Thursday, February 24, 2011

Watercolor Inspiration

My facebook friends know that I've recently come down with a serious case of painting frenzy. As you may recall, my friend Arthur suggested I pick watercolor painting back up for the first time in five years. I started out really bad (like, REALLY) but was sort of amazed and surprised myself when I started to improve quickly. I've been painting animals, but I have visions of someday painting funny portraits and rooms and houses and more. I thought I'd share some artists who have been inspiring me lately:
 Caitlin McGauley does the most incredible interior-inspired paintings for Lonny Magazine, and whimsical illustrations for Kate Spade and Tory Burch.

Melissa Ebert paints inspired flowers, like this batik-influenced one.

Stina Persson is the master of a beautiful bleed, and controlling white space.

Samantha Hahn captures gesture in her amazing fashion-inspired works.

Dallas Shaw creates whimsical fashion-inspired work. It reminds me of the stuff I liked to draw when I was little.

Sujean Rim Bruno is famous for her work with Daily Candy and Target; I used to stare at my Daily Candy emails, trying to figure out her secret!

And we must always pay homage to our forebears:
 Egon Schiele ...

And Andy Warhol!
And last but not least, here is one of my recent favorites I did: a pink Bourke parrot.


Kate said...

You did the pretty bird at the end of your post?


Suzanne Tate said...

Lovely work!!