Nothing finishes a room like a piece of art. Often the focal point, art can set the mood of a space, from calm and tranquil to bold and invigorating — depending on the piece, of course! — so selecting the right painting can feel like a daunting task. But no matter what, the right art will bring you happiness every single time you gaze upon it. Here are some tips to help you find that perfect piece.
But start at Coco Blanca, by checking out Martha Spak’s art featured in this article.
My favorite piece we have at the moment!
We love Martha Spak’s art because it adds that accent of color to our neutral décor, creating a serene environment. She paints landscapes, seascapes, and still life paintings in oils, capturing the essence of the subject and recording it simply with light and warmth. Each painting portrays a mood. As an artists, she hopes the share with others the sense of peace she feels when she paints to provide calm happiness. With this in mind she creates timeless works that will bring enjoyment for years to come.
She began painting more than fifteen years ago and gathers ideas everywhere – a vivid sunset, tranquil water, a beautiful keepsake from traveling, or a family heirloom. She paints en plein air and in the studio. Martha prefers to paint in oils because the richness and thickness of the medium allow her to build up the texture of the painting and give weight to the work. She likes to use layers of thin color to reach a vibrant and translucent glaze.
Prices, shown below, vary depending on the size of the painting and Martha is very happy to create a commissioned piece to accommodate size and color of your room.
12” x 16” | $675
16” x 20” | $995
20” x 20” | $1,100
22” x 28” | $2,200
24” x 36” | $2,600
36” x 48” | $4275
Using the soothing color palette of a coconut by the sea—whites, neutrals and splashes of turquoise—Coco Blanca has created a trademark look. Her lifestyle boutique offers expert solutions for home design and women’s fashion—blending a clean, fresh, sophisticated, feel-good style.
210 South Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314