Surrounding yourself with beautiful art can create an impact on your everyday outlook. When crafted with sincerity and thoughtfulness, any artistic creation can speak to the heart, and convey a message of inspiration and encouragement. In this edition, the Balsam Hill blog features artworks that resonate a positive vibe in your home:

Rio Grande Spring, 2011

paintings that inspire: Rio Grande Oil Painting by Roger Alderman

Painted along the Rio Grande in New Mexico, this oil palette knife painting by  Roger Alderman presents a one-of-a-kind texture that beautifully captures the dynamic spirit of the landscape. Exhibiting gorgeous hues, the work is an interesting creation that draws the eyes of your guests to the breathtaking visage of the river. The masterpiece inspires conversation and serves as a great accent to brighten up a modern living room.

Going Home

paintings that inspire: Going Home Oil Painting by Leonid Afremov

Leonid Afremov is another impressionist famous for his palette knife painting style. This image of a couple strolling down a tree-lined avenue showcases warm hues reminiscent of the stunning fall season. Elegantly done with oil on canvas, this slice-of-life portrait brings your home interiors to life, and also invites you to appreciate the beauty of the outdoors.

Sunbeams in Grand Central Station

Sunbeams in Grand Central Station

Images of sunbeams always convey an inspiring feeling and a message of hope and deliverance. This photograph of Sunbeams in Grand Central Station is a perfect example of this positivity. It also shows how black and white photos can depict energy and the fullness of life.

Bamboo Forest, Sagano, Kyoto, Japan

Positivity is also seen in the simplest of details. With this panoramic photograph of a  bamboo forest in Kyoto, you can fill your home with the subtle beauty of nature. Exhibiting the cool green hues and parallel lines of upright bamboo, this artwork is a gorgeous invitation to explore the outdoors and commune with nature.

Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Jayan

Stoclet Frieze: The Tree of Life, 1909

paintings that inspire: Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt

The Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt was commissioned to contribute his art to the dining room of the luxurious Stoclet Palace in Brussels, now a UNESCO world heritage site. He created a series of decorative works called the Stoclet Frieze, pieces that were lavishly crafted using semi-precious stones, marble, pearls, enamel, ceramic, and gilded tiles.

The Stoclet Frieze comprises three panels: ‘Expectation,’ ‘Fulfillment,’ and ‘The Tree of Life,’ which was the central theme of the mosaic. For Klimt, the ‘Tree of Life’ represents the union of heaven and earth, and is also a symbol of spiritual enlightenment. Showcase this important Art Nouveau piece in your home and inspire a similar feeling of contentment and happiness.

Open up your home to positivity with these five inspiring art pieces. Share with us an artwork that inspires positivity in your own dwelling.

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