The Roses of Heliogabalus by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1888), oil on canvas.
Look anywhere artwork is sold and nine times out of ten you’ll find a floral painting. From yard sales, flea markets, to Sotheby’s and Christie’s, the floral offerings always rise to the top.
Certainly, this isn’t exclusive to flower paintings alone. But it reinforces that there is something constantly attractive and appealing about floral paintings. Artists who paint flowers inevitably get joy painting them and there is a wide enough range of diversity within the subject matter that you can do your own thing and still find an eager audience.
We share a universal desire to connect with all that’s colorful. We strive to be surrounded with the beauty and invigorating essence of nature, water and lush botanicals.
Bringing the outdoors in has always been a source of pleasure that repeats over generations in home decor.
Botanical prints, reflect a more scientific approach to plants. They boast a vintage look that reminds us of our science class during high school years. They look great in large formats and in a scheme with pink color. Pink and green are complementary colors. Using similar hues like emerald green matched with magenta and aqua with soft pink bring happiness to a room.
Our Botanical prints always look fabulous when framed with touches of metallic finishes. Gold works well with green. A touch of gold in their frame can give a room a luxurious feel.
I personally think they look great with a simple contemporary white frame. Framed in white, they blend perfectly in contemporary rooms. For maximum impact, use a large size like 32 x 48 inches or larger and keep the rest of the room neutral.
Botanical and floral prints when used in dining rooms, kitchens, country homes and even beach houses bring a timeless splash of color and joy.
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Roy Caro Cohen