Thursday, 23 October 2008

this is my one hundredth post!! - SPREADEAGLE INN PROJECT

I visited my daughter and girls for couple of days this week and then went on to the Spread Eagle Inn where my decorative artwork is on display in the five en suite barn conversions. When I posted details of this project some weeks back I was asked to let you see the paintings in situ, so photographed them today. Surprising how small they look once up on the walls but remember they are behind double beds!! Worthwhile enlarging to see colour schemes working well together.
1 After the Rain in the Old Forge
2 Two Poppy Paintings in the Smithy Suite

3 Sculptured Tulips in The Carriage House Suite
4 White Orchids in the Stable Suite (the touches of soft green leaves match the cushions and lampshades perfectly)

5 The two paintings created for the Cartshed Suite
Arent they lovely rooms? Lori has such wonderful skills in decor and I think she chose the best paintings for each suite from those selected over a long email exchange. She actually chose 8 out of the 14 I then took over to her - number 8 is the Buttercups and Daisies in the lounge area of the Old Forge suite. What a delightful place to stay if you want a country retreat near Swaffham in Norfolk.. .. wonderful food too!! We are planning weekend acrylic workshops for next year as well!!

6 comments:

E-J said...

How wonderful that a hotel has the good sense and taste to display original works of art by local artists. I'm tired of the faded faux-Impressionist poster type prints which seem to be de rigueur in so many hotel rooms.

Who knows. Maybe we will stay there someday. :)

RHCarpenter said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, Joan; and congratulations on these lovely paintings adding such flair to the rooms! LOVE the poppies and the tulips the very best :)

Margaret Ann said...

Congrats Joannie on your 100th post! A big WOOHOO from the desert just for you!

Your painting look absolutely charming in their color coordinated rooms...What an honor to have them be there!

I read your comment on Anita's blog and I just wanted to assure you personally that all is delightfully well...those were just some wonderful wishes from Anita to use on a "rainy day" LOl :)

All the best! Margaret :)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thankyou ladies for your thoughts on the Spread Eagle Inn paintings and your congrats on 100th post since mid January. Quite pleased with myself I have done so many - but then I love to 'chat' and its been great meeting you all.

Robert A Vollrath said...

Great to photos of the painting hanging in the rooms.

"JeanneG" said...

Your paintings look beautiful on the walls of the rooms. It's like you knew the colors she was using.