Fine Art Prints for All Seasons

March 13, 2022

Everyone seems to love the changing of the seasons. By the time winter ends, like it is now, everyone is ready for the warmer temperatures and flowers of spring. Most people change certain accents in their decor along with the season. Things like tablecloths, centerpieces, and maybe a garland or floral accents on the mantle or elsewhere around the living room. But one easy way to change with the seasons is to change the art on your walls.

Edith Creek pours over Myrtle Falls in the Paradise section of Mount Ranier National Park, Washington.

Spring in Paradise

Edith Creek pours over Myrtle Falls in the Paradise section of Mount Ranier National Park, Washington.

I've written previously about the benefits of hanging landscape and nature photography in your home or office. But embracing the changing seasons by also changing the art on your walls is a great way to mentally and emotionally accept and prepare for the change, and even celebrate it.

El Capitan at sunrise in Yosemite National Park.

El Capitan

The first light of the day shines on the nose of El Capitan on a spring morning in Yosemite National Park.

Highlight an Artist

One great way to change your decor with the seasons is to highlight an artist. For instance, a painter for one season, a photographer for another, and a watercolor artist or maybe a printmaker for another. This is a great option if you have a feature wall, with several pieces of art, or several prominent walls in your living room or dining room that could highlight your favorite work from a particular artist.

The Upper Falls and portage bridge at Letchworth State Park, at sunset, near Geneseo, New York.

Sunset at Upper Falls

The setting sun creates a soft, warm glow under the Portage Bridge above Letchworth State Park's Upper Falls.

If you have one feature wall, a collage of several smaller pieces surrounding a larger piece can make for a beautiful conversation starter, and if the subject matter matches the season, it will always feel fresh, while also reminding you of memories of past seasons when those pieces were on display.

Rolling green hills with blue skies and puffy clouds overhead on a sunny day.

Afternoon Bliss in the Palouse

The rolling hills of the Palouse bathe in the warm spring sunshine as cumulonimbus clouds pass overhead near Colfax, Washington.

I have a friend who is a painter, and she regularly rotates the prints in her home with the seasons, and the focal point is always the piece above the fireplace. It never fails to impress me no matter which season I see it in, and it always sets the mood.

A walnut tree blossoms on a spring morning in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Spring Glow in Cades Cove

Spring comes to Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a walnut tree blossoms on a May morning.

Highlight a Style

If you prefer not to settle on just one artist, perhaps selecting a style will appeal you to more. For instance, for the spring, you could select the work of several photographers, while in the summer you could transition to oil painters, or watercolor artists, Then in the fall, choose another style of work.

Buoys and rope litter the dock in Friendship Harbor, Maine as the sun rises on a summer morning.

Buoys and Line

Limited Edition

A lobsterman's buoys and rope is left on the dock on a summer morning in Friendship Harbor, Maine.

Available as a Fine Art Limited Edition of 100 prints, which includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity with serial number. COA will be shipped separately.

Summer could be the season you choose vibrant sunsets and sunrises over a beach from photographers, or watercolors depicting fun at swimming holes, or fields on sunflowers always prevalent in the late summer. Then choose another style of painting for autumn, or another style of photography for winter.

Sunrise at Montauk Point, NY, as the lighthouse stands on a bluff in the distance.

Sunrise at Montauk Point

The sun breaks through the clouds on summer morning at Montauk Point as the lighthouse stands watch over the Atlantic Ocean.

It can be a lot of fun discovering new art styles, and finding which ones you love, by selecting different styles to feature each season. And don't worry if originals are beyond your budget. Many artists are now offering beautiful museum quality prints of their work, enabling them to appeal to those with any size budget.

West Quoddy Head lighthouse stands in the background as flowers grow in the foreground.

Tall White Asters at West Quoddy Head

Tall white asters grow in a meadow near West Quoddy Head lighthouse, in Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, Maine.

The sun sets behind a field of sunflowers.

Aroostook Sunset

The sun sets behind a field of sunflowers on a summer evening in Aroostook County, Maine.

A canopy of autumn foliage arches over Kaaterskill Creek near Hunter, New York.

Kaaterskill Creek

Kaaterskill Creek in the Catskills, is located in the eastern Catskill Mountains of New York, on the north side of Kaaterskill Clove, between the hamlets of Haines Falls and Palenville in Greene County's Town of Hunter.

Highlight a Theme

If you like to have several different styles on display, maybe you'd prefer to highlight a theme that permeates the pieces you show. In autumn, you could choose to show old barns adorned by trees in peak fall color, or mountain streams with colorful foliage. Or perhaps be even more specific and highlight a location with different pieces of the same area during that season.

A covered bridge in northern Maine on a misty autumn morning.

Autumn at Bennet Bean Bridge

A cool mist hangs in the mountains near Wilsons Mill, Maine at Bennett Bean Bridge. Bennett Bean Bridge is a Paddleford truss bridge built in 1898 across the Magalloway River.

Winter could emphasize mountain scenes with snow-covered peaks, or barns with a fresh blanket of snow, or perhaps New England villages with snow falling. In the Spring, blooming trees, flowing waterfalls, vibrant green fields, and colorful pastel flowers can transform your walls into a celebration of new life that Spring always represents.

Glade Creek Grist Mill on an autumn day in West Virginia.

Glade Creek Grist Mill

Standing as a monument to other West Virginia mills that once dotted the area, Glad Creek Grist Mill was constructed from parts of three other grist mills, and completed in 1976. It is located in Babcock State Park, West Virginia. Pictured here on an autumn morning.

Ultimately, I think it's fun to find art that highlights what's important to you for each season, and depicts what you love about each season.

The sun shines through a grove of aspen trees on a fall morning in Colorado.

Dance of the Aspens II

Weighted by heavy snows as saplings, these aspens now appear to be dancing due to their curved trunks. I captured this image on an autumn morning in Colorado.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse stands above the snow-covered rocky Maine coastline.

Newfallen Snow at Pemaquid Point

A blanket of fresh snow covers the rocky shores near Pemaquid Point lighthouse on a cold January morning.

Highlight a Color Scheme

Each season always seems to have its own color scheme. Spring time has bright pastel pinks, blues, yellows, greens and purples. Summer tends to be more vibrant blues, yellows, reds, and oranges. Autumns colors are deeper reds, burnt orange, brown, and burnt yellow. Winter's colder temperatures are echoed in cool blues, whites, and greens, while the warmth of the hearth and home is echoed in reds and warmer tones.

Flume Covered Bridge in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire, on a winter day.

Flume Covered Bridge

Spanning the Pemigewasset River in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire, the Flume Covered bridge was built in 1881. It is seen here on a winter day near Lincoln, New Hampshire.

There are many ways to determine what art hangs in your home or office, but changing the display for each season is a great way to keep the decor fresh, and a great way to display art if you already have limited wall space but enjoy collecting art from artists you follow. If you have a wall that's already full, but have more work you'd like to show, it may be time to start rotating the art with the changing of the seasons. If this is an approach you'd like to try, but haven't yet begun your collection, I put together a guide for buying art online you may find helpful.

Wayside Gristmill in Sudbury, Massachusetts after a fresh snow.

Winter at the Grist Mill

A fresh blanket of snow covers the ground and trees on a winter morning at the grist mill in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

A hay rake rests under a cherry tree on a winter evening in Woodstock, Vermont.

Winter Twilight

A hay rake rests under a cherry tree on a winter evening in Woodstock, Vermont.

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