Andrew Wyeth + Winter Whites

February 25, 2013

 

 

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape – the loneliness of it – the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it – the whole story doesn’t show.”

~  Andrew Wyeth

 

 

Andrew Wyeth, Fence Line

 

 

White on the brain again!  Maybe it’s the winter view of bark and white sky out my window.  But I was leafing through a beautiful book “Andrew Wyeth– Memory and Magic” yesterday and was drawn to the monochromatic palette of browns, tans and whites of his “Chadd’s Ford” paintings.  I love the interplay between the layers of white and neutrals here and am really drawn to the same palette for interiors.

 

 

 

via Interiorly

 

 

 

Andrew Wyeth, Long Limb

 

 

via New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Wyeth, Trodden Weed

 

 

 

Amelia Handegan

 

 

 

Andrew Wyeth, Open and Closed

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Wyeth’s “Maine” paintings are, of course, another story.

 

 

Andrew Wyeth, Wind from the Sea

 

 

Summer awaits.

 

 

Andrew Wyeth, On the Edge

 

 

 

timber + snow

December 29, 2012

 

Well, today there is snow outside my window (and a roaring fire inside).  And it brings to mind one of my very favorite “color” combinations —  a background of white with touches of warm brown. The warm neutrals found in natural wood finishes, usually flooring and furniture, accomplish this best.  Those ‘Swedes’ are masters of this yin/yang aesthetic and DC designer Darryl Carter also does this well.

Here are some fabulous images I’ve pinned over the past year, showing the beauty of white walls paired with simple natural textures.

Enjoy ~


 

via Darryl Carter

 

 

 

via Cup of Joe

 

 

via Houzz

 

 

 

via The City Sage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

via Ruth Burts

 

 

 

via we are super famous

 

 

via Ben Herzog

 

via the design files

 

 

 

Stay cozy and warm today dear readers.  And raising my glass to another colorful year of sharing!