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.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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.