Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Sandi found Kelley MacDonald at Daily Painter Originals (tons of wonderful artist over there!). Her work is just beautiful.
I was taken in by this lobster (I do have a love for almost all things ocean related!).
Then I found the donuts! Oh happy day!
And, of course, I'm a sucker for paintings with dogs. This is part of a little series from a dog show she went to.
On her blog she posts new paintings anywhere from 3 - 6 times a week. Amazing!
She lives in Rhode Island and has several sea inspired paintings.
I really love the series she's created with rock pebbles picked up along the shore. What a wonderful idea for a still life!
So go check out her blog. She gives a little insight into each painting she posts. And it's a lovely place to get lost for a while!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
The Mincing Mockingbird is one of my absolute favorite artists. His paintings, done in acrylic, typically have a lot of negative space and a lot of emotion.
I Have Only Heard the Moon Laugh Once, and Once Was Quite Enough
His titles are my favorite. They actual enhance the painting - giving a little insight to the subject.
Sinister Acts to Which Only the Moon Bears Witness
And check out his flickr for even more works.
Moments When My Gaze Goes Vacant
Five Years Spent Chasing the Horizon
And of course his current works are available in his etsy shop!
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
"It's the ONLY thing," said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. "Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING--absolutely nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing," he went on dreamily: "messing...about...in...boats; messing..."
"...about in boats--or WITH boats," the Rat went on composedly, picking himself up with a pleasant laugh. "In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. "
"Whether you get away or whether you don't...
...whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular...
and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not." - The Wind in the Willows
Monday, July 11, 2011
Esty artist Tastes Orangey has some inspiring work in her shop!
I love how much emotion is conveyed in her art...
You can read about her work, life, and creative process here.
She has a blog full of inspiring images too!
And for even more of her work, check out her tumblr!
Friday, July 8, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
...by Elizabeth Taylor