Jan. 12

 

Painterly Palette

by Lynn Byrne

Is there anyone who doesn't love this painting?  Or is it just old sentimental me?  Though I have never seen the movie (time for Netflix!), I devoured Tracey Chevalier's novel of the same name. A few fun facts about the work.  Its not technically Read more [...]

Nov. 25

 

When Art Meets Design

by Lynn Byrne

By now you may have heard about the wonderful collaboration between famed artist Hunt Slonem and Groundworks (available through Lee Jofa) resulting in gorgeous fabrics and wallpaper inspired by his art. Early fall, Hunt spoke at the design industry's Read more [...]

Aug. 13

 

Painterly Palette

by Lynn Byrne

The title of Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" is completely inaccurate.  The painting doesn't depict a military surveillance at night, nor is it set in nighttime.  Once the painting was given a good cleaning after World War II, it became clear Read more [...]

Apr. 10

 

5 Top Trends at Spring 2014 High Point Market

by Lynn Byrne

1. Chinoiserie was HUGE!   2. The COLOR STORY was predominately TOMATO RED and NAVY. Alexa Hampton combined the hues in her space at Hickory Chair. Pantone's color of the year, radiant orchid, was not a centerpiece. Read more [...]

Nov. 12

 

Painterly Palette

by Lynn Byrne

Mary Cassatt lived in an era where women's lives were home-based, with simple daily activities like taking tea, caring for their children, reading and sewing.  She chose to abandon that lifestyle, against her family's wishes,  and become a painter. Read more [...]
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