Today I'm doing my first link up with my friend Amy for Five on Friday. My five things today are 5 of my favorite paintings in my home. My hubby and I have loved a relatively local artist from Minnesota that was an art professor at a university not far from us. He's an amazing watercolor artist and has had his artwork featured as illustrations in several books. You can read about him here. His name is Cheng-Khee Chee and we have been collecting his artwork since before we were married. I think we have about 10 (unless I'm missing any) of his watercolors signed by him and framed and hanging in our home. I'm limited on time so I took some quick photos of my top 5 and I even removed some from the walls to try to take a photo without the glare...however they're all framed in glass and there was still some reflecting (you might spot me in some of them- LOL) - so please excuse all of that and try to enjoy the beauty of the paintings. Here they are:
This one with roses we received as a wedding gift from friends and hangs above the sofa in our family/tv room
This one on our mantle is of a cathedral in St. Paul, MN that my hubby and I both love. We have visited that cathedral several times because it's so beautiful and have even gone to mass there once!
This is one of our most recent Chee purchases. We needed a painting for in our back hallway where we're finishing our renovation. I loved this one for it's gorgeous colors and also because my late Grandma, whom I was very close to, loved hummingbirds so much and fed them all summer every year. It makes me think of her.
This was our very first Chee purchase and one of my all time favorites. It hangs in our bedroom and is called "sleigh ride". It's just so soothing in color and fun in spirit. Love it!!
The last one had to be a tie because I love both of these beauties so much. They're both of Fall scenes. The one on the left is some folks hiking in an Autumn woods and the one on the right is chickadees on sunflowers. My favorite season and 2 of my favorite paintings.