Painting with Sorbet

In my quest to decorate my bare white walls, I've only managed to tackle two corners so far, and for a tiny white box, my apartment sure does have a lot of blank white space. So this Happy Friday, in a somewhat subversive attempt to inspire me to drag out my paintbrushes, stock up on canvases and do a little more of my own painting, I'm taking inspiration from people who actually have talent!

First up is the stunning art of Japanese born, LA based Misato Suzuki.

The colours are soft and the subjects are often whimsical, sometimes abstract and always delightful.

Despite my current obsession with birds, I'm actually most drawn to Misato's beautifully delicate abstracts. There's something strangely soothing about the compositions and the neutral palettes.

Oh to have a wall of Misato!

Next up is the decidedly retro abstract work of Jenn Ski. The New Hampshire based artist has been kind enough to offer us the choice between her original paintings, or the slightly more economical option of digitally reproduced prints.

Either way, her great eye for colour and bold compositions are a great way to brighten up any room.

And last but not least, I'm carrying on the mod retro theme with two beautiful prints from David Corbett. These are both available through 20x200 and would make a great addition to any collectors set regardless of the size of the edition.

The original paintings are created through the "calculated spontaneity" of layering poured paint, and the vivid colours and contrasts lend them perfectly to a print edition too.

So many tasty colours, I find myself craving sorbet! Looks like another weekend about to be spent admiring colours (and tastes) of gelato rather than actually painting. But anyway...

Happy Friday!

[Misato Suzuki via Beach Bungalo 8]
[Jenn Ski via ChicTip]
[David Corbett via 20x200]


Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

I really really really like the last two!

Happy Friday to you, too!

please sir said...

Ohh I like these too...amazing finds!

{michelle} said...

Love that picture!