jay kelly paintings and sculpture

i need order, some defined sense of balance and neutrality today and what better way to get it than through looking at these mixed media sculpture and oil works on vellum from artist jay kelly?

jay_kelly_mixed_media_sculpture_paintings

 see more at roy boyd and jim kempner.


the art of katrine kalleklev

i am love love LOVING the beautifully expressed moods through the mixed media, collage and digital work of skillful norwegian artist katrine kalleklev.

katrine_kalleklev_paintings

these pieces feel so lonely to me and there are lovely grey tones which really match the color of the sky every time i look up around here lately. it just fits.

see more charming work on katrine’s website. she has an invite-only blog too.

via beth


tabitha bianca brown: miniview

tabitha_bianca_brown_peaceful_ones

Are you in a groovy, cool vintage-feeling mood right now? I am. I feel like curling my feet up under me in a Barcelona chair, grabbing a cold one and putting some old Chaka Khan tunes on my headphones right now, because I’ve been looking at the stylish artwork of Tabitha Bianca Brown. I like Tabitha’s style. It’s loose but orderly. Soft, with a little bit of urban edge. It has dimension due to its layers of assorted materials – chalk, acrylic, graphite – and the earthy color palettes appeal to my organic side. I wanted to know some more, so…

tabitha_bianca_brown_art_trio

Q: Where do you live and where do you create your artwork?
A: I live in a suburb north of Chicago, Illinois. Most of my art is created while I sitting in front of a window. I like using natural lighting.

tabitha_bianca_brown_art_window

Q: In your collection, I see you have mixed media pieces, paintings and illustrations too. Do you have a favorite technique or medium?
A: I enjoy enjoy mixing and matching different techniques. So, I don’t have a favorite. But, I will say that the staple of my pieces is my 2H pencil. The little guy creates the framework of all of my pieces, no matter what the final medium will be.

 tabitha_bianca_brown_art_winter

Q: What is it about the 60’s and 70’s eras that appeals to you the most? If you could pick one element of that period to incorporate into the age we are in today, what would it be?
A: I grew up surrounded by records from the 70s. While visiting my Grandma (that’s where the huge record collection lived), my aunt would play these records for us. It’s mainly the nostalgia that appeals to me. I think the music was wonderful, particularly the soul, funk, and jazz. Those genres had so many layers; smooth, gritty, airy, heavy. These opposing layers were perfectly blended into harmony. I would like to carry those layers into the modern day. The complexity and simpleness of everyday life.

tabitha_bianca_brown_art_yoko

You can see much more of Tabitha’s work at her Etsy shop and website, and say hello on her blog.

tabitha_bianca_brown_art_cat_call

Thank you Tabitha!


the art of angela petsis

today i have a terrible internet connection, but am loving the soothing tones and soft layers on this mixed media work from dynamic artist angela petsis. these acrylic and collage pieces represent only a fraction of angela’s formidable work– she also has strong beeswax, polaroid transfer and altered book page collections. i am enjoying the cohesive motifs of so many mysterious tales and romantic, melancholic, even tragic stories, which unfold in front of my eyes the longer i look.

angela_petsis_artwork_mon_ami

angela_petsis_artwork_sunday_afternoon

angela_petsis_artwork_hopefully_it_will

angela_petsis_artwork_polaroid_transfer

angela_petsis_artwork_wish

angela_petsis_artwork_altered_book_page

see more of angela’s fabulous work on her website and flickr stream, and purchase select works at her etsy shop.


paintings on pencils by ghostpatrol

look at these unusual acrylic and ink paintings from the mysterious melbourne-based multimedia artist ghostpatrol. they’re precisely painted onto rows of yellow pencils, which have been carefully stripped of their color in the image area. the subjects and the ultimate results are perfectly meticulous and just a little bit spooky.

ghostpatrol_pencil_paintings

ghostpatrol_pencil_paintings_trumpet_fanfare

ghostpatrol_pencil_paintings_finally_awake

ghostpatrol_pencil_paintings_nesyep

see much more at the ghostpatrol website, where you can purchase select art pieces and contact the artist.

via designzen


laura nugent paintings

i am enjoying the folksy stylings of kansas artist laura nugent’s acrylic paintings. i like the relaxed brushwork and soft edges, the symbolic references of these motifs and the expressive color palettes that compliment them.

laura_nugent_paintings_bird_over_redlands

laura_nugent_paintings_december_painting

laura_nugent_paintings_in_succulent_greenlaura_nugent_paintings_tree_in_red

laura_nugent_paintings_two_houses_two_trees

laura_nugent_paintings_patchwork_6

i especially like laura’s patchwork series.

see more and contact laura on her website.


molly cranch paintings

these softly styled acrylic bird paintings by chicago artist molly cranch are the perfect way to ease into your workweek, don’t you think? i love the gentle color choices and the light in each piece, and i can definitely relate to molly, an urban dweller, when she says that is quite enchanted by the idea of exploring nature through her work.

molly_cranch_paintings_yearn

molly_cranch_paintings_peer

molly_cranch_paintings_still

see more from molly and purchase her work here.


john hawke abstract paintings

wonderful linear and shapely work here form new york artist john hawke. this series expresses his interests and ideas about the perception, genesis and shrinking away of outdoor urban spaces.

john_hawke_paintings_community

john_hawke_paintings_rezone

john_hawke_paintings_superstructure14

see much more on his website – he has a great drawing and monoprint collection too!


next page »