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ARTmonday: Jenny Prinn

I noticed last week that Jenny Prinn, who describes herself as “mommy, artist, and stylist,” started following StyleCarrot on Instagram. (I’ve been trying to beef up my account, so I hope you’ll give me a follow too.)  When I clicked through to Jenny Prinn’s Instagram, I was thrilled to discover that she’s a Maine artist whose work I’d admired on Serena & Lily

Jenny Prinn’s abstracts are colorful and uplifting. Some are truly abstract; others are abstracted landscapes. Her statement says she is “intrigued by the fleeting moments and feelings in life that are often overlooked or forgotten.” She creates “the small pulsing, transient moments and sensations that strike deep within our core for just a moment and then are gone.” She works in acrylic and mixed media on canvas.

The artwork is beautiful, and the prices accessible. Most of these are still (at the moment) available for purchase. (I may need one for the Delray Beach condo.)

Ladybug-by-Jenny-Prinn

Ladybug

Ebb-2-by-Jenny-Prinn

 Ebb 2

Sunday-Morning-3-by-Jenny-Prinn

 Sunday Morning 3

Bayview-1-by-Jenny-Prinn

Bayview 1

Dusk-5-by-Jenny-Prinn

Dusk 5

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1970

Confections-1-by-Jenny-Prinn

Confections 1

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Winter’s Mix

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Confetti

Jenny Prinn Venetian Beads

Venetian Beads

Morning-Commute-1-by-Jenny-Prinn

Morning Commute

Little-Footsteps-2-by-Jenny-Prinn

Little Footsteps 2

jenny-prinn-studio

I’d love to visit Jenny Prinn’s studio.

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ARTmonday: 15 Bicycle Artworks

No deep thoughts today, or even particularly serious artwork. Just some fun images of bicycles. Over the weekend it was almost warm enough, by Boston standards (and by that I mean it was over 40 degrees and sunny), to think about getting my bike down from its hanging place and going for a ride on the Esplanade. I settled for a walk It’s wet and muddy, with dirty, frozen mounds of snow still scattered, but I’m hopeful. For now (unless I become a different person and hit the new Soul Cycle),  I’ll just enjoy these 15 bicycle artworks.

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Bicycle Yellow Acrylic Print

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Kelly Nicolaisen  •  Show Off

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 Ed Pullela  •  Bicycle

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Elizabeth Graeber  •  Bicycle

ride-in-bicycle-art

Cecilia Vassolo  •  Ride In Bicycle

bicycle-pose-gabriel-winter

Gabriel Winter  •  Bicycle Pose

bikes-matt-furie

 Matt Furie  •  Bikes

run4it-fashionable-hipster-deer

Run4It  •  Fashionable Hipster Deer

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Vassi Slavova  •  Bike Chick

bike-going-to-see-my-baby-blue-uncommon-goods

Allison Glancey & Craig Seder  •  Going to See My Baby Blue

bicycle-and-the-bee-chris-whittaker

Chris Whittaker  •  The Bicycle and the Bee

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Ashley Percival  •  Cat and Owl on Bike

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Erin Wallace  •  Cycling

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Jessica Abbott  •  Red Bicycle

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Walter Bibikow  •  Bicycle Display at Swiss Transport Museum

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ARTmonday: Winter Trees

Back in April, I published ARTmonday: 22 Trees.  When I realized I kept noticing artwork with trees, I decided to feature more wintry subjects. And since we got our first big snow in Boston, now’s the perfect time. Trees are really great if you’re working with a large space. Landscape murals (oh, I must do a Montage post with these!) or digitally printed oversize canvases can make a big impact, especially in a spare space.  The icicles hanging from the birch tree in your backyard could look great blown up. Ocean waves for that matter also look cool; very relaxing. Ikea carries an oversize ocean wave canvas print that my friend Deb, who’s an architect, hung in her Florida condo; it has a funky South Beach effect. I may be getting off track… here are beautiful winter tree artworks that might instill some appreciation of nature and colder temps. Perhaps they’ll inspire you? 

