|"Faded Beauty" © Krys Pettit|
oil on canvas
This piece hangs above my audio collection and shares space
with a gift from one of my art teachers and friend
I hate exercising. But I do it every day and have for decades. After I bike I glance up on my paintings and feel motivated to go back into the studio no matter how sweaty!
Coffee fuels our day in this house - and a print of "Seville Bouquet" hangs happily with some wooden cut bowls from Poland.
Long after I finished this oil of a street scene in Greece I noticed this hand-thrown pottery seemed to work well with it. They both sit on the hand-made bookcases my husband fashioned.
Paintings are constantly moving around in our house, depending on what is hanging in which exhibit. This ended up being a bit more pink than I usually have on the walls after they came home from shows.
"Morning Windows" was the first painting I did that was accepted in a state juried exhibition. It hangs in our foyer along with a wedding gift of a native American marriage ceremony. I don't see things so much as needing to match which is firmly evident in this little corner.
Yes, even in the bathroom. I don't recommend hanging watercolor art in a moist, humid environment but a climate controlled powder room can always use a touch of color.
My husband instinctively works in wood. No plans, no notes. He has a gift. He has built a number of functional pieces in our home, like this file cabinet in a corner of my studio pictured in the image on the above left. It is somewhat of a beast -- roomy, heavy and filled with art notes and files. Some of my favorite art books come and go on top of it. The two paintings are a watercolor on the left, inspired by an Andrew Wyeth painting. The oil on the right is of a popular gated entrance to an old home in St. Augustine, Florida.
On the right above is a slice of the many shelves of art books I use, along with a simple watercolor of an iris. I love the internet for reference but I find I need the presence of pages and ink to supplement my inspiration.
I try to visit artists' homes and studios when I travel, Monet, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keefe. This piece from Artsy.net will give you an idea of some of the studies you can visit. Its always interesting to see how artists surround themselves in their work environment.
Curious about my work and the art I have available? I invite you to visit my website below.
Krys Pettit - Artist