Inspiration: Crystal Bridges Art Museum
Many friends and clients know I grew up in Northwest Arkansas (why the 479 area code). Nearly every time I am back to visit, I squeeze in some time to admire the art at Crystal Bridges Art Museum. I long to have a corner of my home filled with huge pieces of art, much like this, of my children as they age. I often find inspiration for portraits here, although the inspiration has to align with the needs and wants of an individual.
Below is a maternity painting and I love how the museum wall color and the color of the wall in the painting are nearly a match. The gold frame breaks the wall color and portrait wall color, really accentuating the woman's face, bringing it to the viewers' attention.