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Tree, Amir Peeri

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Tree 5, Andrea Branzi

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unknown

protter-winter-sunset

Winter Sunset, Peter Rotter

frozen-sky-philippe-sainte-laudy

Frozen Sky, Philippe Saint-Laudy

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Seven Stumps, Beth Dow

sycamore-andrew-wyeth

Sycamore, Andrew Wyeth

tree-lilla-varsting

Tree, Lilla Varsting

winter-trees-pink-and-blue

Outbound, Tony Huynh

Snow Covered Pond By Gregory Hennen

Snow Covered Pond, Wyatt Mt. Pond, Gregory Hennen

embracing the seasons (odd as they are) by manyfires on Flickr

Embracing the Seasons (Odd As They Are), Danielle Hughson

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In the Woods, Dadu Shin

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Belmont Harbor Tree II, Chicago, Daniel Seung Lee

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Elviage Pearl, Jennifer Squires

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Alone In the Forest, Robert Farkas

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Les Petite Choses, Frida Stenmark

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Mats Gutsafson

robin-trees-sandra-dieckmann

Robin Trees, Sandra Dieckmann

take-over-time

unknown

trees-winter-snow

unknown

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Winter Tree, Didier Massard

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ARTmonday: 13 Photographs from Lumitrix

There’s a new online gallery that deals exclusively in contemporary photography—Lumitrix. Each print offered is a limited edition and retails at $80 ($220 framed). The London-based  gallery currently represents just 13 photographers, but each is brilliant. Among them, Matilda Temperley (fashion designer Alice Temperley’s younger sister) focuses on dancers, while 23-year-old artist Kannagi Khanna wows with a series featuring celebrity images juxtaposed against Indian women. Here are some of my Lumitrix favorites.

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Sindri, Astrid Harrisson

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Vertebral, Oliver Barnett
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Fes No. 1, Ritty Tacsum
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Kate Winslet—Geeta, Kannagi Khanna
leonid-tischkov-magdalene-fjord

Magdalene Fjord, Leonid Tishkov

steve-back-hutt-one

Hutt One, Steve Back

steven-glass-orange-abstract-2

Orange Abstract, Steven Glass

holly-wilmeth-yellow-butterfly

Yellow Butterfly, Holly Wilmeth

joanna-mcclure-lavender

Lavender, Joanna McClure

banoo-batliboi-flora

Flora, Banoo Batliboi

matilda-temperley-african-boy

African Boy, Matilda Temperley

UPDATE:  Lumitrix just sent along two new images that aren’t online yet, to share here.

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Matilda Temperley

joanna-mcclure-zinnia

ZinniaJoanna McClure

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ARTmonday: 10 Geometric Portraits by Matthew Bourbon

While browsing one of my favorite art galleries (at least online, since I’ve never actually been there), Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont, NY, I discovered the work of artist Matthew Bourbon. (I also pulled images from Darke Gallery.)  Bourbon was born in the Bay area, and after college at UC Davis, earned his Masters of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Bourbon is currently an associate professor in Texas.  He is also an art critic and writer.

His artist’s statement says he is “interested in . . . how information is revealed or obscured” and “how it affects the narrative or possible interpretations of story.” I love the colors and geometric patterns and organic shapes that replace the figures heads or other body parts. It’s portraiture and abstract art in one.

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The Young Collector, Kenise Barnes Fine Art

matthew-bourbon-of-two-minds

Of Two Minds

matthew-bourbon-our-familiar-guest-darke

Our Familiar Guest, Darke Gallery

matthew-bourbon-rich-beggars-darke

Rich Beggars, Darke Gallery

matthew-bourbon-the-words-we-agreed-upon-darke

The Words We Agreed Upon, Darke Gallery

matthew-bourbon-another-conversation-darke

Another Conversation, Darke Gallery

matthew-bourbon-natural-folly-darke

Natural Folly, Darke Gallery

matthew-bourbon-the-psychologist-kenise-barnes

The Psychologist, Kenise Barnes Fine Art

matthew-bourbon-the-egyptologist-kenise-barnes

The Egyptologist, Kenise Barnes Fine Art

matthew-bourbon-the-swimmer-darke

The Swimmer, Darke Gallery

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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

Jaime Derringer Abstract Drawing

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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2013 sketchbook

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2013 sketchbook

Jaime Derringer Abstract Art Sketch

2013 sketchbook

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Illogical Prism, print

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ARTmonday: 27 Ocean Wave Artworks

It’s July 1, the start of the week of the Fourth of July, a big deal around here. My boys consider it the best day of the year (and not just because we let them have soda, which is basically never allowed). We celebrate with a picnic at Corn Hill beach, which my husband has done his entire life. It’s a definite slice of Americana, with many groups of families and friends that span multiple generations gathering on picnic blankets, with grills, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails. If it’s warm the kids run in and out of the ocean waves (actually,it’s a  bay beach), and later there are sparklers, s’mores (my favorite part), and fireworks. I’ll definitely snap some Instagram pics (follow StyleCarrot). In the meantime, here are 27 ocean wave artworks. And speaking of waves, has anyone else been noticing a lot of wave prints in wallpaper and textiles?

