Thickly Layered Flower Paintings Literally Pop Off Artist’s Canvas

Artist Jane Ironside (of IronsideImpastos) paints flowers that literally pop off the page. Utilizing a distinct impasto style involving layers that impressively resemble flower petals, the creative is able to depict a wide range of blossoms. Ironside does so using a simple palette brush to mix both light and dark colors, which also allows her to play with dimension. She explains that her technique is “just like icing cupcakes!”

While your typical flower paintings often incorporate touches of softness and delicacy, Ironside’s works instead focus on vibrancy and texture. This makes each of her pieces one-of-a-kind, especially when you consider the amount of detail that goes into each and every petal. To see the painter’s work for yourself, you can visit her flower-filled Etsy shop.

Jane Ironside: Facebook | Etsy

December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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