artwork by d. scheirerAnd before you ask, no I didn't plan on featuring him on Tuesday on purpose, it just kinda worked out that way. :) So what is so unique about the artist's watercolors that it caught my eye in the first place? Well I would like to say it was his beautiful, realistic still lifes (we'll get to those later), but actually it was a cute little whale. :)
Whales Series - Kelp PrintThis little guy stole my heart as soon as I laid eyes on him! He looks so curious; so intent on whatever it is he is looking at. And not only is the little whale cute, but he is living in a beautifully alive underwater world! I must say here, that painters amaze me. I have a fair amount of drawing ability, but as soon as I bring paint into the picture things go south VERY quickly. The fact that the artist could create such a simple yet complex piece with just a few colors is completely incredible to me! It's hard not to imagine the fish swimming in and out of the kelp, that is slowly swaying in the deep ocean currents. And I'll admit, I'm jealous; both of the painter for being able to create this cool underwater world, and of the whale who is able to live in it. :)
And if you like this little guy, the artist has created a whole series of paintings of him and his other whale friends. Here is one of the other paintings in this series that I love.
Whale series - 'Hot Air Balloon Festival' 8x10 PrintI am afraid of heights, but ever since I was little I have always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon. I don't know if I ever will, but I do love watching them fly! Apparently after watching all of the balloons take off, the little whale got bored (or hungry) and decided to see if anything interesting was going on below. :) You can just see his tail about to slip into the briny deep. I love the colors in this one too; the green and the blue set each other off perfectly!
Now after discovering this cute little whale, I went and check out the rest of the artist's shop. I might have come to the shop to see the little whale, but I stayed to see these still lifes.
Shells and Sea glass - Framed PrintThis picture is stunning! I lived by the beach in New Jersey for main years, and this still life looks exactly like what you would pull out of your pocket, after a successful beach combing trip! My sister actually collected sea glass for many years, though I'm not sure if she still has them all or not. When I look at this piece, I can almost smell the salt air and feel the grit of sand on the table. :)
One more before we say adieu.
Japanese Lanterns - Original WatercolorThis piece reminds me of the fall. Even the way it's lit brings to mind an afternoon in autumn where the daylight is fading quickly and a chill is starting to creep into the air. The lanturns seem to be almost weightless, just like a crunchy fall leaf that can be quickly blown away in a cool light breeze. I will add, as a side note, that those Japanese Lanterns do (in real life) make really cool crunching sounds when you squish them, but your mom will probably get mad at you if you try it. :)
Tomorrow's seller makes cute little animals. ::Hint - She uses felt and polymer clay!::
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