Former fashion designer and fine artist Yuta Okuda creates mesmerizing abstract paintings that highlight the beauty of the “little things” we take for granted. He uses a flower motif—symbolic of fond childhood memories—to construct colorful bouquets that pop off the canvas. These floral arrangements are made up of thick dollops of acrylic paint and numerous intricate lines. In each piece, black stems stretch from the bottom of the painting to support the vibrant blooms.
From grassy fields to turbulent clouds, landscapes are made up of numerous textures.
After centuries of tradition, abstract artists sought to make paintings that didn't abide by conventional “rules” like naturalism and perspective.
Although UK-based artist Julie Rhodes doesn't live near the natural habitat of big cats, she celebrates the majestic beauty of lions and tigers in massive acrylic paintings. These realistic works capture the many fine details of large felines, from their intricate fur patterns to their graceful silhouette and thick coats.
Folding fans have a long and fascinating history as tools and as works of art.
Do you remember the bedroom you had as a kid?
French artist Juliette Dumas produces work that is deeply embedded in concern for our environment. Using mixed media, she creates powerful art that projects strength and hope for the future. In particular, her Whale Fluke series was a turning point for her and started her shift toward looking for the positive in what can sometimes seem like a hopeless situation. Using gouache and clay, Dumas creates a dynamic look at the whale fluke.
Have you ever looked through an airplane window and admired the fluffy shapes of clouds?
Ever since the 17th century, the term “naturalism” has been used to describe art and literature that represents accurate details...
Young Artist Who Found Success With Her Ethereal Paintings Is Helping Others Do the Same [Interview]
Many young people struggle with what they want to be when they are older, but not Dimitra Milan. Since she was a teenager, Milan has created ethereal artworks featuring portraits of women and animals coupled with elements of the cosmos, beautiful blooms, and textural drips. Each layered piece by the gifted artist begs for a long and considered look as she has built so much into the compositions.
Depending on how you look at one of Lee Wagstaff‘s paintings, you may see a pattern or a face.
Germany-based artist Kate Waters celebrates the unexpected beauty of the mundane in her realistic oil paintings.