I don't normally post twice in one day, but this is a house decorating emergency. Meet Clara Belle Herron. She's my great grandmother. My mom is an artist and painted this in college. I have several of Mom's pieces in my house, but she's generously offered to let me have this. I'm thinking of putting her on the large wall behind the couch (which you can see has completely given up the ghost and allowed Mabel to kill her). It's a really large oil painting, almost 5 ft tall.
The question here is, is this painting scary? I don't think so, but then again, it's my Granny and I grew up looking at this painting in the hallway every day. Hubs, on the other hand, said that it unnerves him a little. I suppose it reminds him of those paintings in castles where the eyes watch you as you walk down a hallway, or something like that. Truthfully I'll probably hang it anyway (when I can talk someone into bringing it to me, it won't fit it in my car). How many people have an oil portrait of their great-grandparent? Any thoughts?