East #10: New York Muhtari's Colorful Artwork

Name: New York Muhtari Location: New York, NY Type of Home: 1 Bedroom Coop apartment What inspired you to use color? I am not talented like Vincent Van Gogh to create the most amazing paintings but I love & use his ideas of color to create an environment that makes me wanna come home with much joy & happiness. Here is what the master inspired me with his own words on color. "Instead of trying to reproduce exactly what I see before me, I make more arbitrary use of colour to express myself more forcefully ... To express the thought of a brow by the radiance of a light tone against a dark background. To express hope by some star. Someone's passion by the radiance of the setting sun." Vincent van Gogh, 1888... Color Tip: Even though I own my apartment, I still did not find the courage to paint the walls. In order to bring colors into my one bedroom apartment, I use real art work. As a matter of fact I have 39 paintings around the apartment. (My friends think with my love of art, the next project would be building a wall to make room for newly purchased art work)

Fall Colors Introduction -------------------------------

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Welcome, everyone, to our Fourth Annual Fall Colors Sharing & Contest. We're looking for the most beautiful & colorful home in the world and sharing all of the great ideas we get with our readers. This year we're amping things up and hoping to do things better than ever. There are two basic phases, the Sharing Phase and the Voting Phase...

1. Sharing Phase - you comment, judges decide

The 40 best, completed entries will be posted on a daily basis for three weeks. You can view them all at anytime via our new, improved contest pages under ALL ENTRIES. During this time your comments are VERY IMPORTANT as our six judges will be choosing 16 finalists from each region based on comments and their own colorful opinion.

2. Voting Phase - you vote till you drop

Starting October 20th, finalist voting will begin on a daily basis through our new bracketed voting system, which will pit our 16 finalists against one another until only one remains. Sound exciting? We hope so.

Best, Maxwell

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