caroline larsen


Detailed woven tapestries, right? Nope. Oil paintings! Ok, I know you’re not supposed to touch art – that’s what those velvet ropes at galleries are for – but I really, really want to touch these paintings by Canadian artist Caroline Larsen. I seriously thought they were vintage-esque, homages to the great outdoors in woven form when I first saw them, but no… they are vintage-esque, homages to the great outdoors made up of thousands of tiny strokes of oil paint. Sigh. Must. Touch.

{Found at General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto}

ps. I love her series of rocky, cacti gardens too… 



comments (8)

  1. Jessie McNeil /// 01.06.2015 /// 12:02pm

    MMmm another gem! Caroline Larson’s work is a mix of salt water taffies, the stop-motion animation intro to Pee Wee’s playhouse and the lushness of David Hockney paintings. I love this website. As a collage artist, I love seeing what my fellow mixed media artists are up to, keep posting more collage!

  2. Jessica /// 01.06.2015 /// 12:19pm

    Love, love, love!

  3. Lara Trace Hentz /// 01.07.2015 /// 5:28am

    you have one of the best blogs in this universe

  4. Kathryn Vercillo /// 01.07.2015 /// 7:14am

    Truly amazing oil paintings. A really great find. I’m awed.

  5. maggie /// 01.07.2015 /// 12:40pm

    Those cacti! I would KILL to learn how to weave/create tapestries like that. Great find!


  6. Pattern Pulp - Friday Quick Links! /// 01.09.2015 /// 2:01pm

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  7. Linda /// 01.09.2015 /// 2:27pm

    Are you sure brush strokes? It looks like the paint is extruded.

  8. the jealous curator /// 01.09.2015 /// 3:34pm

    nope. not sure. could very well be extruded.