Clearly, I spend too much time thinking about making art and not enough time actually making art. Yet, against all the odds I’ve finished the sketches for my next painting and will begin slapping on some paint tomorrow. I want to share with you today the unconventional quarters from which I drew the inspiration for this painting. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for the Inspiration Category
Leontine Greenberg’s work inspired me to change up my own illustrative style quite a bit. I love that her illustrations possess strong elements of realism but that she isn’t hindered by literal, concrete reality. Her illustrations inhabit the space somewhere between realism and fantasy; a perfect ethereal balance. Read the rest of this entry »
As I write this, there is a fog out the window, enveloping Denmark (yes, we’re in Denmark and it’s a long story), except for the little autumn tree nearby, dropping it’s leaves at Nettle’s feet. I’m lovingly nursing a beautiful children’s book with autumn leaves on the cover, which has come all the way from Paris. I was so inspired and delighted by the children’s books I found in Paris that I bought two of them, which I am well chuffed to be sharing with you here. Read the rest of this entry »
Pinterest is a magical land of everything that is good and pretty on the internet, but you all probably know this already because I’m late to the party. If you’re even later than me, clear your schedule and head on over now to devour the eye-candy that awaits! Or if you’re wondering what the hell I’m talking about, you can read what it’s all about first. Read the rest of this entry »
The exquisite beauty of Lauren Gray’s art makes me ache. A while back, I wrote about how It would hurt to look at beautiful things I didn’t create in the days before I had found my way back to art making. I’m pretty sure if I had’ve lain eyes on the artwork of Lauren Gray during this time I would have torn asunder. I want to touch them, and smell them and hang them somewhere I will see every single day. I have a dear little list of artists whose original work I look forward to collecting when I have a house again and Lauren Gray shot to the top of that list as soon as I set eyes on her figurative work. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re unfamiliar with glazing, it’s when you build up a painting with multiple transparent layers of colour, or glazes. When I initially began learning how to paint I wasn’t at all interested in learning about the traditional techniques. I thought there’d be a bunch of “rules” that would constrain rather than inspire. However, one of the ways I direct my learning is by teaching myself how to do something that I’ve admired in another’s painting. A technique that I keep seeing pop up time and again is glazing. I’d like to share some of the artwork that has inspired me to one day explore this great traditional technique.
Amy and Romain Torrente
All rights reserved – Amy and Romain Torrente
All rights reserved – Heather Haynes
All rights reserved – Seth Fitts
All rights reserved – Perrine Boyer
I’ve been dying to share some work by artists I adore for the longest time now. Finally, I’ve gotten my act together! I’m completely besotted with Natasha Newton’s work and am positively afroth with excited happiness to adorn my humble little blog with her exquisite eye candies.
I remember when I first saw Natasha’s works I felt like reaching out and touching them because they look so velvety soft. I am utterly in love with her muted colour palette. Some of my favourite pieces of hers are ones in which a splash of gorgeous deep colour breaks up the landscape of neutral tones.
One of the things I appreciate most about Natasha is that she is a blogger. I don’t mean to say she has a blog. Rather, that she does it well. Unfortunately, many of the artists I discover online seem to have a blog because someone told them it was the thing to do. Natasha gives her readers tantalising sneak peaks into her process, or what she’s currently working on, and lovely intimate touches such as a photo of one of her pieces hanging in her own home.
All-in-all, one rather outrageous art crush.