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ARTmonday: 20 Autumnal Artworks

I feel like fall just started, but really we’re fast heading into winter, with a few frigid days already behind us. The leaves too, are almost gone. The spectacular array of golds, reds, and oranges continue to amaze, despite having spent every single one of my autumns in a four-season zone. Even driving the kids to and from school is made better by the autumnal artwork outside my windshield.

I remember, though when I took the fall foliage for granted. (Gasp.) Obviously I didn’t think much about the pretty color leaves growing up in Connecticut. Sure, I pressed brilliant red leaves between sheets of waxed paper, and probably made leaf turkeys, too, but beyond that, didn’t give fall foliage a thought. Until college.

At Connecticut College, one of my closest friends, Jessica Biales (I’ve previously blogged about her children’s artwork and stunning gold jewelry), went cuckoo over the changing leaves. She would exclaim and effuse about their beauty, leaving me as baffled as my kids probably are when I point out the amazing leaf colors along the Charles River. She wasn’t from a tropical clime.

Rather, Jessica is a New York City girl through and through, with a deep appreciation for the autumn foliage that wasn’t quite as vibrant out her bedroom window along the East River, or in Central Park. I get it now. I guess good things do come with age.

Today’s roundup features 20 autumnal artworks, from an acrylic of golden birches to a desert landscape photo to Central Park in fall, seen from Columbus Circle. There’s also a  homey kitchen, plus fall harvest still lifes, and an abstract or two in perfect fall hues. I also pulled together a similar collection for the blog on Matouk, which I’ll link to when it goes up. Enjoy not just these autumnal artworks, but the real art of autumn outside your windows.

Landscape Painting Of Golden Birch Tree Forest

Jerry Schwabe, “Birch Trees #3″
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, $3,500 at Serena & Lily

Signed Print Of Three Feathers Framed

Marisa Redondo, “Lhasa Feathers”
original giclee print, signed by the artist, framed, $175 at Serena & Lily

Brazilian Abstract Painting From Novica

“Plenitude,” Brazilian Abstract Painting
Limited edition print, $119.99 at Novica

Princess By Talia Rainyk Photograph Of Two Girls

Talia Rainyk, “Princess,” 2014
Photography on paper, $150 at UGallery

Sunshine Owl Art Print By Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon, Owl No. 1,  print starting at $60, 20×200

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Bunhugger Design, “Leaves”
Framed print starting at $32 at Society6

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Christian Borger, “Acadia – Foliage”
Photo print starting at $20 at Society6

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Joseph O. Holmes,”Columbus Circle,” photograph
Starting at $24 at 20×200

Still LIfe Painting Dead Roses In Vase

Greg Gandy, Still Life with Dead Roses, 2014, oil
$1,050 (sold) at Gallery 1261, Artsy

Photo of Turkey And Limb

 Matthew Lusk, “More Broken Glass Than There Was Window”
Installation, Ziehersmith Gallery

Interior Photo Of Kitchen With Floral Wallpaper

Todd Squires, “Open House,” 2014   •  $1,000 at Baang and Burne, Artsy
C-print mounted to aluminum with matte laminate, edition of 3

Red Block Print Of Arches At Minted

Katherine Watson, “Block Printed Arches”
Limited edition print starting at $22 at Minted

Golden Deconstructed Landscape By Lesley Smith

Lesley Smith, “Into Hills”
Limited edition print starting at $20 at Minted

Black & White Buffalo Photography By Amy Carroll

Amy Carroll, “Staredown”
Limited edition print starting at $20 at Minted

Print Of Boy Diving Into Leaf Pile

Katrina Majkut, Autumn Fall, Screenprint Collage, 2013
Screen print, $120 at Artsy

Golden Apples On Straw Photo

 Gaetan Caron, “Emerald Beauty (Plums),” 2013
Framed archival print, $495 at Serena & Lily

Landscape Photo Of Hazy Autumn Woods

Olivia Joy St. Claire, “Dream State 2,” print
Starting at $19 at Society 6

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Jenny Prinn, “Sunset Haze 2″
acrylic on canvas, $500 at Serena & Lily

