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Guest Picks: Small Pieces Of Art Big on Personality
There is nothing like art, whether an original or a print, to bring character and soul to a space. Try to avoid buying mass produced art at a retailer. I have rounded up some small paintings and photographs (less than 12 by 16 inches) to get you started on your art collection. Etsy and your local art gallery are wonderful resources. Small works of art can be placed just about anywhere. They can be placed in a grouping on a wall, or leaning on a shelf in a bookcase.
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Abstract Ikat Interior Portrait By driftwood interiors - $35
This print is of a room featured in an Australian online magazine and I just adore everything about it — both the print and the room!
Pretty in Pastels, Watercolor Ink Fashion Illustration Prin By EstherBayer - CAD 32.50
Esther Bayer's work is a favorite among design bloggers. This is one of her newer prints of a fashion illustration done in watercolor ink. Those eyes!
Spring Garden Giclee Print From Original Oil Mix Media By Siiso - $45
I have been following this artist's work for a while. Although her originals may be out of your budget, the prints are affordable. This one is from an original oil mix media with vibrant and happy colors. I'm so in love with it.
Quiet Alley Venice Italy Fine Art By So Very Happy Art - $18
If you have never had an opportunity to visit Italy, no worries. There are plenty of photographs, like this one of a deserted alley, to make you feel as if you are right there!
Nursery Wall Art Bird In Cherry Tree By thePaintedSky - $110
I love paintings of cherry blossoms and this original 12-inch by 16-inch is no exception. It would look great hanging in a little girl's room.
Beach Shade Wall Decor, Tangerine, Turquoise Print By Magic Markings Art - $25
This artist paints vivid beach scenes and this one is my favorite. It's an 8-inch by 10-inch print of a painting that has an impressionistic quality.
Small Original Landscape Painting Storm Clouds By Pamela M - $25
I love the moodiness of this landscape painting. I would lean this acrylic original atop some books in a bookcase.
Antique Skeleton Key 22 Original Watercolour Nightly Study By jodyvanB - $30
I have one of this artist's original key watercolors hanging on my gallery wall. It adds a bit of vintage charm.
Landscape Original Oil Painting, White Gable By MadAboutHue - $100
This oil painting of a cottage is so charming. I love the various shades of green and the laid-back feeling it evokes.
Date Night 4 By Kelly Grace - $60
I have seen the work of this artist at my local One of a Kind show. This is from her series entitled "Date Night," which is nostalgic and witty at the same time.
Antique Tea Original Oil Painting, My Nana's Tea By MadAboutHue - $435
The composition and the detail on the fine china cup are impeccable in this still life original oil painting.
Italian Travel Photography By Raceytay - $25
You can never go wrong with hanging photographs of architecture in a grid on a wall. The arches and lanterns in this photograph, taken in Italy, are especially mesmerizing.
Poppies 2 By Pinecone Camp - $30
This photo of a field of poppies was taken with a vintage camera to give it an ethereal feel.
Oil Painting Green Pear By Pamela M - $38
Anyone who knows me, knows I love painting pears. But I don't think any of my paintings can hold a candle to this original 6-inch by 6-inch oil beauty.
Tools Of The Trade Fine Art Print By Jane Heller - $35
I'm loving the images of threads and bobbins taken by this Canadian photographer. They would look perfect in a craft or sewing room.
Tropical Fish Abstract Art Original By Robin's Art - $80
I own a few of this artist's paintings. Abstract with a bit of realism is right up my alley. She uses moulding paste to create extra depth.
History Chairs #15 By Daphne Emanuel - $220
I have always been obsessed with paintings of chairs. I would love to have this painting for my own home office!
Complete Art Print By Shirae - $20
How sweet is this print done in graphite and pastels? It would look perfect in a little girl's room.
Venetian Waterways By Trekkerjen - $30
This photo captures the heart of Venice — the waterways, gondolas and decaying buildings.