I have some recently finished paintings to hang. My dilemma is a recurring one for me. Are my walls too full of art already? The thing is, when I finish a painting, hopefully I like it. But I like the ones that are already being displayed on my walls also! Most of my paintings have memories attached for me... places I have visited... such as Paris, Italy, the beach, etc. The paintings, like a photo album or scrapbook, bring back memories. It would be easy if I just took down the older paintings to add the new ones.
One of my art blogger friends, Pat, showed some of her walls with paintings recently and it got me thinking. Who better to get feedback from than fellow artists who may go through the same problem with art display! As you can see from the third photo, I have a batch of newly framed paintings (oils) waiting for me to decide where they will go. I am not a speed painter, these were finished over a period of time and just needed framing. I found some frames I love- plein air frames with gold or silver leaf- so, now they are ready to go up. The wall in the top photo goes up another 10-12 feet and my husband and I thought we might just continue to hang them higher up the wall. I am lucky in that my husband does not think there can ever be too many paintings on the walls and keeps pointing out blank spots. Magazines and TV always seem to be showing me rooms with empty walls or maybe one or two paintings. That is simply not going to happen at my house. So- my question is this- what do you do, rotate your art, just stop framing? I am not going to stop painting any time soon, so our supply of artwork won't suddenly dry up! I have been sharing with family and friends for years as gifts, and whenever I am lucky enough- I sell them...
Thank you so much for your input-