Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Fake Paintings

One of the things on my "stuff to do around the house" list (which I've failed to check anything off of in quite some time) is to pick out artwork for the walls in our living room. We recently moved the frames that hung in that area into the guest bedroom in an effort to mix up the decor a bit. Since I take tons of pictures and am also extremely cheap, my idea of picking out artwork is searching through the plethora of images on my hard drive until I find something that might look good on our wall. After that I digitally alter the images using Photoshop--so that they look more like a painting--and then call them art. I think it's kind of fun to have the artwork in the house be my own even though I have no artistic ability!

So over the weekend I picked out some pictures and did some artistic editing and narrowed it down to two sets of prints that we might blow up and frame for the living room walls. Chad has a favorite pair, but I really can't decide which ones I like better, so I'm enlisting the help of my tens of readers! In case you've never been to our house, this is what our living room looks like (with the red curtains), so keep that in mind!

Vote below and let me know what you think in the comments. You might have to click on the images below to see the details of the "painting" techniques! :)

Building Pic #1

Building Pic #2

Nature Pic #1

Nature Pic #2




Thanks for voting, friends!

9 comments:

Tish said...

the last nature pic is one of THE most beautiful pictures i've ever seen. definitely...

cw said...

Foul! Rigged! Poppycock! Recount! Attica!

My buildings are losing 5-1!

Paula said...

I'm with Chad!!! I guess we are way out voted!

Amy said...

Chad, you need to start an underground email campaign for the building pics. ;) I didn't cheat. I voted for them before I came to the comments!

Jen said...

I like the last building pic and the last nature pic. My son said the last building looked like a cool castle so he voted for that. I think your house has a rustic french charm that would go better with the buildings pics, but that's just my two cents worth. So that's two votes for the buildings. And I voted before reading the comments. Good luck with your decision.

Anonymous said...

Well I would like to vote for pic's #2 and #3.

1/2 sense

Jenn said...

I love the first one and last one. They're all great though. :)

B-Man said...

The building pics would be great nature pics if you GOT RID OF THE BUILDINGS!!!! Nature always wins out.....

Beth said...

Hard to say, but I actually like Building Pic #2 and Nature Pic #2 the best?? I like the ocean in the background of pic one. and I like your Photoshopping!