Monday, October 20, 2008

Blue Monday - van Gogh's Irises

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Vincent van Gogh painted a beautiful picture called, Irises. The flowers are a bluish-purple. Here's a copy:

We recently painted our guest bathroom a soft blue. The wall is actually a softer blue than the picture shows. I wanted some art work to hang over the towel rack. I had an old brown, wooden frame, and I asked my husband to paint it white to match the woodwork. I took a large chip with the wall paint on it and matched it to a print of Irises at a picture frame shop in our local mall. I put the print into the newly-painted white frame. Here it is!

This is another shot of the picture. It's taken while looking into the white framed mirror. I used white, fluffy towels because I think that the white tones down the blue and allows the picture to "fit."

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Anonymous said...

What a fabulous choice for the wall of the bathroom. I love the wide white frame against the wall color. Very nice!

Anonymous said...

I love the way your Van Gogh framed print looks in your bathroom!! The white painted frame against the blue walls is beautiful!...Donna

Coloradolady said...

What a beautiful color combination. I love accents using white in a bathroom, it makes everything look so crisp. Lovely Blue Monday Post.

Have a great week Sally!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

looks like we have something in common. I do have the same picture. Irises. reproduction handpainted I bought from a friend. I have it hang in my bedroom.

this is one of my fave pictures from Van Gogh. happy blue Monday! have a great week!

squawmama said...

Sally that is a beautiful print and looks so good in your bathroom... Just love it!!!


Life on the Edge said...

Van Gogh was such a fantastic artist. I loved his use of the primary colors. This is a wonderful painting! It looks terrific in your bathroom!


Charmingdesigns said...

Its not monday just yet...but I have some blue goodies. laurie

Cathy said...

I love the color of your bathroom, and the picture is so pretty.

Ruthie said...

The print and the wall paint compliment each other so much and looks really great! So clever you are to do this.


Kim said...

Beautiful picture an lovely shade of blue on your bathroom walls. What nice accents.

Neabear said...

I love the way that picture looks on your bathroom wall. It fits perfect there.

imjacobsmom said...

Well, that looks great in your freshly painted bathroom! Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

Patty said...

You make me wish I had painted my bathroom blue. The picture looks great -- I love the white frame against the wall color.

Gemma Wiseman said...

What wonderful blues for the bathroom! And adore that print in the white frame as an extra touch!

Sherrie said...

Your bathroom is beautiful! Love the picture of the Iris's. It really shows off the blue of the wall. My Blue Monday is posted. It is here:

Just click on Sherrie's Stuff and you'll go right there. Take Care!!


Dawn said...

Your framed print is beautiful! It looks great in the white frame. What a classy bathroom!

take care,

Mojo said...

I'm on the road for a few days with very limited access, but I'll get around to everybody I can either while I'm gone or when I get back.
Meanhile, I submit for your approval:
Blue Monday #4: Deep Blue Sea Redux - No Devils Allowed

Dirkjogt said...

Nice painted, the bathroom AND the painting (I like Van Gogh's paintings).

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Pretty picture and pretty blue bathroom color.Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Love it! It looks wonderful. Nice choices!

Sweetie said...

The copy of the Van Gogh is beautiful. It adds so much to the guest bathroom. Accents really make a difference. Happy Blue Monday!

Ramblins of a middle-aged goddess said...

I love blue too..It is a calming color. Our dining room and kitchen are blue. Beautiful print in the white frame...Thanks for stopping by. My leg pain is not night time..It is severe pain in my HIPS which radiate down my legs..I think it is sciatica. Thanks for the info

Kim said...


The Van Gogh art print is lovely and looks beautiful in the white frame against the blue walls. I love the shade of blue you chose for the wall color. It reminds me of the color of my sister's bridesmaids dresses that we wore in her wedding.

Have a great day!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! I love blue and white together.

Knitty said...

Beautiful! I am enjoying these Blue Monday posts so much. Thanks for doing this.

Grandma Faith said...

