medium /// wood

i’m jealous of lauren brevner

Every day I take my laptop to the same lovely coffee shop to write my posts. And everyday a lovely young woman, named Lauren Brevner, makes me a yummy latte. I knew that she was an artist, but she hasn’t wanted to show me her work… but I a few days ago I convinced her, and look what I found!

Yep. Fantastic, right? These are all works in progress, but I love them just the way they are! Lovely paintings on wood, and hand-made ceramic ball-jointed dolls! She is completely self taught, and actually just found out that she was accepted into art school this coming September – of course! How could they not have accepted her with a portfolio like this! I can’t wait to see how her work changes and grows over the next few years ~ good luck Lauren! xo

i’m jealous of amanda happé

Birds, boxes, bold type, and bright pink paint. Yep, it’s love. I found Toronto based artist Amanda Happé on Design*Sponge, by accident actually. I was looking for inspiring living room photographs {I might be doing a little redecorating soon!} and Amanda’s Toronto apartment was featured in their ‘Sneak Peek’ section. The first shot featured a credenza, and the top-most painting in this post. I instantly forgot about the living room and was in search of that painting, and hopefully more like it… and I was in luck! It was, in fact, one of her own pieces! I found it, along with all of this other stunning work on her portfolio site. So. Good.

ps. The final image is obviously a detail, but I desperately want to frame it and put it in my soon-to-be redecorated living room!

i’m jealous of alison kendall swearingen

San Francisco based artist, Alison Kendall Swearingen, is a trained marine biologist and science illustrator… hence these gorgeous paintings of birds on wood panel. I love them all, but my favorite is the final piece above, titled “Swarm”. These paintings would have been enough for this jealous post, but while looking around her portfolio I found two of her older pieces, and I had to show them…

Fantastic, yes? You can definitely see the marine biologist in her coming through!

{via in the make}

i’m jealous of andreas senoner

Somber, simple wooden figures… wearing Mickey Mouse ears, bunny ears, and just a touch of argyle! I absolutely love the work of Italian artist Andreas Senoner. They make me happy and sad all at the same time. Lovely.

{If you like this work, have a look at another Italian that I’ve written about before, Willy Verginer.}

{via Antena}

i’m jealous of pernille snedker hansen

I’m going to be perfectly honest… I’m not entirely sure what we’re looking at here. According to Danish artist Pernille Snedker Hansen, these are “exclusive one-off marbeling prints”. Hm. Ok, I think it might have something to do with wood {they look kind of woodgrain-ish, right?}, but the only reason I think that is because of the insanely beautiful wood floors she also creates. Oh well, however she does it, the result is absolutely gorgeous… and I want all of them!

{via Design for Mankind}

i’m jealous of ryan stewart nault

Whoa, very cool work {oh, and also, he’s only 20 years old}… double whoa. Chicago based artist Ryan Stewart Nault is the latest artist to have his work featured on Little Paper Planes. I saw these paintings for the first time yesterday, and immediately loved them. Elements from nature, strange planes intersecting with eachother, and amazing color palettes featuring that fantastic coral pink… Ok, now I’m at triple ‘whoa.’

{All five of these paintings can be purchased as prints on LPP… just click right here!}

i’m jealous of david poppie

Brightly hued colored pencils as far as the eye can see arranged in stunning, graphic patterns. Yep, I would go back-to-school shopping with American artist David Poppie any day!

i’m jealous of nishant jethi

Big letters. Little birds. Why? Well, I’ll tell you – these cute little birds are called house sparrows, and in India their population is on the decline due to, well, a lack of houses. With so many high rises going up and the urban jungle constantly expanding, there are fewer places for these sweet birds to nest… until now! Thanks to Mumbai based designer Nishant Jethi, and this project, titled Living Typography, they are getting cozy in a stylish number ’86’, and settling down for the night with “MONA”… lucky little birdies!

{via Junkculture}

i’m jealous of amy joy watson

Umm, I just have to get this out – that pink balloon is killing me… killing me! Ok, let’s move on. So, you’re not going to believe what these amazing sculptures, by Australian artist Amy Joy Watson, are made from. Ready? Balsa wood. Watercolor stained, carefully cut bits of balsa wood, delicately hand-stitched {hand-stitched!!} together to create these geometric shapes that are, you guessed it, killing me!!!

{…thanks to Paula for sending me a link to Amy’s beautiful work. Oh, and while we’re talking about amazing art made from wood, pop over to sfgirlbybay to see my latest curated collection. Today’s theme… yep, wood.}

i’m jealous of skylar fein… again

I wrote about American artist Skylar Fein, almost exactly one year ago… and it seems quite perfect, given the subject matter shown above, that I write about his fantastic work again today. Why you ask? Well, within a matter of minutes I’m leaving for the airport to catch a plane bound for Washington DC {where I will be hanging Ben Skinner’s show at the Honfleur Gallery!!!}. Ahh, nothing like a few Pop Art-esque American forefathers to help send a girl on her way to the nation’s capital!