Sunday, May 30, 2010

Matching Colours - A Painting and a Bowl

How far could you drive matching colours? Well I have an alternative to the original painting that even matches the bowl in the hallway. Crazy? No - funny and not meant to be too seriously. If only the owner of the house or the interior designer would have known earlier...! But honestly - what would you say about mounting this triptych on the wall?

On top of matching colours I also would suggest an unusual iron cast frame (currently virtually mounted but a real idea) which would perfectly compliment the Chinoiserie table and the iron cast stairrails.

The painting itself is a triptych, painted on 3 silk panels and was inspired by the ancient city of Ayutthaya in Thailand.
Ayutthaya is one of those special places which emanate an aura of magic and fascination ancient sites have in common. Ayutthaya (1350 - 1767) was once the golden capital of the ancient kingdom of Siam (Thailand) - a magical city with about one million inhabitants around 1700. It was destroyed by the Burmese and finally abandoned. Bangkok became the new capital.
Today nothing is left but ruins. Only hundreds of Buddha statues, partially intact or restored, prangs (reliquary towers) and monasteries, which form the Ayutthaya historical park, create a place of great magic and belong to the UNESCO World Heritage.

original image source from
the original image

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(from the Magic Landscapes Series)
40" x 39", silk triptych
©Petra Voegtle
If you would like to see additional room examples please check these links: interior1, interior2.


DesignTies said...

Wow, your painting really does match the bowl perfectly!! I really like the detail of the ironwork around the painting -- it adds interest and texture, and is a nice way to frame the triptych.

I'm glad I was able to retrieve most of my photos too :-) I'm just trying to not think about the ones that I lost.... maybe I'll come across some of them again on my blog travels :-)


Unknown said...

Kelly, I just love these kinds of "coincidences"....

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