Sally, your Van Gogh Irises look stunning in the white frame on the blue wall. You "got it all together" perfectly. Take care, Faith

Salmagundi said...

Your blue bathroom looks so calming and spa-like. I know you will enjoy it!!! Sally

Susan Hickam said...

Lovely Van Gough! He is one of my favorites.

Darlene said...

That print looks GREAT in your blue bathroom....very pretty!

Anonymous said...

The colours you've chosen are beautiful Sally.
The painting is lovely and the wall colour in the blue and accenting with the white is really smart! You did well matching up!

Thank you for hosting Blue Monday today. I finally was able to get in and link up.
Have a great day

Killlashandra said...

That's the perfect print! Great combination. My mom just gave me a bunch Iris bulbs that we put in the ground. I'm hoping for lots of them come spring. :)

Shelia said...

Morning Sally, I love the painting and it looks awesome on your wall. Actually, I've used the "I'm a Little Teapot" song before!! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Baba said...

Hi sally, I have this same print, but mine is in the garage.. I no longer use it..Yours looks great in the bathroom with the pretty painted walls..thanks for sharing with us..
Have a good day. hugs, Baba

nikkicrumpet said...

It's the perfect picture in the perfect really adds a lovely touch to your bathroom!

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Sally, That is a pretty picture. I also love the color of your bathroom. HMMMM! LoL
hugs, Ellen

Linda said...

That is a pretty painting. I have my guest bathroom painted blue as well.

Anne Fannie said...

Goodmorning Sally, love your bathroom and the picture looks great! I like the white towels with the light blue walls.
Happy Blue Monday!
Love, Ann

Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks, I linked up and got my name on the Sorry about that. Laurie

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon Sally,
I really like your painting. It's so pretty and the frame is just lovely. I have a Van Gough in my bathroom too. We are similiar in so many ways :>) Are you sure your not some long lost sister? LOL

Charmingdesigns said...

I don't understand...I have hit "enter" on Mr.Linky 3 different times Is it there yet? Laurie

Needled Mom said...

What a beautiful painting for the room. The blues are so calming.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

That's just the prettiest, softest shade of blue! And the white frame and white mouldings really set if off, great job :)

Anonymous said...

I just came from the lake to the town and can now visit you and others.
You have again so fine blue things here, thank you !

I wish you happy week!

Vylat said...

Just got back from Florida--there on holiday. Hey, I'd like to participate in blue monday.

Liz Harrell said...

That print is lovely against that wall color!

Anonymous said...

I adore that wall color.... it is just the prefect blue.... and the Van Gogh is just wonderfu.....l those colors are just amazing... I love anything Impressionist..... Renoir is my favorite.......

Anonymous said...

I adore that wall color.... it is just the prefect blue.... and the Van Gogh is just wonderfu.....l those colors are just amazing... I love anything Impressionist..... Renoir is my favorite.......

Anonymous said...

I adore that wall color.... it is just the prefect blue.... and the Van Gogh is just wonderfu.....l those colors are just amazing... I love anything Impressionist..... Renoir is my favorite.......

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

Van Gogh is one of my favorite artists! The print looks beautiful in your bathroom. Happy Blue Monday!

Heidi Jo the Artist

Cherdecor said...

I love Van Gogh's paintings and especially the Iris. Everything looks so fresh and clean in your guest bath.

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Smiling Sal; I so love your bathroom. The blue color is just so pretty, and the picture really looks amazing in there. Great job.


MARIA said...

Great job!

Happy Blue Monday!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Love your soft blue walls. When I moved into my house 2 years ago the fist thing I did was pant the morning room/sun room an icy blue!

Fleur de Bee said...

Hi Sally! I am not so much a blue girl....the afterlife here of a TOO blue room with blue everything you can possibly imagine lol! I will however make one os my Marie Antoinette Puffs in blue and post it next week to join in. How fun!

Thanks for always visiting and your sweet comments!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hello! Thansk for the comment & the visit!

I love that shade of blue. On my puter, it's almost a periwinkle & it's just lovely!


Unknown said...

It's so pretty. Thanks!