Monday, July 19, 2010

tastes orangey on etsy.

this weekend was hot as blazes! i had zero energy and wanted to lay around like a big fat cat. so i pretty much did. :) i wanted to begin the week with a fab etsy find. tastes orangey "(the name tastes orangey comes from a pee-wee's playhouse episode about making popsicles)."
was right there on the etsy home page this morning whilst i was perusing, or about to begin perusing their many amazing pages. i was immediately drawn to artist clare elsaesser's paintings of figures. the color palettes, the way she depicts the figure, sort of vague but with feeling. and her backgrounds...they are equally as important parts of these paintings.

clare then sews many of her paintings onto another sheet of water color paper to give the print or painting (she sells both on her etsy site) "a substantial feel." i love that!

so run, check out tastes orangey if you are in the market for some summer art finds. clare's prices are very reasonable. i imagine one of her paintings, perhaps large (i seem to love paintings large when they are the only piece on a wall) hanging in a dining room, to contemplate over meals. enjoy!


Callie Grayson said...

love these paintings!! have tagged them in my favorites, will need to purchase a few of her work for my art wall.

It is blazing hot here too! I completely melted on Saturday!!

Leah said...

So beautiful! Great find, I will have to check it out more now!

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

so beautiful paintings! Thank you for sharing :)

The Zhush said...

This is truly a fabulous find! I love the sewn edges so much!

Terri said...

I love these paintings and would love to have one hanging on my wall. Clare is an amazing talent!