Sunday, May 17, 2009

Art and home decorating help needed

I love spring. My flowers are blooming.

And I have the garden in.

But here is the challenge of the day. Debra bought in a very nice new couch for the living room.

It clearly needs a picture above it. I have spent the morning scouring the internet for an appropriate picture. I have a notion that a Hudson River School landscape might be good, and I'd like something that has a local connection, and will go well with the various Audubon prints we have.

So I think I have it.

"Disinterment of the Mastodon" by Charles Willson Peale, who was from Maryland. Painted in 1806. Thomas Jefferson was convinced mastodons were still living in the American West.

Now I just have to figure out where to get a print. I wonder what Debra will think of this plan.