Last year I decided to finally give my brother and sister-in-law their wedding present, essentially after two years of marriage. Carrie, my sister-in-law, said that they needed artwork for their walls, particularly on their first floor. I said ok before I realized how difficult it is to pick out artwork for other people’s tastes. For her bridal shower, I got her a pretty painting of some palm trees I found in a random art gallery in Ojai. I thought she might like it, but I weighed it more heavily — I was pretty sure my brother would like it (he can be a tough customer), so it was purchased.
Wanting to get them some artwork to go with that, I looked all over the place, and didn’t find anything until I discovered Sharon Shock. I don’t know how I ran across her, but Sharon posts a painting every day on her blog, and as I was looking at her paintings earlier last year (and late into 2010), I realized that they would be a nice fit with the painting I got my brother & sister-in-law earlier, since she lives in Carpenteria, CA and paints a lot of beachy-type scenes.
Here are the paintings I bought for them:
Sharon has some really beautiful paintings that are really very affordable. Follow her on her blog, and maybe you’ll find something you like!