Last week I started this series called ‘Strokes’ for some quick paintings with fast brushstrokes. Here is the second one in the series. Reminds me of summer and beach vibes.
See more paintings in this series HERE.
Have a great week ahead !
The painting below is one of my most favorite from all the ones I have created so far. It was inspired by this 1950’s photo of a model wearing a beautiful Cristobal Balenciaga Coat and she looks simply Gorgeous! doesn’t she?
You can also see more Art Inspiration posts Here.
Have a great weekend!
Autumn is here and the changes are happening. Pumpkin cinnamon lattes are taking over cool lemonades. Pastels are being replaced by darker warmer hues. This fall I have a new favorite.. yup it’s Navy!! Actually I have been obsessing over this color all through this year and I think I am going to try out even more of it for fall. Burgundies, maroons and dark oranges usually dominate this time of the year but this year I am going Navy. Its dark, its sophisticated and it can be paired with all the pops of colors from the fall foliage.
Yesterday I used this color in my painting and thought I should put together another Shopbox to inspire you guys and like it as much as I do.
Shop these items here :: 1) Fabulous coat from Zara. 2) Ring from Terrain. 3) I am definitely going to use these terracotta tiles from Tabarka Studio in my house. 4) Cute scarf from Etsy. 5) Embroidered pillow from Anthropologie. 6) Fedora hat from Topshop.
Inspiration : Color used for a Seascape painting
See more color inspirations and previous Shopboxes HERE!
It had been a while since I touched my paint box and was feeling a little guilty about it. Yesterday afternoon however, I found some time to get back to this favorite fad of mine. Just wanted to do something simple to warm up after a long break. This one is with fast brush strokes and a simple color palette.
I tend to get into whole another world while painting which is full of ideas and inspiration.Half way through, I thought it would be kind of fun to do a series of these quick paintings. So here it is.. The series is called “STROKES”. First one is a 24×36 inches seascape…
I like to paint next to a big bright window with lots of light coming in..
Get the colors and prep the surface with some water. I am using acrylics for this one..
If you wish to buy this original piece or want to have prints of this painting , contact me HERE.
Stay tuned for more in this series…
Yesterday I stumbled across this artist on instagram and instantly just fell in love with her picture feed. I had to check out her website and know more. This usually happens to me when I really like something. I just couldn’t wait to share the work of this super talented artist with you guys.
Her name is NIHARIKA HUKU. She is into ceramic pottery, illustrations, paintings and more, and is currently based out of Sydney. She has had exhibitions in Japan, New Zealand and major cities of Australia. I love that all her work is inspired by nature and how well she incorporates the little details. I am going to let her pictures do rest of the talking…
Checkout her website http://niharikahukku.com/ for more…
Image Source: All above images are from Niharika’s webiste.
Work like this is always an inspiration for me. Hopefully you all will also be inspired to tap into your hobbies.
Have a great day !
Wallpapers are back guys! I have been super obsessed with this trend recently and love the way people are modernizing this 70’s super trend to fit design décor today. Home renovation shows, design magazines and even in house/apartment tours shown on design blogs you will see that if done right, wallpapers are an interesting way to transform a dull space into chic and stylish one.
And the best part is you can now easily customize wallpapers with your own designs.Companies like ANWALL, TROVE, SPOONFLOWER, and many more are not only making this customization super easy but also giving you various printing, textures and color options to choose from.
Oh and all you renters out there trying to channel your inner designers but can’t get your landlords on-board, don’t worry guys! You’ve been covered too. I am sailing in the same boat as you are and we now have super simple removable wallpaper option designed for us.
So today I am sharing with you some of the wallpaper designs that I made hoping I will definitely use them someday in my dream studio space or bedroom space.. okay wait.. I can go on with this forever. But seriously there are some super fun ideas to checkout. I am also sharing some beautiful vignettes and spaces which inspired me through the process.
This one is my favorite. Being an artist, I think I am biased for this one but I love that the wallpaper itself becomes a piece of art.
INSPIRATION: Vignette shown below. Image Source : ANWALL
Kid’s room wallpapers are the most fun but at the same time challenging to choose. You want to choose a pattern that would still work as the kids are growing up because let’s face it; Wallpaper is a relatively long-time commitment. You cannot replace it as easily as you would paint over a wall.
Here is a cool idea : Gather all the drawings and scribbles that your kids have created, scan them and make them into a collage. Enlarge and print it out as wallpaper. You may have seen this before; designers Cortney & Robert Novogratz from NYC have done this brilliantly in one of their projects. The best place to use this kind of wallpaper may be in basements of houses which are used as playrooms /family rooms. The kids love that their drawings are on the wall and it just makes the place so interesting.
Image Source: Novogratz
INSPIRATION: Juju Papers featured on Design Sponge
This one for me is more for a studio than for home… but hey, if you are a traveler or a photographer maybe you could have it in your house too!
Image source: A Beautiful Mess
THINGS TO REMEMBER: The websites will suggest resolutions required however remember to click your pictures at high resolution (300 dpi or more) for as is and 600dpi if you want enlargements. Also it’s always better to order a sample before you go in for the actual order.
Keep an open mind while designing. Your drawings and paintings may not look as glamorous as in the pics but remember that when they get printed they will be digitally processed and will have a sophisticated print finish. Also imagine it in the whole space with the staging elements (accessories, furniture etc..) . That will help you look at the bigger picture.
This is my first SHOPBOX and I am planning to make one every week for you guys. SHOPBOX is collection of some fun accessories and goodies I put together based on things I get inspired by. Today’s inspiration is this painting I created long time ago and it reminds me of one of those transition days from summer to fall when the leaves just begin to start turning color.
These for sure brightened up my morning and hope they pull down your Monday morning blues too
Like anything? You can get them here: 1) Ball point pen from Katespade 2) Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses available at Shopbop 3) Beer and now bottle opener by Gama-Go available at Modcloth 4) Stacked book wallpaper from Anthropologie 5) Neon-leather-coasters from Leif 6) Seaside lace up cut-out shoe from Topshop
P.S. I am obsessed with that pen and my head is exploding with ideas of using that wall paper. Already seeing a photo shoot.. But wait, let’s make that another post.