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ARTmonday: Signs of Spring

Although it’s rather slushy in Boston, it is indeed late March and there are signs of impending springtime. Buds on the magnolia trees along Commonwealth Avenue, crocuses pushing up in front gardens, street sweeping (well actually, that was cancelled today due to the weather).

If you need a bit of a lift on this less than sunny day, how about some spring art? Here are 15 artworks that depict springtime, from birds to green trees to pastel hues.

Branch and Bird Illustration By Artist Amy Jean Porter At 20x200

Rose-breasted Grosbeak    Amy Jean Porter    20×200

Spring Abstract Landscape By Britt Bass Turner

Muffin Top    Britt Bass Turner  •  Artfully Walls

Spring Flowers Still LIfe By Daniela Orlev

Flowers on a Table    Daniela Orlev    Artfully Walls

Birds In the City Painting By Susan Spangenberg at Artlifting

City Park    Susan Spangenberg    Artlifting

Fawn With Butterfly Head By Abby Goodman Spring Art

Animal Hybrid Series (Deerfly)  •  Abby Goodman  •  Uprise Art

Edgy Spring Landscape Photograph With Pink Glimmer

Spring    Disparity By Design UK    Society6

Spring Like Acrylic Sculpture By kal Mansur

Grey Murmur Two    Kal Mansur    Uprise Art

Abstract Spring Landscape By Jenna Bauer

from SPRING    Jenna Bauer    Saatchi Art

Spring Trees Abstract Landscape By Karen Barbour At 20x200

Butterfly Chair    Karen Barbour    20×200

Baby Fox Print By Catherine Ledner

Fennec Fox On Blue    Catherine Ledner  Green Box Art

Spring Cactus Blooms In The Desert By Sarah Eisenlohr

Decor    Sarah Eisenlohr    Society6


From the Flora series  •  Tess Atkinson


Green Branches    Tod Seelie  20×200


One Spring Day    Yukari Kaihori    Saatchi Art

Floral Abstract By Northern California Artist Ellen Levine Dodd at Serena & Lily

Adagio    Ellen Levine Dodd    Serena & Lily   


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ARTmonday: 12 Masquerade-Themed Artworks

I’ve never been to a true masquerade ball. The closest I came is a school fundraising auction I chaired with a Carnivale theme. I have a cute photo of myself and my friend/co-chair, artist Lee Essex Doyle (you can see her Venetian interiors here), but I can’t find it right now. She invited me to a Save Venice masquerade ball, but we skipped it. Oh well, there went my chance.

I started noticing a lot of photography featuring people with elaborate rubber animal masks, which I’ve been putting aside for a later post. As I collected those, all masked figures made their way into my folder. So I’ve pulled out a dozen masquerade-themed artworks, including, a simple linocut of a mask sold on Serena & Lily; a woman masked in sawdust (not quite masquerade-worthy, but you know how I love what I’ve come to call obscured portraits); mod photos that appeared in the New York Times in the 1960s and brought to light by Jonathan Adler; a fashion shot of Kate Moss.; and others.

Enjoy these 12 masquerade themed artworks; perhaps you’ll find inspiration for your own year-end celebration.

Black & White Photo Of Three Women Going To A Masquerade Ball

Gloves and Masks, 1965  •  The  New York Times

Masquerade Photo Affordable Artwork Society 6

Sammy Harkin  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Mask Masquerade Ball Portrait By Heidi Kirkpatrick

Heidi Kirkpatrick  •  Masquerade  •  Artsy


Jennifer Ament  •  Mask  •  Serena & Lily


Godfried Donkor  •  Jamestown Masquerade IX  •  Artsy

Masquerade Ball Artwork At Society 6

 Courtneeeee  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Kate Moss in A Masquerade Ball Mask B&W Photo

Anton Corbijn  •  Kate Moss New York, 1993  •  Artsy

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Five Foot Three Photography  •  Masquerade  •  Society 6

Masquerade Ball Masked People Painting

Ann Devito •  Masquerade  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Antonio Jose Guzman  •  Nancy  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Photography

Azarii Gorchakov  •  Mask Graza  •  Saatchi Art

Masquerade Ball Portrait Affordable Artwork

Anna Ullman  •  Woman In Mask  •  Artfully Walls

Masquerade Ball Group Portrait Lady In Leopard Catsuit

Larry C. Morris  •  Leopard People, 1966  •  New York Times Store

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ARTmonday: 16 Pool Artworks

It’s December break. Who’s headed South for a bit of sunshine, sea, and pool antics? I  hope you are enjoying your holiday break, whether you’re ensconced in the snow or situated in warmer climes. Here are 16 artworks of pools, some luxurious, some gritty, including photos, illustrations, and paintings. If you can’t take a swim, just imagine one. You’ll feel refreshed.

