My love of florals is a pretty obvious one, there isn't a week on Secondhand Sundays that I'm not wearing, talking about, or showing off something floral to you my lovelies. It's an addiction and possibly a mental problem, I'm not sure. I figured it was about time to show off some floral eye candy with you as spring is approaching and I'm just in the mood for colorful delights. I decided floral paintings were a good starting point as they combine two of my deepest loves, fine art and flowers. Let this be your warning that your brain may explode in rainbows of color and tiny buds after looking at these images.
1. Bouquet for Nora, by Lulie Wallace
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I cannot remember where I first saw Lulie Wallace's work but it has mesmerized me and everything she paints speaks to my inner little girl. The colors she uses are so youthful and full of life and I end up clicking one painting after another hoping it's still available to purchase. This is all just window shopping of course, but I can't help feeling deflated when another favorite bites the dust.
2. Welcome Spring, by Kate Lewis
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There is something about the thin layers of Kate Lewis' paintings that make my heart squeal in delight. Every image I see of hers; be it an over stuffed chair, or a bouquet of flowers, embodies a casual elegance that only time can create. I could spend an entire afternoon studying her work and maybe have (shhh). Sadly this painting has sold but I have a new favorite here.
3. Summer Florals, by Brittany Burton
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Some of my favorite colors to wear are yellow, olive green, and red so it should come as no surprise that I also enjoy these colors in floral. This illustration by Brittany Burton is a perfect summer print and I'd love a copy hanging in my Dining room for every season. Just gorgeous!
4. Glowing Flowers and Pink Flowers (2006), by Leanne Shapton
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Leanne Shapton captures flowers in a way I've never seen before. The picture on the left is aptly named glowing flowers, but the same could be said of all of her paintings; each one seems to have an inner glow that is alive and dancing. It would be a dream to own one of her paintings, I know exactly where I'd hang it.
5. Unknown, by Cecilia Paredes
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Cecilia Paredes is a Peruvian artist whose works combine illusion and photography to create a beautiful marriage of the magical and the artistic. Whether it be animals or wallpaper, Cecilia seamlessly blends into the background creating a trompe l'oeil that tantalizes the viewer. No, this is not a "traditional" floral painting but it is floral and it most certainly is art.
6. Memory of Summer, by Xiaoyang
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I just recently spotted this beauty on a recent random Google search and I am now a bonafide lover of all things Xiaoyang. Xiaoyang is a contemporary Chinese artist and I love the way this painting, Memory of Summer, seems to emerge from the palette knife scraped surface into full bloom.
It's a goal of mine to buy a piece of original artwork this year, and it may just have to be one of beautiful florals by a talented artist like those above. I think I'm going to have to cross a couple of other goals off the list first, but who knows maybe this can be my reward for being a good girl. big kiss, bekuh