Posts tagged ‘art’

July 17, 2012

Artist Tuesday: Karen Margulis

Hello hello! Long time, no blog! But I’m back and ready to show you some beautiful paintings by Karen Margulis. She had me at the sunflower, but now I really can’t decide which is my favorite! Her pastels are simply beautiful. It was really hard for me to choose which pieces to post, so make sure to head over to her website/blog and see what else she’s creating!

“Share a Little Sunshine”


“Dancing into the Sunset”


“Knee Deep in Wildflowers”


“Believe in Magic”


“Nantucket Beach Dreams”

June 19, 2012

NC Museum of Art

No.1 I love art.

No.2 I love Diana.

No.3 I love that Diana loves art too.

No. 4 Our afternoon at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh was splendid.

I you ever have a few hours, you should definitely spend them here! They’ve got tons of really neat pieces and an entire outdoor trail/park. There’s a really fantastic field that just begs to be frolicked in. Diana is one of my coolest friends and we had such a fun time feeling cultured as we looked at art and talked about traveling the world. Are we sophisticated? You bet! Here’s a few of my favorite shots from our artsy adventure!

September 27, 2011

artist tuesday: camille pissarro

For starters, I usually don’t put a picture of the artist on his/her respective Tuesday, but he just looks so dapper with his hat and Santa beard. Anyway, I’ve recently realized how much I owe to this man since he was a mentor and father figure to so many Impressionist and post-Impressionist artists, including Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin. I mean this is the guy who inspired the artists who inspire m. He also reminds me of Monet, painting the same scene in multiple seasons and times, just like Monet’s waterlilies. Oh, and another fun fact: he was born in the Virgin Islands. How sweet is that? Anywho! Here’s a few of his pieces that share perspective, as well as a few that I just really love….

The Boulevard Montmartre,Winter

The Boulevard Montmartre, Spring

The Louvre, Winter

The Louvre, Spring

Hyde Park, London

Sun Setting and Fog, Eragny

Boats at Dock

I love him:


September 13, 2011

artist tuesday: isaac salazar

So I’ve seen a couple of these pictures floating around for a while now and have wanted to know how on earth made this incredible book art! Well, great success- I found him! I honestly wouldn’t even know where to start with a project like this, but apparently Isaac only uses an exacto knife and basic math. So cool, right? My mom got me a book-making book for Christmas, so I should probably get to work to level with this guy…

Isaac Salazar

Isaac Salazar

He doesn’t have a website, but he’s got a Flickr photostream with more of his books!

July 26, 2011

artist tuesday: édouard manet

I have got to branch out from the Impressionists, I know, but I’m just so in love with them! Anyway, today’s artist is among the most influential in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Not be confused with the similarly named and equally talented Monet (though they were friends!), Manet definitely knew how to stir the pot. His relatively risque pieces caused so much controversy at the Paris Salon (one of the world’s largest art shows at the time) that it was sent to the ” Salon de Refuses”— the Salon of the Rejected. Regardless of his standing with the established art community in Paris at the time, Manet is one of the most famous painters of the 20th century, and his two pieces below are often considered the beginning of modern art.

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Le déjeuner sur l'herbe (Luncheon on the Grass)

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Musique aux Tuileries (Music in the Tuileries)

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Gare Saint-Lazare (The Railroad)

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The Monet Family in the Garden

July 12, 2011

artist tuesday: caitlin mcgauley

Ok this chick rocks. Not only is she a talented painter, but her paintings make me think she’s a really friendly person since they’re all so happy and bright. Caitlin used to be a designer for Ralph Lauren and recently broke out on her own as an artist. Fashion is still a big part of her work, with portraits of Tory Burch and being a part of a Kate Spade artist series. Anyway, enjoy her pieces! I absolutely love them!

So sweet. See more of her work here!

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