DIY Artwork - Easy Paint Projects - Painting Ideas UPDATE: The long weekend is the perfect time to start some new projects, so why not try this awesome (and so easy) artwork DIY? This story was originally published on July 25. If there are two things that have been commanding our attention lately, they're cool artwork and chevron prints. So, we were obviously pretty stoked to find a way to incorporate both — for cheap! — in an amazing DIY project for your apartment. Inspired by the work of artist Nancy Ramirez, two stellar Refinery29 interns collaborated on this easy-does-it way to spice up an empty wall. From the moment we spied this Nancy Ramirez painting on Pinterest, we were smitten. Assemble your paints and squeeze a quarter-size amount of each color onto your palette. To incorporate all of our colors, we used one at a time, rinsing our brush between each and blending until we covered the canvas. Once you've covered the canvas, let it dry for a few minutes. Et voilà! Photographed by Maia Schoenfelder
50 Mind Blowing Watercolor Paintings Coral It’s quite simple to start watercolor paintings – mix water with the paint, paint with brush on paper. But it’s not simple to grasp the technique and create a piece of high quality. It takes time to experiment and there are a lot to learn.Today, the technique has evolved that the water media refers to not only watercolors but also inks, temperas, gouaches and modern acrylic paints. In this post I collected 50 mind blowing watercolor paintings which are created by 25 amazing artists, most of which are from dA. Early Spring Ulyana is self-tought artist from Switzerland. Alis volat propriis Why do people dream? Joanna Wedrychowska is an artist from Poland who works on tradition media. Lara Fan art of Lara Henshingly Croft done for Tomb Raider Reborn – Contest 2013 Sherlock Aurora Wienhold is a professional illustrator from Germany who works in publishing and the film industry. Stupidly tiny miss universe Music Artalwaysworks Cool watercolor paintings by Russian artist Tanya Shatseva. Window wip2
Adonna Khare and her Pencil Unbelievable Oil Paintings by Fulvio di Piazza Fulvio Di Piazza was born in 1969 in Siracusa, Italy. He studied at Urbino Art Academy and currently lives in Palermo, Italy. In 2008, Di Piazza participated in the Quadriennale exhibition in Rome. Chek him at www.bonelliarte.com Anatomy Of An Icon Cary Grant/George Clooney 2 ... Posted Thursday September 15th, 2011 10:46:50 AM Anatomy Of An Icon Cary Grant/George Clooney Marilyn Monroe/Scarlett Johansson James Dean/Robert Pattison Audrey Hepburn/Natalie Portman Elizabeth Taylor/Angelina Jolie Post source: Share, comment on, and support this post: When a photograph is not just a photograph !! Crazy Awesome Paintings by Vladimir Kush Here is a collection of the incredible paintings of Vladimir Kush. Vladimir has been creating these surrealistic paintings since the late 80’s. I’m extremely impressed by his work, and you should be as well! Related Plywood Paintings by Robert Romanowic Plywood Paintings by Robert Romanowic, very unique and awesome! February 8, 2011 In "Inspiration" Amazing Contemporary Paintings by Christine Krainock Christine Krainock creates original, abstract oil painting & acrylic knife painting. December 12, 2011 In "Fine Art" Ellison Design student based in CA who was one of the co-founder of AIA and CubeBreaker.com
Artist Photographs His Adorable Bull Terrier Jimmy in Creative, Fun and Silly Situations Rafael Mantesso‘s dog, an adorable bull terrier named Jimmy Choo, is taking the Internet by storm today after Mantesso’s creative Instagram photos of Jimmy caught the attention of the world at large. An artist and editor, Mantesso draws, dresses and otherwise inserts an unbelievably cooperative Jimmy into countless fun adventures on his Instagram account — from a screaming vocal performance, to a day spent with troublemaking cartoon duo Calvin and Hobbes. Mantesso tells us that these photographs and the viral fame that followed all started with a divorce. “My ex-wife took all the furniture in the house and the house was completely empty and white,” he said. “The only thing I had was the jimmy and a complement and empty white house.” And so, he decided to take this picture: It was just an image of the two ‘holding hands,’ symbolizing the friendship they had, but this photo birthed another, and then another, and before long Mantesso was creating them almost every day. (via Boing Boing)
Soft Sculptures Made From Drinking Straws From a distance it’s very hard to tell what these soft looking sculptures are actually made of… only when you step close do you realize the large pink and white walls are actually made of thousands of drinking straws. Created by Korean artist Sang Sik Hong, each piece uses thousands of the commonly disposed items to create huge hands, lips and eyes emerging from flat walls. His works, represented by Patrajdas Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, contrast the delicate nature of his strange medium with his choice to represent subjects of sex and power with them. He says: “Although every one desires power, only a few of people can have it. SEE ALSO: Life Sized Pin Art in Fashionable London His works are created by filling a space with drinking straws, then sliding them in or out to create the shape he desires. Sang Sik Hong at work on “Hand” Via: collabcubed.com
Incredible Living Painting With Realistic Body Paint Usually, we admire that the artists can create characters vividly, while this time, we will introduce a different artist who turns living, breathing people into characters in oil painting. That is Alexa Meade. Alexa Meade is a 23-year-old artist based in Washington, DC area. She spent four summers interning on Capitol Hill and in 2008 was a press staffer on the Obama Campaign. She graduated in 2009 from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She never attended art school nor has she ever taken advanced painting courses. She applies acrylic paint to the surfaces of people, objects, and walls in a broad brushstroke that mimics the appearance of brushwork in a painting in a technique that she innovated.
artwork by lawrence yang *UPDATE* - I've been working on a new site so haven't been keeping this up to date -- in the meantime if you'd like to see my latest work, please find me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. And as always, you can email me with any questions! Thanks, Lawrence Prices for original work ranges from $200 to $1000. "Encounter" - ink and watercolor on paper - 20" x 16" - SOLD "Hydra" - sharpie on bristol- 24" x 17" - not for sale "Aqua Teen Triptych" - ink, watercolor and pastel on paper - each panel is 3" x 12" - SOLD "Tiny Space Ghost" - ink, watercolor and gouache on paper - 2" x 3" - SOLD "Tiny Space Ghost" - ink, watercolor and gouache on paper - 2" x 3" - $100 "Tiny Zorak" - ink, watercolor and gouache on paper - 2" x 3" - SOLD "Tiny Brak" - ink, watercolor and gouache on paper - 2" x 3" - SOLD "Rooster Tree" - ink, watercolor and gouache on paper - 9" x 12" - $450 "Walking" - ink and watercolor on paper - 11" x 9" - $450 "Purple Love" - ink, watercolor and gouache on paper - 5" x 6" - $250