All posts tagged: painting

Art Love for the New Year

From top left to right: Fantastic beach photo by Jorge De La Torriente, winner of the Aerial Photography section in the Hasselblad Masters Awards 2018. There were 31,000 entries for the 11 categories and some amazing stuff. See the full image and all the winners at Fubiz. Life-like detailed embroidery by stage and costume desinger and freelance illustrator Ezgi Pamir. See more of her work at I Need a Guide and on her Instagram. I love Salman Khoshroo’s paintings! Using a large palette knife and huge dollops of paint, he can construct portraits and figures that are so full of meaning and movement but with minimal detail. First seen at I Need a Guide. Have a tree that needs painting? Russian artist Eugenia Dudnikova can help. She paints whimsical watercolours on tree trunks, full of poetry and unexpectedness. See more at Fubiz.  

Art Round Up

From top left to right: Foxy lady: Photographer Valeria Trasatti and illustrator Manuel Fazzini combined to create unique painting-photography portraits [first seen at I Need a Guide] What a statement these painted brushes make! San Fransiscan Rebecca Szeto makes sculptural portraits from paintbrush handles. She says: ‘These works play with notions of re-forming beauty and value, offering a critique on consumerism, women’s work, and a curious entanglement of class dynamics in Leisure & Labor – Trash & Treasure.’ Learn more at Yellowtrace. The one pictured is: The World Is Your Oyster, 2013 / Oil on carved paintbrush. Always love a bit of Banksy graffiti. Here, Serbian artist ABVH turns some of Banksy’s NY works into short animated gifs. See them in action at Buzzfeed. It’s the perfect temperature in here – come and join me #monkeybusiness. Japan’s snow monkeys are cheeky, wise and adorable. This photo from Dutch wildlife photographer Marsel van Oosten, won the People’s Choice Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2014 at the Museum of Natural History in London. Ogle other winners at Fubiz. Just before …

Things that caught my eye: the quirky and surreal

We love anything quirky over at Who’d Have Thought? and these things that caught my eye this week are certainly that … This pillow totally cracks me up! Image manipulator Steve M. Payne takes English artist George Dawe’s historic portraits of Russian generals and replaces their faces with those of celebrities.  His portraits can be found at Replaceface and at Society 6 where the portraits are also on cushions, iphone cases, t-shirts. [First seen at If the Lampshade Fits] Want to have fun at work? Livening up your work space is one way to do it and creative agency Wieden + Kennedy decided to create a pop-art, pop-up, old-style office with all the mod cons. They did in a room with street frontage so that passersby could see them at work. I wonder if they got any work done …? [via Inthralld] Bored with a beige house exterior? Funk it up with circus-like candy stripes like these seaside houses in Aveiro, Portugal. How well would it go down in your street? Images by Romanian photographer Dacian Groza. [As seen at Ish and …