A collection of great art, good design & interesting things, for reference & inspiration

31 October 2010

24 October 2010

Little Folk

Amanda Blake does little block paintings of imaginary people (and real people if you ask her to).
Great colours and patterns and personality. I love them!

oil painting on wood / 2009
oil painting on wood / 2008

oil painting on wood / 2010
oil painting on wood / 2008
More paintings and prints are available in her online shop

16 October 2010

The Paper Garden

Artist and writer Mary Delany (1700 - 1788) created "Paper Mosaiks" in her later life. There is an astounding collection of nearly 1000 flower Mosaiks in the British Museum; collages of coloured papers, with watercolour,
on black ink backgrounds. All exceptionally detailed and botanically accurate!

Pyrus Communis; Common Pear / 1778

Tropoeolum Majus (Octandria Monogynia); Indian Nasturtium / 1775

Magnolia Grandiflora (Polyandria Polygynia); the Grand Magnolia / 1776

Solanum Dulcamara (Petandria Monogynia); Bitter-sweet / 1775 

 Amaryllis Reginae; Mexican Lily / 1775