Friday, September 23, 2011

The Moonlit Taj Floral Pattern

The Moonlit Taj is inspired by the pietra dura (marble inlay) work on the walls of the magnificient Taj Mahal. The pattern attempts to capture the luminous effect of moonlight falling on translucent white marble, encrusted with semi precious stones. Characteristic of the gem encrusted floral inlay work seen on the walls of the Taj Mahal, the pattern consists of a graceful waltz of scrolling lapis, turquoise and malachite vines set against a ground of milky white marble.

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Blue Willow in Seven Panels Style

Created by Esther
Operating out of :
Riverside, CA
Available : at Etsy

the artist says about the apron " I’ve always loved Blue Willow or Blue Danube style china because it evokes peace. For me, this fabric holds memories of beautiful plates and fine tea sets and gentler times in general. A 7-panel retro style pattern was used to create a nostalgic apron that is sure to please. The fabric is a medium weight (or light canvas) blue print on a slightly off-white base."

Monday, September 19, 2011

Interview with a floral artist - Olga Hutsul

Olga Hutsul

How old were you when first time the idea of being an artist came up ?

Just something that I loved to do since I was a child.

Could you tell us about what kind of floral art you do ?
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All my art is based on my photography. In order to enhance the natural beauty I use different techniques in image processing software

Who inspired or taught you ?

I was inspired by a number of great artists such as Salvador Dali, Caravaggio, Dutch painters, of course there were different influences throughout my life. And there seems to be no end to this process, on a rainy day you will always find me in a nearest bookstore going through books and books of art.

Unfortunately there has never been a teacher...
How often do you create?

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Over the past year almost everyday. The secret of improving your art is in practicing it...

Which were the best moments for you so far as an artist?

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The best moments are when your vision is all coming together, and when you look at your work you can say with the relief – this is it.

Which were the worst ones?

The worst moments are attempts to find acknowledgement...

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What advice would you give to other artist who is just starting out?

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Practice as often as you can, and do seek professional advice. It is so easy to get comfortable with your own mistakes. It is good for peace of mind, but not for perfecting your skill...
to see more visit Olga's website

Thursday, September 15, 2011

orange leaves Shoulder Bag

Orange leaves in shades of oranges .Decorative abstract gift for this fall !Created by Alma Wad .Canvas shoulder bag comes with this unique art-deco inspired design sure to earn you a wink wherever you go


3 inner pockets, including a pocket with zipper
24" straps (1" wide)
15" W x 9.5" H x 6" D

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Antique Horse Chestnut Tree

Antique Horse Chestnut Tree

Antique Horse Chestnut Tree

John Miller...

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This print is individually colored using traditional European methods. Starting with a black and white reproduction on heavy, cotton rag paper, artists apply paint using the finest watercolors. Subtle differences may appear in each print.