Thursday, December 12, 2019

Fine art

Gestural Brush Strokes and Focused Color Palettes Form Watercolor Portraits by Nick Runge

Los Angeles-based artist Nick Runge paints watercolor portraits of people and human skeletons in a unique style that blends elements of abstraction with hints of realism. Soft edges of layered shapes and blended flesh and bone...

Frazzled Cats Formed From Hundreds of Hatched Lines by Luis Coelho

Illustrator Luis Coelho uses cross-hatching and stippling to form wide-eyed and bushy-tailed cats, armadillos, and flying squirrels. The seemingly surprised stylized animals are built using carefully placed short lines that build texture and volume. Coelho, who...

Drawings by WanJin Gim Capture the Nuanced Energy of Seemingly Simple Gestures

WanJin Gim (previously) continues to amaze with his detailed drawings that show the nuanced colors and textures of bare skin. Most often working on kraft paper, Gim uses cross hatching—a technique most commonly associated...

The Sandy Cliffs and Blue Skies of Martha’s Vineyard Abstracted into Paintings by Rachael...

Massachusetts-based artist Rachael Cassiani finds inspiration in her local beaches, dunes, and cloud-strewn skies to create abstract landscape paintings in various sizes and shapes. With a limited but vibrant color palette, Cassiani strips each scene down...

Drawings by WanJin Gim Capture the Nuanced Energy of Seemingly Simple Gestures

WanJin Gim continues to amaze with his detailed drawings that show the nuanced colors and textures of bare skin. Most often working on kraft paper, Gim uses cross hatching—a technique most commonly associated with...

Corner Shops and Cathedrals Get Equal Attention in Zhifang Shi’s Travel Watercolors

Using a combination of watercolor and ink, Zhifang Shi creates vignettes of the places he encounters in his worldwide travels. The Shanghai-based artist works en plein air, painting atop a portable palette to document storefronts, architectural features, boats,...

Shadowy Animals Infiltrate Desolate Spaces in Illustrations by Jenna Barton

Utah-based illustrator Jenna Barton creates shadowy portraits of animals inspired by her dreams, travels, experiences, and the aesthetic and emotions of the rural environments where she grew up. While she does integrate watercolor into...

Painter Laura Berger Showcases Her Distinctive Style

For many people, the dream of being a full-time working artist is just a dream. But Chicagoan Laura Berger is living the dream. Berger, an accomplished painter and Squarespace user, is a rising star in the art world...

Candid Charcoal and Oil Paint Portraits of South African Children by Nelson Makamo

Johannesburg, South Africa-based artist Nelson Makamo uses paint and charcoal to create works that capture the candid nature of childhood. His subjects are often South African children, including his 11 year-old cousin Mapule Maoto who is...

Detailed Portraits of Tahiti’s Third Gender by Kehinde Wiley Challenge Gauguin’s Problematic Depictions

American artist Kehinde Wiley has unveiled a new series of paintings of Tahiti’s Māhū community, a group of Polynesians classified as a third gender between male and female. Presented at Galerie Templon in Paris, the colorful portrait series...

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