Thursday, September 9, 2010

Etsy shop: BrandiDownham
listing: Things That We Remember
Artist: Brandi Downham
price as of this posting: $600

From the artist:
One of a series of 6 48x48 pieces, based on memory and gratitude. Each piece in this series has an individual narrative and statement.

From artist bio on Etsy:
Brandi Downham is a 2-D mixed media artist concentrating on memory and space. Determined to remember, Brandi uses a variety of painting and drawing techniques to document personal moments and recreate still spaces.

As the daughter and granddaughter to contractors, Brandi was often exposed to construction material. Inspired by architecture and structure, these elements are often incorporated in her work.
The tragic loss of her grandfather as a teenager fuels her determination to recreate memories and utilize architecture in her body of work.

Currently, Brandi is active in the local art community. She is co-founder of Gesture Studios in Bricktown Oklahoma


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Etsy shop: bobbyjoefontenot
listing: Empty Art Gallery - Original Watercolor Painting
price as of this posting: $75


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Etsy shop: razzart
listing: 2 Bottles
artist: Brian Raszka
price as of this posting: $50


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Etsy shop: mishacapecchi
listing: Monster II

From the Item Description:

This is a one-of-a-kind hand colored etching, printed from a copper plate. This print is part of a series that I did of "monsters". The image is based on small scaled sculpture that I made primarily from found or reclaimed material. I then rendered the sculpture in a realistic and scientific manner, adding validity to this imagined sculpture. For this project I am interested in exploring the fuzzy boundaries that separate that which is imagined from that which is scientifically established as "true" and "real".


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Etsy shop: livefunky
listing: Mid Air
artist: Jessica Torrant

Jessica currently offers a huge body of work in her Etsy shop. There's a great deal of variety among the 200+ items. I selected "Mid Air" for this feature because it reminds me of Paul Klee, one of my favorite artists. Many of her paintings display a strong Cubist foundation. Others are abstract studies in color. Whatever the influence, all of Jessica's work has a creative sense of curiosity about it which makes viewing her work fun and enlifting.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Etsy shop: Nthegroove
listing: Creation

From the Item Description:

Hand drawn and printed stone lithograph. Image size is 11" x 15" on quality mould made printmaking paper. This is one impression of an edition of 7. This image was done with liquid tusche on the stone. The detail of the tusche process is incredible.

Nthegroove is correct, original hand-pulled litho prints are incredibly detailed.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Etsy shop: Jetsah
listing: The Black Keys DC silkscreen poster
artist: Dan Grzeca


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Etsy shop: JessicaDoyle
listing: Intoxicating Blush
artist: Jessica Doyle


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Etsy shop: artatelier
listing: The Moon nr2
artist: Paulina Archambault

Paulina's paintings are reminiscent of some of Paul Klee's paintings. Klee is in my list of top 5 fav painters of all time.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Etsy shop: cwysart
listing: original landscape painting
artist: Chad Wys

I'm an artist. I make my fair share of art. However, I have only purchased two pieces of art. This is one of those two.

It's a brillant landscape painting by Chad Wys. This painting has a great balance between abstract and realism. First let's look at its abstract qualities. The painting is divided into thirds which is a basic design principal for adding visual interest. The top two-thirds is a mix of blue, white and some green. The bottom third has a splash of blue cutting into a field of yellow-ish ocre. In between the two sections is a small, yet strikingly dominant slice of black.

So, I enjoy looking at this painting on a purley abstract level, then switching my brain and looking at it as a landscape complete with a lake, fields of gold, mountains in the distance in a partly cloudy sky with a very mysterious green substance floating about. All this for just $5 ($6.20 including shipping). AND IT'S THE ORIGINAL PAINTING. I get tired of seeing inkjet reproductions. It's nice to see a fellow artist selling original work for dirt cheap prices. Mega super kudos to Chad.

I even feel inspired now to paint similar abstract landscapes. The duality between realism and abstract is really intriguing.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Etsy shop: davidvmoore
listing: Persuasion Print
artist: David V. Moore took last week off. We're back up and running.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Etsy shop: bobojunket
listing: Abstract-Two
artist: Diana Grappasonno


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Etsy shop: clairejauregui
listing: Study 1.1 -- Graphite Drawing
artist: Claire Jauregui


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Etsy shop: zukzuk
listing: Zukzuk Day in day out

From Zukzuk's Etsy Profile:

when i was reading a book to my son the other day, one of the characters, a wombat, said that he liked to think and he liked to dig. i guess that's a bit like me. i too like to think and to dig, especially come summer, but then digging snow in the winter is good too...

most of the time i'm pretty mesmerized by the world and by the people in it. the state we're all in today is a pretty stunning thing to contemplate if you have five minutes! when i'm not digging i love to spend as much time as possible near trees and to travel (my family is still wondering when i will find my way back home to new zealand). i like being involved in community activism, spending time on my own (rarely happens) and reading. i spend too much time in front of the computer and eat an inordinate amount of dark chocolate each day.


Friday, April 25, 2008

Etsy shop: Justinkauff
listing: Upchuck
artist: Justin Kauff


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Etsy shop: colorpoetry
listing: Veils
artist: Martha Marshall


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Etsy shop: gypsyandtwink
listing: the owl and the pussy cat

From gypsyandtwink's Item Description:

the owl and the pussy cat went to sea
in a beautiful pea green boat.....

a lttle wooden owl and a little wooden cat sit in their little boat, off to dance by the light of the moon.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Etsy shop: dougboehm
listing: R and L New gods
artist: Doug Boehm


Monday, April 21, 2008

Etsy shop: DesertCanyon
listing: Anus Hummer


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Etsy shop: rburnettjr
listing: Spruce

rburnettjr's photos are clean, sharp, minimalist studies. Simple and pure.