Chinese artist Zhou Fan has created this series of paintings based on dreams he had as a child of jellyfish floating in the sky. In these dreams some of the jellyfish fell to the ground on parachutes and became mushrooms. Zhou does a masterful job of visually recreating his childhood reveries in vivid detail . . . → Read More: Dreams of jellyfish painted by 周范 Zhou Fan
I like these illustrations by UK based artist Kate Miller. Inspired by a background in screen printing, Miller digitally layers sketches, textures and photographs, one on top of another, to create a compelling image. See more of the artist’s work on her website.
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Milan-based artist Marco Mazzoni creates these dazzling drawings of faces crowned with flowers, butterflies and birds. Did I say drawings? Yes! they were done with colored pencils, Durer Faber-Castell colored pencils to be precise. With exquisite details on the flowers and flying creatures in juxtapostion with voids where the human subject’s eyes should reside, Mazzoni’s . . . → Read More: Nature-infused portraiture drawn with colored pencil by Marco Mazzoni
The Major, 2010 Oil on canvas 100 x 150cm
Paintings by Australian artist Abbey McCulloch. With just a few brushstrokes, McCulloch creates heavy-eyed women with blurred features in colors that span the rainbow. Eerie and intriguing. See more of the artist’s work here.
Delphine, 2010 Oil on canvas 100 x 100cm
Gimlet, . . . → Read More: “Cabin Fever” paintings by Abbey McCulloch
CAUTIOUS OBSERVATION (2009) – 11×14 – Wolf Dog
Romanian born artist Cristina Penescu does an amazing job depicting the nobility and character complexity of wolves and domesticated dogs, the direct descendants of wolves. Penescu’s choice of medium, scratchboard, lends itself well to her highly detailed and precise work.
In Penescu’s statement, she writes, “I . . . → Read More: Wolf and dog drawings on scratchboard by Cristina Penescu
Drawings of little people among big people by Alejandrina Herrera. The details are exquisite. For these works, Herrera used pencil, watercolor and collage on paper.
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Rachell Sumpter creates paintings which reflect the splendor she finds in nature. To achieve the dramatic bright colors, Sumpter uses multiple layers of gouache and pastel.
This spring (May 2014), the artist will have an exhibit at Park Life in San Francisco, California.
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I’ve always enjoyed the fashion photography of Free People, and now I am admiring the personal creative work of one of their photographers Alexandra Valenti. Handpainting bright colors over vintage-style fashion photos, the Austin-based artist breathes new life into these images.
In an interview with Hook and Line Magazine, Valenti says, “When we are . . . → Read More: Painted photographs by Alexandra Valenti
I like the dark eccentric imagery of Belgium based illustrator Bruno Vergauwen.
See more of Vergauwen’s images on his Behance site.
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San Francisco Bay Area artist Karen Barbour currently has an exhibit at the Fouladi Projects in San Francisco. Taking inspiration from subconscious forces like dreams, as well as memories, Barbour paints portraits and abstractions. The portraits are unexpectedly intense, composed of deceptively simple shapes and a forceful flatness. The images are rendered . . . → Read More: “No Should Be As Friendly As Yes” paintings by Karen Barbour at the Fouladi Projects in San Francisco