Kimberley Gordon Watercolor commissions

Hey guys! In my off time I have decided to start taking commissioned painting work, if you are interested you can email me, wildfoxgirl@gmail.com for pricing and details. Each painting will come with a time lapse of it to share with friends.

Here is a portrait of my favorite new face, Aya Jones and the time lapse!

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Fly Away

Amy Judd is amazing.

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Amy Judd

"Amy’s paintings are a collection of sensitive silent moments; some full of whimsical intrigue, others more surreal and seductive. These paintings draw inspiration from the enchanting and imaginative relationship between women and nature found in traditional mythologies and folklores.

The composition, light and positioning of the subject, creates curious images, which conjure up new “mythological” narratives or creatures within the paintings. A recurring theme is the use of Feathers as armour, and birds as familiars. The more surreal nude compositions are bold and strong, the feathers allude to strength, flight and bravery, rather than fragility.

However the paintings depicting women with birds (owls) have a calmer atmosphere, the use of negative space in the image lets the viewer breath, the clothes worn by the figures and the muted colour palette create a nostalgic dream like feel to the paintings. In a new twist the female figures are swapped for seamstress mannequins, and the owls like something out of Snow White become the dress makers."

-Hicks Gallery

Dessert is a real art, by Arnout van Albada

I could shed tears over these still life paintings. They are so gorgeous it hurts me. I want so many prints, please God, please. 

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ANOTHER magazine:

Taart voor mokum Ⓒ Arnout van Albada

Text Daisy Woodward

When it comes to sumptuous, beautifully arranged still lifes, the 17th century Dutch masters reign supreme, their delicately rendered offerings defined by intricate texturing, breathtaking details and a naturalistic use of light. So we were unsurprised to learn that our new favourite still life painter Arnout van Albada is himself a Dutchman, currently based in Groningen where he creates mesmerising artworks in egg tempera and oil paint.

The paintings are simultaneously stark in their monumentality and warm in palette and tone, while their attention to detail rivals that of van Albada's revered predecessors. “My paintings need not to be interpreted too much,” the artist explains. “I see the simplicity and monumental nature of my compositions as their main quality.” His subjects range from distinctly modern fare, such as plastic wrapped bagels and chocolate coins, to timeless delicacies like Parma ham, artichokes and delicately hued rhubarb stalks; while we're particularly partial to his depictions of pastel-coloured jellies, so realistic you can almost see them wobble. “The choice of my subjects is entirely determined by what I find beautiful and attractive – I look for subtle contrasts in textures, colours or shapes,” van Albada says. And what does he hope to achieve in his work? “In the end, I try to catch the elusiveness of an object when isolated from its context to create a timeless and magical image,” he expands dreamily. And we couldn't have put it better ourselves.

Heart Like an Iceberg

Zaria Forman will likely take your breath away.

Zaria Forman’s pristine, photorealist paintings of the ocean and remote, icy landscapes are painted by hand—quite literally using her fingertips to render marks in paint and chalk, rather than brushes. Traveling to far-flung corners of the globe affected by climate change, in order to source inspiration for her large-scale compositions, Forman takes photographs and creates sketches, working from these and her memory in the studio after she returns to the US. Past expeditions have included one to Greenland in which Forman retraced the 1869 journey of the American painter William Bradford. “In my work I explore moments of transition, turbulence and tranquility in the landscape and their impact on the viewer,” she has said. “In this process I am reminded of how small we are when confronted with the powerful forces of nature.” Her work has been featured in the set design for the Netflix series “House of Cards”, as well as in set designs for the ballet performances.

When I saw this last image I literally started crying. This artwork is soulful, and her fingers are magical.

Prints and actual art available here:https://artsy.net/artist/zaria-forman

Vans Custom Culture! My shoes for School!

Did a pair of custom vans with watercolor to kick off their charity event, four pairs of blank white Vans are being sent to the over 900 participating US High Schools from all 50 states. Once schools receive their blank shoes, students will get busy customizing their pairs of Vans Slip Ons, 106s, Authentics and Sk8-His. Each pair must correspond to a following theme: Art, Music, Action Sports and Local Flavor. THe winners get $200,000 for their art department! GREAT CAUSE!

YES!

http://www.vans.com/customculture/