New Electrifying Palette Knife Portraits by Franoise Nielly


French painter Franoise Nielly uses a palette knife to create highly stylized portraits that pop with color. The artist, who we featured last year, has already produced a number of new paintings in 2013 that highlight her exuberant aesthetic and technique. The textured works juxtapose contrasting yet complementing colors to create artistic renditions of deeply expressive faces that tend to sway toward the sensual.

Using a colorful array of oil paints, Nielly manages to create figurative portraits that have an abstract quality about them. Each face is composed of blocks of expertly applied color to offer a sense of realism mixed with creativity. Additionally, the rawness of the coarse strokes heighten the passionate eroticism that each piece exudes.












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23 Pieces of Jewelry Inspired by Earth’s Natural Wonders

What if you could capture the world’s most mysterious and magnificent natural wonders in the palm of your hand? Well, thanks to a handful of earth-loving artisans and designers—including many of our favorites—you can! Rooted in an admiration for the environment, this quirky collection of nature-inspired jewelry honors the sticks, stones, seas, and stars that comprise our splendid planet.

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Creative Dad Turns Son’s Drawings Into Awesome Anime Characters

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