thinking I can just hear the seagulls...and then your music came on and I did hear the seagulls..*s*..
Thank you for sharing this lovely blue picture for Blue Monday.
Hope this is a lovely day for you.
Judi

Coloradolady said...

What a beautiful, soft, relaxing painting. I thought I heard the ocean myself. Loved it.

Mary Ellen said...

Oh this is really nice Donna. I can't stop looking at it. It has the rustic charm of the ocean all over it.

kbbryant said...

Your painting looks wonderful in that white bathroom. It makes me want to go walk on a beach! I'm far from one!

Kathy b

Pink Slippers said...

The painting is very calming and sweet.

laurie said...

Yes! I think I can hear the ocean! Thank you for sharing that beautiful view of the ocean with us. laurie

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I adore your bathroom. So serene. You must come out of there after a shower completely refreshed!
Brenda

Jean Tuthill said...

I just love the painting and yes, I can hear the ocean. I like that you left the painting unframed. Happy Monday to you.

jeanne said...

I am so glad you shared the painting, it is awesome. I like the casual way you have it displayed too. I think I can hear the ocean.

Hugs...Jeanne

Patty said...

What a lovely painting. And it's not blue but I love your shower curtain.