In Will Cotton‘s world, houses are made of gingerbread and clouds of candy floss. Naked women lavish in cream and sweet bubbles, wear lollipop hats and ride whipped cream giant fish. I want to be part of his world and spend my entire life licking my surroundings.
Artist Rebecca Szeto gives new life to old mass-produced paintbrushes by carving and painting them into beautiful portraits of aristocratic dames seen in historical paintings. By doing this, she questions the notions of beauty and value. She also refers to the act of painting by painting on the tool itself. Aren’t they just beautiful?
When I found Romanian artist Aitch’s work online, via The Jealous Curator’s blog, I instantly fell in love. I mean, who wouldn’t? These packagings are just too cute to be true. I wish they were real though. Anyway, I ended up browsing the artist’s website and I LOVE pretty much everything this artist makes. Look at these:
Aren’t these simply amazing? Yes, yes they are.
Aren’t these super super pretty? Yes? I LOVE them (I wish my sketchbook looked like that). Inspired by her childhood memories, vintage treasures and “the weird and wacky”, Danielle Kroll has taken the mission of brightening up our day. She definitely succeeded.
This is the second time I mention artist Hsiao-Ron Cheng on this blog (for previous article, click here), and once again I fell in love with her pastel coloured work. This time, she illustrated and designed a guide book of the best parisian patisseries… The mouth-watering book was published in Paris and I will definitely try to put my hands on it next time I go there.
Sweet tooth alert! Joel Penkman is a New Zealand artist who loves sweet things and painting. She decided to combine the two and created these very yummy looking illustrations of ice-creams, cakes, biscuits and other treats. Love it!
I do like my bath. It’s definitely my favourite way to calm down and get to a more relaxed state of mind. Now, if you give me some cake to go with it, I wouldn’t say no!
Lee Price painted these amazingly realistic self-portraits where she indulges herself with a bath and some sweet treats. Questioning the desire vs guilt relation women often have with food? or simply celebrating the idea of some me-time? I cannot pretend I know what the artist had in mind, but to me these are just beautiful.
These simple and beautiful portraits have been painted by American artist Emily Winfield Martin. She takes her inspiration from fairy tales, music, myths, carnivals and old children’s books. With these in mind, she creates unusual and dreamy paintings and book covers.
I have to admit that I am not usually a great fan of abstract art. It simply doesn’t talk or mean anything to me. So when I discovered Koen Lybaert’s work, it was not only a discovery in terms of “oh this is a great artist” but it also made me realize that I could actually like abstract art.
Koen Lybaert is a Belgian painter who paints mainly abstract and landscapes. He uses different medias and tools, like photography, watercolours, oil paintings etc., to create these moods. I also find that even his abstract paintings are very alike to the natural world. They all remind me of forests, lake, mountains. Refreshing!
Blurred and colourful portraits that seem to express feelings more than physical traits. I simply love them.
Lisa Krannichfeld studied biology and learned how to collect insects by killing them in a way as to not damage their bodies and posing them to display their anatomy. For this series she decided not to kill but to capture human emotions, using watercolours as a tool to portrait sentiments: intense and diverse. Then she finishes by adding a layer of resin, readying the “specimens for display”.