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Oh So Suite, “Tapestry 5”
Framed print starting at $42 at Minted

Thanksgiving Turkey Lego Sculpture Photo At Society6

Powerpig, “Thanksgiving,” print starting at $18 at Society 6

 

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ARTmonday: Meg Lipke’s Colorful Abstracts

I’m not sure where I discovered artist Meg Lipke, probably Pinterest. Wherever it was, her paintings interested me enough to click through and download a bunch, saved for a rainy day. My son informs me that today will be the only nice day of the week in Boston, but I’m hoping the bright colors and vibrant brushstrokes keep me going for the next few days.

Meg Lipke  was born in 1969 in Portland, Oregon and was raised in Burlington, Vermont and Cheshire, England. She went to the University of Vermont for undergrad and earned her MFA at  Cornell. She currently lives and works in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.

On her website, she divides her pieces into a few groups, including Paper Tapestries, Small Weavings, Works on Paper, and Batik Paintings. Here is a sampling of the Meg Lipke’s abstract artwork.

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Get the Look: Boston Condo by Ana Donohue

I put together furniture and accessories so you can re-create the living room, dining room, and desk area of a the condo I featured as yesterday’s blog post: “Design Diary: Boston Pied-a-Terre by Ana Donohue.” Interior designer Ana Donohue decorated the two bedroom in Boston’s Back Bay for clients who live full time in Bermuda. Of the pieces here, some are exactly what Ana used, others are more affordable options. (Interior photos by Michael J. Lee)

S H O P   t h e  L I V I N G  R O O M

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1. Armen Living Halston Sofa

2. Striped Column by Jack Bush Reproduction

3. Missoni Maseko Pillow

4. Missoni Ozan Pillow

5. Missoni Markusy Pillow

6. Perforated Porcelain Bowl

7. Jonathan Adler Tall Buenos Aires Table

8. Jonathan Adler Short Buenos Aires Table

9. Cassina LC2 Petite Modele Armchair

10. Starfire Cocktail Table

11. Linear Oval Rug

S H O P   t h e  D I N I N G  R O O M

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1. Kurt Seidle Chevron Screenprint

2. Foscarini Caboche Suspension Lamp

3. Noir Curved Walnut Bookcase

4.  Saarinen Executive Dining Chair

5. Saarinen Round Dining Table

6. Juno Bamboo Gourd Vase

S H O P   t h e  W O R K S P A C E 

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1. Silk Phalaenopsis Orchid

2. Kartell Mademoiselle Chair

3. Ceramic Mushroom Sculptures

4. Nadour Zigzag Velvet Pouf

5. Jonathan Adler Bond Desk

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ARTmonday: Affordable Art Fair New York 2013

It’s back, the Affordable Art Fair New York. As I mentioned back in April, the Affordable Art Fair, which started in 1999, now takes place in 12 cities around the world. Here’s a preview of pieces and other works by artists who will be shown. The Affordable Art Fair runs this Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6. One of these days I hope to attend.

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John Conn, Antarctica 29, Elisa Contemporary

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Jen Wink, The Way I See, Uprise Art

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Ken Girardini, New Mexico View, Zenith Gallery

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Klaus Leidorf, Aerial Beach I, Contempop Expressions Galleries

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Tim Garwood, Ladder Painting (Green #1), Alicia David Contemporary

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Heaeyon Yoon, Anemone I, Art-Flow

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Pancho Chalinsky, Two Beds, Villa Del Arte Galleries

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Mabel Poblet, Falsa Apariencia, Co Galeria de Arte

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Cirenaica Moreira Arbol, Que Nace Toricido Jamas Su Tronco Endereza
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Belondrade, Treasures Hunt, 31 Galerie

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Philip Melling, Loop IV, Fine Art Consultancy London Tokyo

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Henrietta Dubrey, Modern Insight, Edgar Modern

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Daniel Fontoura, Archi de Pasqua, Sciacco Studio

