in my opinion, certain oil paintings give the right mood to living rooms, kitchens, and dens. a certain area of the living room looked pretty empty, so i went out and looked for something to hang on the wall. stopped by an accessories place, and found the 2 paintings.
after looking at the pictures above, i think it's better looking at the oil paintings physically rather than through a computer screen. you see the oil textures a lot better when it's next to you.
i've always been a fan of oil paintings. my parents had about 2-3 of them around the house when i was growing up.