Sunday, 24 November 2013

'Long Was The Night'

That's the title of this Mackenzie Thorpe limited edition lithograph that I bought for hubby as a wedding pressie back in 2005.

Not everyone's cup of tea I'm sure, but we both rather like it.
You may have seen it lurking in the background of some photos previously - it lives above the sofa in the living room.

Or that's to say it did live above the sofa, until this afternoon when it got moved to a new spot...

Ta daaaaaa

What do you think?
Although I still think a starburst (or similar) mirror could work there, hubby and I were getting a bit frustrated by the blank space above the mantle, it was crying out to be filled ASAP. So, we looked around the house to see what might fit - we tried two different mirrors: one was too big, the other too small (it was like something from Goldilocks); we tried two other pictures, one was too small, the other was almost perfect. And then hubby suggested this one.
And we love it there.
As hubby says, it is the most expensive piece of artwork we own (not that it's worth that much), so it should have a more prominent position.

And a shot of the whole wall (please excuse the TV blaring out at you, but DC was watching his beloved Power Rangers...)
I love the picture, and I do think it goes really well there - the colours work (both of the picture itself and the frame) and it's just the right size. However, it's not quite got the 'oomph' I was hoping to achieve for that particular spot. But, it will definitely do for now.


  1. I think it looks fantastic, like you bought it especially for that spot.

  2. I love it, very much my kind of picture, reminiscent of a Lowry. I think it has lots of oomph!

  3. It's wonderful. The whole wall is looking lovely. Beautifully done.

  4. I love the picture too, sort of broody industrial but I think I'd prefer it to have less around it so the drama is more effective, for example where it was before. Just my opinion and what do I know.


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