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Edd Pearman, Female Nude Study No. 6, Mark Jason Gallery

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Amber Goldhammer, A Day At the Beach, Artspace Warehouse

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Cecily Kahn, Untitled, Able Fine Art

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Zoe Pawlak, Rose Child, Uprise Art

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Makiko Azakami, Lunch Box, Onishi Project

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ARTmonday: Jaime Derringer Art, Abstract Drawings and Paintings

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a regular contributor to Design Milk,  the best contemporary design site on the web, founded and headed by Jaime Derringer. It turns out, that not only is Jaime super great at her job, she’s also an artist. I knew she did various graphic works for various collaborations, but the other day I saw she had pinned these fantastic, colorful abstract artworks—and they’re hers. I love the clear, bright palette and mix of blocky and curvy shapes. I think I may even pick one out for the condo in Delray Beach. Jaime Derringer art would certainly pop on white.

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Untitled, acrylic on canvas

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Composition #3, acrylic on canvas

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Abstract Drawing #6, marker on paper

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Abstract Drawing #8,  marker on paper

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Abstract Drawing #7,  marker on paper

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Composition #1, acrylic on canvas

Jaime Derringer Abstract Art Sketch
2013 sketchbook

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Jaime Derringer Abstract Art Sketch

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Illogical Prism, print

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ARTmonday: 20 Illustrated Arrays, From Modern Chairs to Lady Gaga

I saw the first image here, So Many Trees, So Little Time by Eloise Renouf, on Pinterest today via my favorite art pinner, drawdrawdraw*, and was struck by it for a few reasons. First, the caption said, “ways to draw trees,” and I thought it would be helpful for my 10-year-old who struggles with all the illustrations he’s required to do for school. Second, once I focused in on it, I saw the obvious resemblance to Marimekko patterns; particularly Siirtolapuutarha (I bought that pillow cover in Finland in May). Finally, as I was trying to decide what to feature today, and came to the conclusion it should be child-centric, but not obviously so, I thought images in this vein would work. Simple drawings of items arrayed, some almost chart-like, all easily digestible, some child-like, others just decoratively geometric, and some sassy illustrations. I hope you like the mix.

So Many Trees, So Little Time, Eloise Renouf

Painted Pebbles 1, Garima Dhawan

Tents, Adam Simpson

Beach Hut, Julia Pott

28 Camera Drawings, Christine Berrie

Lady Gaga, Adrian Valencia

I Bought All of These, Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Modern Chairs, Ali Douglass
(I purchased this last night and am excited to hang it in the Delray condo.)

Là-haut, Marion Barraud

Donuts-No.3, Monster Gallery

Trees of the USA, Katie Holten

8 Bit Star Wars, Fitz Fitzpatrick

Christmas Calendar 2011, Hanna Konola

Terrariums, Alice Ferrow

Shape Study #2, Erin Wilson

Mini Arch Abstract, Melanie Mikecz

Ovals, Beth Hoeckel

Ashley Percival

Compositie, Bart van der Leck

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ARTmonday: Diana Delgado Colorful Abstract Paintings

I discovered painter Diana Delgado on Elements of Style, in which Erin Gates went bananas for the leopard print swatch in the first painting below. Based in New York, Delgado received her MFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2007 and her BFA from Syracuse in 2005. I love the colors in these paintings—note the neon—and mix of geometric forms with drips. In her artist’s statement she explains:

While color is a driving force behind decisions made on the canvas, raw gesture, geometric shapes/forms and pattern play important roles. Representational elements and seemingly unstable architectural structures exist within the abstract atmospheres. . . Reoccurring themes in the large-scale canvases are personal narrative, glam, fashion and the embracing of frivolousness.

You Can Lead a Horse to Water

 Menstrual Mountain

Chocolate Fountain

She Could Drape it in Color

Cotton Candy Love

Neon Deer

White Goose Blue Jeans

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Copycat Cluster

Chandelier

Double Bubble

 

 Rabbit Ears

And a Hot Air Balloon

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