every so often, i get a major art itch. i find myself scouring etsy, style court, design for mankind, and all of my favorite online art galleries to discover new art and artists, and i inevitably find several pieces i just can’t do without. this summer, i’ve been obsessed (obsessed!) with portraits, and i find myself especially drawn to portraits of women looking happy in the midst of what must be a perfect summer day.
i fell hard for amy rice’s work the first time i saw it, and the love hasn’t diminished in the least. i love the nostalgic feel of her pieces…they remind me of something you’d find in your grandmother’s attic, but infinitely more hip. this piece is called olivia and olivia’s mom again, and you can find it at the always-amazing art star philly (which also happens to be the home of that jen corace print i’m still dying to own).
20×200 is a constant source of strife for me…it’s like gilt groupe for art. i always feel that art should be a considered purchase (after all, fashion comes and goes, but art is forever), but the possibility of pieces selling out throws me into a panic. i’m still sad i missed out on their first matthew tischler series…i really should just take the plunge and get the latest editions while i still can.
doesn’t etui’s float just make you feel instantly relaxed? it’s like everything good you remember about summer, before you cared about air conditioning, spf or what that ice cream cone was going to do to your thighs.
these two portraits, by anna bergin and tushtush, have had me captivated for the longest time. i love imagining what these women were thinking while these were being painted, and where they might have been headed later that day.
i think i’m ready for a sno cone now!