Since today’s the Boston Marathon I thought I’d go all Boston with a dozen picks from Etsy local. The mix includes still life paintings of sweets, pet portraits, pretty landscapes, geometric abstracts, and more. Are the artists are based in the Boston area. Enjoy the day! #BostonStrong
Pink Donuts On a Stand • Jo Jo La Rue / Johanna
Ocean Breeze • Shay Cajolet
Night Sky Stars Moon Birch Trees Dream Tent • Paper Taxi / Laura Warecki
Custom Pet Portrait • Paw Prints On Canvas / Marianna
Blue Sky Blue Bells • Water Media Works / Marcia
Architectural Line Study • Moss and Blue / Julianne Strom
Black Lab • Jennifer Burkin
Vista • Claudine Metrick
Untitled Abstract #2414 • Tammy Ricker
Ranunculus • Cassandra Akouri
Prepster • A Boston Blazer / Gabi Anderson
Picnic • Art25 by a2n2 / Anna Koon
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Although I don’t really recognize Valentine’s Day (just seems silly to me), I am going to take advantage of the “holiday” to post artwork and recipes for sweets, heart-shaped home furnishings, and pink rooms. To start the week, let’s look at the artwork of New Zealand-born artist and graphic designer Joël Penkman, who now lives and works in the U.K. They evoke the work American painter Wayne Thiebaud, don’t you think?
Joel Penkman paints simple still-life studies. He sets them on a clean backgrounds in order to facilitate a connection between the individual and the subject, since food, like music and fragrance, “triggers memories and emotion.” Penkman works in egg tempera, which he concocts himself.
Here are ten paintings of his that I think are the sweetest.
Krispy Kreme Dozen
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