Archive for the ‘Gouache’ Category

Rachel Bone

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009


With a clean illustrative style Rachel Bone creates fantastically fun and humourous work that bears repeated viewing. In between viewings you can visit her blog here.

Lauren Minco

Thursday, February 12th, 2009


Some people are simply having more fun than should be allowed by law.  At least, that’s the feeling I get looking through Lauren Minco’s work.  Very cool.

Kristi Ryba

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009


Kristi Ryba’s paintings often resemble photo-collages, and can almost be read like pages from a fantastic graphic novel, but at the same time feel very painterly.  And as if that wasn’t enough, she also has some incredible stop-motion videos on her site.  Very cool!

Thank you Barbara for the link.

Katy Horan

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Katy Horan is telling the history of a made-up world through her folk art paintings that depict the lives and rituals of her fictional people. There is a beautiful sense of story in these works, as well as a great sense of design.  Enjoy!

Amy Earles

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

I am a very big fan of Amy Earles gouache paintings,  many of which resemble illustrations for the dark versions of fairy tales you weren’t allowed to hear growing up.  

Her site isn’t very intuitive to navigate, but she also has a blog, which is.

Kristoffer Holmgren

Friday, July 18th, 2008

I really enjoy the way Kristoffer Holmgren combines geometric patterns with geological formations in his gouache paintings.  

Mary Henderson

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

If you have ever thumbed through an old photo album at a flea market you might be familiar with that slightly disarming sense of experiencing somebody else’s memories second hand.

I can’t say for sure that Mary Henderson is depicting her own memories in her paintings, but looking through her site I sure feel like I’ve wandered into somebody’s memory bank.  It’s a good place to be.

Jacob Magraw

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Jacob Magraw seems to be incorporating vegetation, anatomy and landscape to create his works.  These various elements come together in a very organic way, resulting in new worlds filled with subtle details that are a lot of fun to explore.  His site doesn’t have too much work on it at the moment, but more of his paintings can be found here.

Marci Washington

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

marciwashington.jpgThere is no shortage of great art being created in the world today.  
Exhibit A: Marci Washington.  
Her series of dark and moody portraits re-create an elizabethan world that seems to have been infected with a touch of vampirism.  Highly enjoyable.