Pool Art Affordable Art Palm Springs

pandercraft, Palm Springs, Minted


Jared Harrell Photography, Palm Springs Pool, Society6


Eric Zener, GatewayArtsy


Isca Greenfield-Sanders
Set of 4: The Swimming Pool Etchings (Red Suit Diver)


Poppy Pool, Society6


Egrin, Pool, Society6


Way Way Allen, Pool Daze, Serena & Lily


Yoav Horesh, Bondi“Icebergs Pool Club”, Artsy


Andreas Gursky, Ratingen, 1987, Artsy


David Drebin, Trisha By the Pool, Artsy


Kimberly Poppe, Pool, UGallery


Kelly Nicolaisen, Pool Angel, Society6


Thedustyphoenix, Snow Pool Gnome, Society6


IGHxNGH, Neon Pool, Society6

Pool Artwork From Minted

Whitney Deal, Going For A Swim, Minted


Ron Mueck, Drift, Artsy

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ARTmonday: 15 Views of America

It’s a long weekend at our house with everybody off for Columbus Day. Not that it’s identified as such, with Columbus now recognized as the savage man he was. Rather, our schools tend to label this national holiday as “fall break.” Works for me. History and politics aside, it’s nevertheless appropriate to look at some scenes of our country, views of America. Here are 15 American landscapes.


Untitled (Balloons)  •  Ruben Natal-San Miguel  •  20×200


A Logo for America  •  Alfredo Jaar  •  Perez Art Museum Miami  •  Artsy


Oregon  •  Luke Gram  •  Society6


Upstream #1    Nick Allen    Serena & Lily 


Wide Awake In America  •  Wes Lang  •  VI Gallery   •  Artsy


life in america is depressing, life in america is hard, life in america is lonely
Zach Gage  •  Artsy


Yellow Umbrellas I, South Beach  •  Claudia Chloe  •  Artfully Walls


Traffic Jam  •  Gail Schechter  •  Minted 


Gun Store, Vernon TX  •  Ed Freeman  •  Saatchi Art


Light and Air  •  Megan Donnelly    Serena & Lily


Lifeguard Stand    Stephanie Sherman    Serena & Lily 


All 50  •  Jon Measures  •  Saatchi Art


Street Walker   Kevin Russ    Society6


Miss America  •  Allen Jones  •  Sims Reed Gallery   •  Artsy


Eastern Washington, cul-de-sac  •  Toni Silber-Delerive    Saatchi Art

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Just In: My Top 16 Picks from the Serena & Lily Summer Sale

We’re heading into the second half of summer, and yes that’s reason to lament. However. . . there’s an upside, and not just a proverbial silver lining. Something (or rather somethings) really, really, good. S A L E S pretty much everywhere, including some top StyleCarrot partners. From the half-yearly Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (my 25 must-haves here — just five days left by the way; prices go back up on Monday) to a Stockroom Sale at West Elm, it’s a good time for online shopping for new clothes and home stuff.

One of my favorite online sources for bedding (baby, kids, and grownups), bar stools, beds and headboards, and artwork (I love their pretty abstracts)  is Serena & Lily. Right now Serena & Lily is having a “Private Sale” (meaning you just have to pop in an email address) with discounts up to 60 percent.

There are some pieces that you have been probably meaning to purchase—new sheets to refresh your bed, wallpaper for the powder room.  a cozy throw as a hostess gift, more bar stools for your beach house, brightly colored baskets for your kids toys. I did some preliminary scouting for you. Here are my top 16 home furnishings finds from the Serena & Lily sale.



S H O P P I N G 

1 Gobi Embroidered Sheet Set 

2  Feather Wallpaper 

3  Gobi Bath Towel 

4  Schoolhouse Letter Pillow

5  Cambridge Bed 

6  Brahms Mount Windowpane Baby Blanket 

7  Brasserie Stools  

8  Broad Stripe Dhurrie

9  Brahms Mount Banded Herringbone Throw 

10  Buchanan Clip Rings

11  Border Frame Duvet Cover

12  Cabin Quilt

13  Mercado Baskets

14  Parisian Bar Cart 

15  Skylake Toile Euro Sham  

16  Chevron Riviera Backless Stools

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