medium /// painting




judith eisler

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Oil paintings. What? Yes. These are oil paintings… masquerading as vintage film stills. This is the stunning work of New York based painter Judith Eisler, and this is part of her very poetic artist statement:

“Working with the pause button and a camera, I look for a precise instant that embodies an action, an emotion, and a psychological tension. Godard said ‘the cinema is truth at 24 frames per second”. I am interested in what happens when the temporality of cinema/reality is interrupted and explored with marks of paint.”

In. Awe.

{These pieces range between 2×3 feet to 4×6 feet}





seonna hong

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I love, love, love these bizarre landscapes by LA based painter Seonna Hong. Marbled mountainsides {that make me wish I knew how to wield a palette knife} being explored by small packs of tiny, curious, adventurous girls. Oh, and don’t even get me started on those little, beautifully painted animals… zebras and tigers and bears, oh my! {Sorry. I had to.} 

{Some of her work will be included in, “Ode to the Motherlode”, at Good Eye Gallery in LA. Opening reception Sunday May 3rd from 4-7pm}





john tierney

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If you’re not able to spend the day in New York wandering around MoMA, here’s the next best thing… oil paintings of other people spending their day wandering around MoMA! This is a series by UK based artist John Tierney – his goal with all of his work is to, “create paintings that provide a strong sense of place, a feeling of what it is like to be there.” Well, I think he did it because I reallllly wish I was at MoMA right this very second.





laura jones

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Huge flowers! Vibrant table cloths! Weird spiky things! This is the gorgeous work of Sydney based painter Laura Jones. All of these pieces are from her latest series, titled “Punch” … quite appropriate, yes? Love, love, love.

{Thanks to Cayce Zavaglia, another insanely talented artist, for pointing me to Laura’s work. Given my post on Monday, she thought I might like Laura’s work. She was soooo right.}





hey, mama … a little mom’s day round-up

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Mother’s Day always makes me feel really nostalgic. I have so many sunny childhood memories of my mom, and now that I’m a mama there are so many moments with my son that I wish I could bottle forever … hence my latest collage! Days at the beach, road trips in the family car, playing in the garden, and homemade popsicles in the backyard. Sigh. Good times. Here’s an artsy little round-up of pieces that tug at my mama heart strings:

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{Mother’s Day is on May 10th, so there’s still time to order. To buy these prints, and super sweet ceramic wall hangings, just click on the images above, or use these links: 1. Me  2. Lisa Golightly  3. Nathalie Cusson  4. Alicia Zwicewicz  5. Kelly Ventura  6. Liora Saad  7. Kelly Ventura, again!}





anne-sophie adelys

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I have always had a soft spot for work with a “half-finished” feel … and of course, those crazy pink and orange trees on woodgrain are just icing on the cake! This is the vibrant work of French born, New Zealand based artist Anne-Sophie Adelys, from a series titled “Becoming Memories”…

“How do memories become memories? Why do we beautify memories? … This [series] investigates the idea of becoming new memories; the reconstruction of brighter, prettier and naively reconstructed perceptions of an edited past.”

{Prints available here}





elizabeth mcdonald

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Oh. My. Landscape and still life become one in this gorgeous series titled “Tablescapes”. I am completely smitten by everything in the gorgeous portfolio of American artist Elizabeth McDonald, but this series is easily my favorite. I’m not sure if I want to break out my art supplies, or host a dinner party. Both perhaps.

{ps. Elizabeth has a show opening at GrayDUCK Gallery in Austin on May 15 that runs until June 21 – Opening reception on May 15, 7 to 10pm}





bobbie burgers

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Seven foot flowers? Um, yes please! I am completely in love with these big, beautiful, blooms {acrylic on canvas} by Canadian artist Bobbie Burgers. Nothin’ like some confident brush strokes, a few stunning color choices, and a giant canvas to transform a traditional subject into a contemporary masterpiece. Gorgeous! Oh, and if you’re in Toronto you can see her work at Bau-Xi Gallery, April 18 ~ 30.

 {I had to include a few of those shots with Bobbie in her studio, just to show the fabulous scale of these pieces. Oh boy. I think I might want to stretch a giant canvas for the first time in YEARS.}





rebecca chaperon

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Oooh! Look what just arrived in my inbox… gorgeous, cotton-candy hued crystals {acrylic paint on thick watercolor paper} by Vancouver based artist Rebecca Chaperon! I admire Rebecca so much, because a. her work is fantastic, and b. because of how much she works. She is constantly creating new pieces, evolving the work she has already made, and pushing herself to try new things. Very inspiring… and a good reminder to get back into the studio on a regular basis!

{Speaking of studios: if you’re in Vancouver, Rebecca is having a studio sale this Saturday, APRIL 11, from 4:30 ~ 7pm at 2414 Main Street}





lisa krannichfeld

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Washy portraits AND cut Japanese paper? Oh, yes please! These pieces are from a new mixed media series, titled “Dressed” by American artist Lisa Krannichfeld. I wrote about her back in the summer of 2013, but the moment I saw that Japanese paper outlined in acrylic, I just had to write again. Those rich, gorgeous, precise patterns next to three ladies who, well, are a little less than precise {um, you’ve got a bit of lipstick on your face} … it’s really kind of a fabulous combo.