1. reekloose:

"john lennon"
i was going for something up-close and personal with this piece so i found a few pics and combined them as reference and worked from there. also wanted to keep the colour palate fairly simple so i started in black and white then added the orange and blue to the mix…a nice punch.
you can purchase a beautiful quality poster print (in five different sized) directly from me here > http://goo.gl/aSYr1l
or
pick up a giclée print from artist|rising here > http://goo.gl/zRVHUv

    reekloose:

    "john lennon"

    i was going for something up-close and personal with this piece so i found a few pics and combined them as reference and worked from there. also wanted to keep the colour palate fairly simple so i started in black and white then added the orange and blue to the mix…a nice punch.

    you can purchase a beautiful quality poster print (in five different sized) directly from me here > http://goo.gl/aSYr1l

    or

    pick up a giclée print from artist|rising here > http://goo.gl/zRVHUv

  2. artmastered:

    ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Leonid Afremov, 1955-

    Leonid Afremov is a Belarusian artist whose bright Impressionistic oil paintings have shown to be highly popular worldwide, with a lot of his success being down to the rise of Internet purchasing and blogging platforms. Though his work is aesthetically focused and unpolitical, it does not lack in its ability to inspire and amaze. In fact I defy anyone to look at a high definition version of Dream Harbour and not be entranced by the luminosity of Afremov’s colour palette. It’s like Monet on acid.

  3. Hand Paintings by Javier Arizabalo

    These are PAINTINGS!! Wow!
  4. hot-like-ted-bundy:

    Van Gogh’s Paintings Get Tilt-Shifted

    After seeing how tilt-shift photography could make real world scenes appear like miniature models, Serena Malyon, a third-year art student, decided to simulate the effect on Van Gogh’s famous paintings. Using Photoshop, she manipulated the light and adjusted the focus to make us see these paintings in ways we could have never imagined.

    LOVE.

  5. New Background

    I was really bored with old standard background that comes with this theme and decided to replace it with something I made.

    I took a scan of an experimental blobby painting that I did ages ago (and thought was a bit rubbish) and loaded it into Photoshop. Played around with the filters and settled on the mosaic tile effect. The pics are the before and after.

    I’m loving the colour effect in the result :-D

  6. Dragon Lurking In The Bushes
I ran out of canvasses to paint on so I decided to paint the metal lid of the tin I keep my acrylic paints in. He’s pretty fierce. Roaaarrrrrr!! :-)

    Dragon Lurking In The Bushes

    I ran out of canvasses to paint on so I decided to paint the metal lid of the tin I keep my acrylic paints in. He’s pretty fierce. Roaaarrrrrr!! :-)

  7. Sunflower Mini Canvas
I finally finished my second 7cm x 7cm mini canvas. It’s photographed against a backdrop of my weed infested garden lol
I haven’t actually decided whether I actually like this one….hmmmmm….it didn’t turn out quite how I had envisioned. Hey ho. Such is the angst of the artist ;-)

    Sunflower Mini Canvas

    I finally finished my second 7cm x 7cm mini canvas. It’s photographed against a backdrop of my weed infested garden lol

    I haven’t actually decided whether I actually like this one….hmmmmm….it didn’t turn out quite how I had envisioned. Hey ho. Such is the angst of the artist ;-)

  8. Geisha Mini Canvas
I’ve had a couple of cute mini canvasses laying around for ages and this week I decided to finally do something with them. I’d been looking at lots of beautiful Geisha photos on tumblr and felt inspired to do a really colourful painting of a Geisha with acrylics.
The canvas is only 7cm x 7cm (2.75” x 2.75”) so that’s not much area to work with, so I decided to just concentrate on the face. I used a few different photos for inspiration but ultimately the final design is all mine. 
I photographed it with some paint tubes, a brush and a pencil to illustrate how small the canvas actually is.
I really enjoyed this mini art project and I’m itching to start on the other mini canvas I have. Maybe I’ll do a whole set, who knows.
There is a tinge of sadness though. Over the years, a lot of the art or jewellery I’ve produced I’ve created for my Mum. Not in a ‘5 year old bringing an obscure drawing back from school to be hung on the fridge kind of way’ lol :-P No, she really genuinely did love my work. Whatever I gave her, she would show off to her friends and work colleagues with beaming pride. 
Like me, she loved oriental art and I’m pretty sure she would have loved my new painting. I probably would have given it to her as a surprise in the post to brighten her day. She probably would have perched it on her desk at work where it could be seen and admired my everyone :-)
My Mum was always proud of me and it’s times like this I really miss her.

    Geisha Mini Canvas

    I’ve had a couple of cute mini canvasses laying around for ages and this week I decided to finally do something with them. I’d been looking at lots of beautiful Geisha photos on tumblr and felt inspired to do a really colourful painting of a Geisha with acrylics.

    The canvas is only 7cm x 7cm (2.75” x 2.75”) so that’s not much area to work with, so I decided to just concentrate on the face. I used a few different photos for inspiration but ultimately the final design is all mine. 

    I photographed it with some paint tubes, a brush and a pencil to illustrate how small the canvas actually is.

    I really enjoyed this mini art project and I’m itching to start on the other mini canvas I have. Maybe I’ll do a whole set, who knows.

    There is a tinge of sadness though. Over the years, a lot of the art or jewellery I’ve produced I’ve created for my Mum. Not in a ‘5 year old bringing an obscure drawing back from school to be hung on the fridge kind of way’ lol :-P No, she really genuinely did love my work. Whatever I gave her, she would show off to her friends and work colleagues with beaming pride. 

    Like me, she loved oriental art and I’m pretty sure she would have loved my new painting. I probably would have given it to her as a surprise in the post to brighten her day. She probably would have perched it on her desk at work where it could be seen and admired my everyone :-)

    My Mum was always proud of me and it’s times like this I really miss her.

  9. Swirly Abstractness

    Acrylics on four canvasses. It’s purply, pinky & swirly. What more do you need? lol 

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