Summer is synonymous with vacation. Some people like the oasis of the beach while others find a warm Pocono sanctuary with a lake view. No matter where it is, the view from a comfy seat is inspiring. As you’re enjoying your summer view, think about artwork that could bring you the same joy all year round. My favorite seat is next to the pool at my parents’ house with a good book and the sun. Here are a few places Zatista artists have used for inspiration:
Monhegan Island landscape #5 by Edward Zelinsky on Zatista.com
Edward Zelinsky has created “Monhegan Island Landscape #5,” a house tucked behind an evergreen resting on the ocean. For a book lover like me, this isolated, tranquil spot is exactly where I would like to be enjoying my summer months. You might have to drag me away when fall makes its way back, and life comes calling.
The Quiet House by Amy Bernays on Zatista.com
For those who don’t enjoy the water’s edge, this painting by Amy Bernays gives the same tranquility with an open field. The clear and quiet air is perfect for a little trip away from all the activity in the city or the suburbs. Try out the rural life for a while and enjoy this piece, “The Quite House.”
Millhouse Reflection by Alicia Pastiran on Zatista.com
So you can’t decide – the water, or the wilderness. Alicia Pastiran’s painting marries the two with “Millhouse Reflection.” Wander the forest endlessly, or soak up the sun in the center of the swamp. The circling trees and clear refection will hug you as you drift in the water; this is a perfect summer spot.
Burano by Fikry Botros on Zatista.com
We all try to travel. New places and spaces are enlightening. In the summer, traveling becomes a little easier and even more enticing. The homes in “Burano”, a photograph by Fikry Botros, are in Burano, Italy. They look vibrant and peaceful, while the city is just beyond them. Hang this in your entryway to remind you why you are working so hard each time you leave for work.
Old School House San Simeon by Michael Verlangieri on Zatista.com
“Old School House San Simeon” is something strait out of a daydream with the clouds hovering over mountains just beyond the field, a home covering the horizon. I’m sure the school house is not equipped with wifi, but the green grass is much more inviting. Grab a book, or a notebook and pencil or a guitar, or just sit in the field and stare at the clouds. You can hang this painting in your room, so even when it doesn’t look that inviting out your window, you have a clear picture of the perfect place to be.
Empress Palace, China by Joel Degrand on Zatista.com
Joel Degrand’s “Empress Palace, China” lends itself to the musing of a lover of the ocean. This boat house is not like many with its Asian architecture and muted tones. Climb the ocean waves, or stay docked with a view. Either way, this boat house is a quite corner to relax and think. If you don’t like relaxing alone, it’s big enough for two to dream about. Hang this hideaway in a prominent spot in your house and let your mind wonder and wander.
No mater what your favorite place is, find a space for it on your walls. You may not know your favorite place yet because you haven’t been there. Line your walls with inspiration to travel. You never know, it may inspire you to get out and see the world.