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 The Wave, Matt Josephs, Society 6

yokonori-stone

 Mavricks, Yokonori Stone, Ever Gold Gallery

black-wave-no-snop

 BlAcK WavE, Nosnop, Society 6

wave-flow-cailin-rawlins

 Wave Flow, Cailin Rawlins, Society 6

jack-pierson-where-was-thou

Where Was Thou, Jack Pierson, Artsy

julianne-swartz-placement-(family)

Placement (Family), Julianne Swartz, Artsy

marianas-wave-irish-shells-etsy

 Mariana’s Wave, Shelly Sea, Etsy

ocean-design-windmill

 Ocean, Design Windmill, Society 6

jesus-zuazo-garrido-wave

 Wave, Jesus Zuazo-Garrido, Saatchi Online

wave-bella-blue-photo-society-6

 Wave, Bella Blue Photography, Society 6

any-ocean-estelle-caswell

Any Ocean, Estelle Caswell, Society 6

gustav-klimt-attersee-1910

 Attersee, Gustav Klimt

hambling

Maggi Hambling

katsushika-hokusai-1905

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Katsushika Hokusai

louise-bourgeois

from The Insomnia Drawings series, Louise Bourgeois

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You or Me, Tina Crespo, Etsy

unidentified-ocean-2

Bridge, Jeremy Miranda, Mammoth & Company-

wave-by-chris-redford

Wave, Chris Redford, Society 6

unidentified-ocean

unknown

wave-andrea-le-heup

Wave, Andrea LeHeup, Saatchi Online

sunlight-on-narragansett-bay

Sunlight On Narragansett Bay, Jorey Hurley, Etsy

wave-by-caroline-provine

Wave, Caroline Provine, Society 6

john-jackson-ocean-wave-with-color-bars

Ocean Wave With Color Bars, John Jackson, Saatchi Online

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Stormy Weather, Howard Hodgkin, Printed Editions

rick-finkelstein-blue-as-the-sea

Blue As the Sea, Rick Finkelstein, Artsy

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Endless Escape (Knee Deep), Briana Lyon, Turning Art

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Sea Recollection, Efi Tolia, Society 6

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ARTmonday: 20 Artworks from Artsy

Artsy is easily among my favorite art sites. Not just for buying (some pieces are not actually for sale, though there are 10,000+ that are), it describes itself as an online platform for discovering, discussing, and collecting art.  Artys’s collection boasts 30,000+ artworks by 6,000+ artists, sourced from top galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artists’ estates. The idea is to foster new generations of art lovers, museum-goers, collectors, and patrons. I’m all for that.

Artsy is powered by The Art Genome Project, which  is an ongoing study to map the characteristics (known as ‘genes’) that connect artists and artworks globally. It’s an interesting concept which perhaps deserves its own blog post. Here’s the idea: There are over 500 genes including art-historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities. For instance, Artsy might connect Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst via the Pop Culture gene, or Ai Weiwei with Botticelli via the Metaphor/Allegory gene.

Based in downtown NYC (of course), the site’s leaders are Carter Cleveland, a computer science engineer from Princeton University and Sebastian Cwilich, a former executive at Christie’s. In addition to inquiring about purchasing works, users can contact Artsy specialists to discuss works and help you form a collection at no charge. I chose 20 pieces to show you today,

barbara-kassel-messenger

Barbara Kassel, Messenger, 2012, Oil on linen

mark-adams-hydrangea

Mark Adams, Hydrangea In Jar, 1980, Watercolor on paper

clare-kirkconnell-untitled-gardens-iv

Clare Kirkconnell, Untitled Gardens IV (Wildflower Mix), 2011, oil on canvas

holly-andres-spilt-milk

Holly Andres, The Spilt Milk, 2008, chromogenic dye coupler print

massimo-vitali-lencois-lagoa-do-peixe

Massimo Vitali, Lençois Lagoa do Peixe, Brazil (#4663)
2012, chromgenic C print

garrett-pruter-arrangement-i

Garrett Pruter, Arrangement I, 2013, collage

ben-eine-outspoken-3

Ben Eine, Outspoken 3, 2012, spray paint + varnish on canvas

christopher-green-lyndhurst-way

Christopher Green, Lyndhurst Way, 2006, oil pastel on paper


jack-youngerman-little-folio

Jack Youngerman, Little Folio, 2013, oil on Baltic birch plywood

jane-freilicher-nude-on-a-green-blanket

Jane Freilicher, Nude on a Green Blanket, 1967, oil on linen

john-zurier-barcelona-fold

John Zurier, Barcelona (Fold), 2011,watercolor on Spanish paper

diane-ayott-cherries

Diane Ayott, Cherries, 2009, mixed media on paper

jane-hammond-All-Souls

Jane Hammond, All Souls (Soalala), 2011
gouache, acrylic paint, metal leaf on handmade papers with graphite, colored pencil, archival digital prints & mixed media

feodor-voronov-haphazard

Feodor Voronov, Haphazard, 2012
acrylic, marker, spray paint & ball-point pen on canvas

liam-gillick-pourquoi-travailler?

