Monday, January 20, 2014

Angles and Planes

Hey, I'm back! I took a hiatus from blogging for a while but look, here I am. Oh joy. What inspired me to post, you may wonder... I took a trip to the Portland Art Museum yesterday and discovered yet another Artist I admire. This painting, "The River" by C.S. Price, I found especially beautiful. The flat reproduction doesn't do it justice, you really have to see the thick paint strokes to appreciate it but, hey, this is the best I can do on a blog. I like his semi-abstract style and active paint strokes. Apparently C.S. Price used to make tiny models of his subjects (animals, houses, etc.) to get a feel for the angles and planes of each object before he would draw. His tiny models were also on display. Go see his work if you're in Portland!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Mobile Device Cases With My Artwork!

Exciting news! I'm partnering with Keka Case to offer my artwork on cases for the iPad, Kindle and, very soon, the Galaxy and iPhone. I have a collection of ten plaids and stripes. Take a look at them here and let me know what you think!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Plucked Vibration

OK, I know I posted Louise Despont artwork yesterday but I was looking at her recent work and fell in love with "Plucked Vibration", too. Here's more.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dancing on Fragile Paper

This is "Dancer" by Louise Despont. I loved this artwork even before I noticed that it was actually drawn on antique ledger book pages-look closely, wow!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Paris Morning

Ooh! I love the paintings of Kathe Fraga. Inspired by all things decorative and romantic, she combines kissing birds, flowers and pattern like layers of old wallpaper. Check her out here.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Alley Carpet

I think all alleys everywhere should be painted this way. This is in the Netherlands. Pic from Dayseyes.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Consuming Finnish Design

Yes, this is my third blog in a row showing postage stamps, but there are some really cool designs out there and I feel compelled to show them to you. These are from Finnish Artist Kaj Franck. Franck was one of the leaders of ever-popular midcentury Finnish design. Like many influential Artists of his time, he designed about a million other things as well (textiles, furniture, interiors, tableware, etc).

The Arabia Finland website describes Franck's philosophy this way, "had a strong social conscience that was aroused particularly during the war. He was interested in mass production and the possibilities of technology to produce diverse practical objects at a reasonable price". I think it's interesting that this way of thinking has, for better and worse, shaped a lot of our current consumer culture... but that's a much longer blog post for another time!