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Watercolor studies of heads and figures by Maximillian Quy

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Watercolor studies of heads and figures by Auckland, New Zealand based artist Maximillian Quy. Scrupulously applied layers with a spontaneous sketch-like approach, Quy captures the essence of the watercolor medium.

See much more of the artist’s work on his tumblr site.

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Paintings by Yoshiko Fukushima

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Paintings by Kyoto City based artist Yoshiko Fukushima. I like how she portrays the interactions between her ghostly subjects.

See more of Fukushima’s work on her tumblr site.

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Painted birds by Michelle Morin

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New Hampshire based artist Michelle Morin paints delicate detailed drawings of birds. Using watercolor and gouache, Morin depicts hummingbirds, herons and other avian creatures, amid stylized views of their natural habitats.

From her artist’s statement, “With many years designing and maintaining gardens, Michelle has narrowed her primary focus to nature as a subject to reference. . . . → Read More: Painted birds by Michelle Morin

Abstract collage by Aaron Wexler

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“Directions to Home” 2011 Acrylic Painted Paper And Paint On Paper 48 x 36 in

I like the abstract collage work of the Brooklyn based artist Aaron Wexler. Inspired by nature, Wexler collects source materials from prints, books, photographs and more. After making drawings and collages from these source materials, the artist cuts his . . . → Read More: Abstract collage by Aaron Wexler

Figure paintings by Beata Chrzanowska

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“MINT” 40.5×31 inches, Oil/Acrylic on Canvas, 2014

New York City based artist Beata Chrzanowska builds her figure paintings using many contradictory elements: bright and dull colors, geometric and organic shapes, minimalism and chaos. With deft brushstrokes and a precise eye, Chrzanowska uses these varied characteristics to breathe life into her works. See more of Chrzanowska’s work here.

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Abstract landscape paintings by Philip Govedare

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Breathtaking work by Seattle based artist Philip Govedare. Govedare creates paintings that resemble photographs of aerial landscapes. He is currently a Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Explaining his work, Govedare says, “My work is both a response to and an interpretation of the world, but it also imparts sentiment through projection . . . → Read More: Abstract landscape paintings by Philip Govedare

Paintings by Meghan Howland

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Portland, Maine based artist Meghan Howland paints women and children caught in swarms of birds or flowers. The surreal quality of the images creates the feeling of drama and tension.

Later this year, Howland’s work will be showing in a group exhibition called “Flowering” at the Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York City (June 19 – . . . → Read More: Paintings by Meghan Howland

Spot paintings by Marie Kazalia

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Marie Kazalia plays with the infinite possibilities provided by the spot: strings of spots, different color spots, overlapping spots, and more.

In her artist statement, she writes, “… my paintings were always concerned with flatness. I studied textile design in studio practice, working with spots, repeating patterns, and subverted patterns–explored with a color theory . . . → Read More: Spot paintings by Marie Kazalia

Paintings by Souther Salazar

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The playful paintings of Souther Salazar never fail to cheer me up. Salazar’s visual narratives evoke memories (both imagined and real) from childhood as well as from happy dreams.

The Portland, Oregon based artist recently had an exhibit “Souvenirs” at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York City.

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Abstract landscapes done in watercolors by Eva Lundsager

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Ascendosphere 1, watercolor and sumi ink on paper, 12″ x 9″, 2008

Some abstract landscapes done in watercolors by Boston based artist Eva Lundsager. The bold bright colors simmer like molten rocks inside a volcano.

See more of Lundsager’s work on her website.

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