Traditional landscape painting hanging in a formal Concord, MA home

With simple symmetry and classical architectural touches, this Concord home provides many nooks and crannies for paintings. Complimenting the built-in shelving and custom marble fireplaces, the artwork has traditional esteem with a touch of old-world spirit.

Corn colored waves of grass in the meadow scene placed below the geometric black iron Juliet balcony splashes energy into the neutral nature into the family room. The gold-leaf frame adds a dash of regal flair — which converses well with the classical Tuscan order columns in stark white paint that send the eye upwards towards sweeping ceilings.

After completing this more formal social space, we sought a sporty and nautical work of art for the more intimate mood of the den…

Scott Duncan painting of boat hanging over fireplaceNestled above the mantle amidst equine trophies, silver candlesticks, and antique china, the above painting of boats afloat in the harbor bring a relaxed, tranquil blue to the room. Blue sky, fluffy clouds, and reflective water bring a natural feel to the the painting, contrasting the straight and narrow masts of wooden ships.

The traditional gold frame and well-placed picture light shining above finish the client’s look to meld perfectly with the leather-bound books and cozy impression of the lower ceiling in this study. Comfortable, yet refined, this space called for a painting of distinguished artistry and gilded framing — with an evocation of old sporting fun. Mission accomplished!