If you don’t know how to “dress up” your walls, try hanging on an abstract painting. It brings freshness to your room. Looking to buy such a painting I’ve stumbled upon an online shop: Paintings Abstract.
The owner, Ann Vierick is from the Philadelphia area. She work out of her home studio creating mostly palette-knife impasto paintings in which she applys lots of thick, rich sculptural texture and layers of color to create interest.
Emotion, burst of colors, inspiration. Francoise Nielly plays with colours as in making a puzzle of vibrant closeup portraits. The French artist uses knives to paint her artwork as she seems to prefer the thick, clean brushstrokes created by them. Painting portraits is her speciality, although at the begining of her career she used to paint a whole body.
„If you can imagine it, I can paint it!” – Rhonda Savage
Indeed Rhonda is one of the most talented painters I’ve ever seen. What she puts her mind to, she spreads it with paint on any surface. The painted shoes are the most famous products she has. The images make me smile every time I look at them, even if I am sad. Perhaps, Rhonda’s positive attitude is extended in her paintings and from there, they end up touching the viewers heart. I talked to Rhonda about her life, her online shop and where does she find her inspiration.
Lollytout was founded by Shimrit Manor. As she states out, Shimrit dreamed and searched for shoes just like these: a one of a kind unique pair, high quality and durable. After a lot of searches and different ideas of how shoes must be created, she decided it’s time to stop searching and start creating.
The new handmade trade these days are hand painted shoes. While some people enjoy the look of clean-cut shoes others might be more interested in acquiring something with more personality. Paint can actually create a visually appealing design, incorporating a variety of colors and shapes to create an original pair of shoes.
“I started my project for a Creative Festival in Florence in October 2010. I participated to a creativity market where I presented and sold for the first time my hand painted T-shirt. I got so many nice compliments and requests from family, friends and people, that I started to make some for other people”.
They stare at you with indifference as if you don’t even exist. The characters have their own personality. You just can’t take your eyes off of them. All black on white, with a little bit of red to stand out from the crowd. Simple and yet complicated drawings. Hip. Modern. Sensual. That is how I would describe the “Art to Ware” T-shirts drawings.