Liam Gillick, Pourquoi Travailler?, 2011-12
paper, letterpress printing, goatskin parchment & Plexiglas slipcase

michael-samuels-die-fraktale

Michael Samuels, Die Fraktale 17, 2010, mixed media

ola-kolehmainen-austerity

Ola Kolehmainen, Once Upon a Time There was Austerity, 2009
C-print, Diasec (silicon mounted between Plexiglas and Reynobond sandwich)

rachel-perry-welty-kirkwood

Rachel Perry Welty, Kirkwood, Vogue December 2011, edition of 6

tom-mckinley-napa

Tom McKinley, Napa, 2012, oil on panel

william-wegman-rain-ready

William Wegman, Rain Ready, 2002, pigment print

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ARTmonday: 22 Trees

It’s true. The flowers are coming up, and blooming. But it’s the trees I’ve been appreciating. I love the pungent green buds this time of year, the small start of each leaf. Many of these tree artworks, I suppose. are somewhat wintry. Even so, let’s celebrate tree art today, for spring, renewal, and all that hopeful stuff.

David-Hockney-woods

David Hockney

Francisco-Rubio -trees

Francisco Rubio

Gerhard-Richter-tree-drawing

Gerhard Richter

green-pedestrian-crossing-jody-xiong

Jody Xiong, DDB China Group

Joe-Kievitt-tree-drawing

Joe Klevitt

junya-ishigami-trees-

Junya Ishigami

Baptiste-Vandaele

Baptiste Vandaele

tree-series-Myou-Ho-Lee

Myoung Ho Lee

tree-hiroshi-sugito

Hiroshi Sugito

tree-Casey-Roberts

Casey Roberts

Garden-Shadows-March-Avery

March Avery

Margo-Hoff-Edge-of-the-Forest

Margo Hoff

tree stick figures

Guy Field

Wolf-Kahn-Gray-Sky-Gray-Trees

Wolf Kahn

trees-Daniel-Lachenmeier

Daniel Lachenmeier

trees-Morimoto-Shouhei

Morimoto Shouhei

trees-National-Geographic-February-1976

National Geographic, February, 1976

trees, Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon

virginia-echeverria-whipple

Virginia Echeverria Whipple

ways-to-draw-trees

Eloise Renouf

tree-a-day-douglas-fir

Tree a Day

Woldgate-with-red trees-David-Hockney

David Hockney

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ARTmonday: 26 Swimmers

With a pool outside my window, and a tiny glimpse of ocean yonder, this collection of pools, divers, and swimmers, pulled from my Pinterest boards, seems an appropriate post for today. Yes, I’m in Florida again. Don’t hate me!

Alex-Katz-Tracy-on-the-Raft-at-7-30

Alex Katz

swimmer-Samantha-French

Samantha French

Swimming-Pool-Love-Sarah-Boyts-Yoder

Sarah Boyts Yoder

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Kobayashi Kokei

swimmers-kate-pugsley

Kate Pugsley

Pool-Valeriya-Volkova

Valeriya Volkova

david-hockney-Hollywood-Swimming-Pool

David Hockney

david-hockney-modern-house-pool

David Hockney

swim-Jing-Wei

Jing Wei

diver-alessandro-gottardo

Alessandro Gottardo

diving-Onchi-Kôshirô

Kôshirô Onchi

hiroshi-sugito-&-yoshitomo-nara

Hiroshi Sugito & Yoshitomo Nara

Kirkland-Bray-Gathering-at-Lake-Popular

Kirkland Bray

Rineke-Dijkstra-self-portrait

Rineke Dijkstra

swim-Margaux-Williamson

Margaux Williamson

pool-Daniel-Lachenmeier

Daniel Lachenmeier

swim-Lisa-Congdon

Lisa Congdon

swim-Bernardo-Carvalho

Bernardo Carvalho

Drawing of Water Swimmers

unidentified

swim-katherine-bradford

Katherine Bradford

Swim-PineconeCamp-Etsy

PineconeCamp, Etsy

nude-guy-pool-david-hockney

David Hockney

pool-illustration

Charlotte Trounce

Brian Rea Illustrator Jumping

Brian Rea

Sophia Martineck

Sophia Martineck

swim-Juka-Araikawa

Juka Araikawa

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