Rated 5 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toni49 Lovely hanging on wall
This picture is simple and crisp. It brings the beach in but less casually. It is not like the scenes of the beach with adirondack chairs nor flip flops but it brings a more formal view of the beach. It looks great on my living room wall and the large white and gold frame is beautiful on my tan walls. When you look at it you just start dreaming.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nancie301 I was thrilled to find this online.
I bought a larger Wall Decor by the same Artist in the Kirkland's store near me and when I went back, this one was already sold. I was so disappointed and then I saw it on Sale "online" today and immediately added it to my Cart. Thank you.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by blacksea4 This product is a work of art
Recently I went to the Mall and I saw at the Kirkland’s window display a picture that I’ve just fall in love instantly. It’s called Summer Reading List and it depicts an open window with a beautiful view of the sea. In the foreground there’s a wood chair that holds multiple books that can be also found on the floor. Even if the painting it’s made using the new technology available today it still looks as if it would have been painted years ago. The colors are carefully selected and used to give this beautiful time factor.
I couldn’t spend more time in the store and I went home and found the picture online at Kirklands.com. I simply gazed and gazed. My Mother who was just visiting us was so impressed of how intensely this picture touched my heart that she made me a surprise gift for my upcoming birthday and bought the picture for me. I couldn’t be more thrilled! Every morning greets me and makes me want to open my sleepy eyes.
It captures two different worlds, two different attractions that have always been seducing us in multiple ways: the freedom of the sea and the calm, the tranquility that can be found indoors. The contrast between these two different realities makes the picture even more appealing. The white flattering curtains, the warm blue of the sea invite you to dream with your eyes wide open. This unique painting offers the gift of travelling to a land far away, in matter of seconds, where you can hear the seagulls singing, where you can feel the salty air and where you can see the waves crushing on the shore. And all these senses are brought to life no matter if you are inside the house or outside. This is the key factor that makes this picture one of a kind: it offers two worlds in one, there are no boundaries, the outdoors and indoors are not divided but united in one simple setting, in one simple breath. The sunlight focused on the chair brings the outside inside and the inside outside, as well as all the other elements ingeniously used.
Some people would argue that this picture available in many other copies, a product of the popular culture, would be less valuable than other rare picture found in the museums. This painting proves them wrong. All its significant qualities, the simple idea itself show to a genuine work of art. It enriches us and this is exactly what art does. Summer Reading List is an invitation to enjoy art in the luxury of your bedroom, to relax and to dream in a world that consumes us with every demand. Anxiety is left behind and sweet dreams are just around the corner.
I strongly believe this is the picture to buy not only for the beach house but for all who desire to bring the beach inside the house and enjoy its beauty all year long.
February 27, 2014