So, as I said in my last post, I wanted to liven up my mantle because the gold-ish mirror that I had leaned up against the white brick was not cutting it. It was too small and too monochromatic. Here is the before:
And here is the after, with the most perfect piece of artwork E-VAH!:
The gold and silver trees are seasonal and when the weather warms up, they will go into hiding and I will put something else in their places. Since it is currently butt-cold outside, I think they are appropriate for now.
After looking at the artwork, I couldn’t decide whether to lean the canvas horizontally or vertically, so I tried both ways:
After trying both ways, I think I like the horizontal layout better but it’s funny, I didn’t know that until I took photos of the mantle. If I can’t decide on what I want or like, I like to take a picture of the space because I can then see the “scene” in a new, more objective way. I also really like that the canvas looks great horizontally or vertically; that way if I change my mind on how to lay it out, it will still look great.