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Tuesday
Nov062018

oversize seascapes from minted

Despite the fact that it's fall, I never have the beach too far from my mind.  And what better way to capture the essence of the sea than with an oversize photographic print of it in your home?  If you guys have been following along here a while, you know I'm obsessed with prints of the sea on as big a scale as I can get.  Minted is killing it lately with their budget-friendly pieces and I still can't get over how affordable they are framed!  It's such a great way to make a dramatic impact without breaking the bank!  Below is a roundup of some pieces I'm loving lately; I'm seriously thinking East Coast Surf would make a great gift for the hubby!  It's so hard to pick a favorite; which one is yours?

Rocky Coast / Blue Monday / Seaside Contrast

Monochrome Shore / Diverge / Praia da Ursa

Foaming Sea Water iiiWave Patterns

East Coast Surf / Staten Sea I / Malibu View No. 2

Friday
Jul272018

deb achak: ebb and flow

If you've been following here for any length of time, you know that I have a weakness for/mild obsession with oversize photographic prints of the sea, so it was only fitting that I would fall head over heels in love with Seattle-based photographer Deb Achak's Ebb and Flow series.  And since we are about to head back to the beach, I can't think of a better time to post! 

Taken off the coast of Maui and the Amalfi Coast of Italy, the shots are from the vantage point of the swimmer's eye, which I absolutely LOVE, and the colors are absolutely stunning!  Can you just imagine the dramatic impact one of these prints would make in a room on a very large scale?  I have been following Deb for a while on Instagram and have particularly enjoyed all the snaps she's shared on her stories of her recent trip back to Italy; her feed is full of so much inspiration, she's definitely one to follow!  In the meantime, here are a few of my favorites from her Ebb and Flow series

And just to see how amazing these prints truly are on a large scale, here are a few snaps from her Instagram.  Most are in her all-white studio, which make for the perfect backdrop for her beautiful prints:

Happy Hump Day!

Wednesday
Jun012016

favorite beach prints from one kings lane

Lauren Soloff via Domino

Summer is in full swing around here and we've got the heat and humidity to prove it.  I have missed living five minutes from the beach ever since we moved two and a half hours inland when the hubs was transfered, but I especially get nostalgic right around this time of year when the temps get really warm.  Lately, I've found myself browsing photographic prints of the ocean late, late at night when I should be counting sheep, so I thought I'd round up a bunch of my favorites for you, because when is ocean art ever a bad idea??  And even better, most of these come in large and extra large sizes, which, if you've been following along here for any length of time, you know oversize art is kind of my jam. 

Minted and Etsy are usually my first places to hit for oversize photographic prints of the sea at budget-friendly prices, but lately One Kings Lane is KILLING IT with their selections, so I just had to feature a few of my faves:

Judith Gigliotti, Yellow Kayaks in Aqua

Philip Barlow, Sea of Glass

Christine Flynn, Ocean Beach

Max Wanger, Tulum

Christine Flynn, Malibu Beach

Natalie Obradovich, Banje Beach

Max Wanger, Dip

Matt Crabtree, Beach Bods

Judith Gigliotti, White Afternoon

Max Wanger, Country Line

Carlos Pereira, Santa Monica Beach

 

 

 

Thursday
Jan282016

oversize art favorites from minted

If you've been following along here for a while, you know I love me some oversize art and photographic prints.  I love them even more when they happen to be absolutely stunning AND super affordable!  Minted has become one of my favorite spots to shop for gorgeous artwork in dramatic sizes and they now offer thin, modern brass frames all the way up to 60x44 inches!  My husband teases me because I always end up gravitating toward prints of the sea or horses, but when it comes to making a dramatic impact there really aren't better subjects.  Here are a few favorites I'm loving lately; I'm kind of obsessed with the first and fifth and, of course, would want them in the largest size they come in!  I included snapshots beneath each print so you could get an idea of just how big you can order these bad boys!  Which one is your favorite?

Before the Storm

Fields of Blue (Pacific Ocean)

Crystallize

All is Quiet

Yellow Horses

End of the Storm

Friday
Aug142015

the breathtaking work of brynn weiermiller / beckoning art

There is art and then there is art that is so mesmerizing that it takes your breath away and leaves you thinking about it (and longing for it) long after you've seen it!  The sea-inspired oil paintings by Brynn Weiermiller definitely fall into the latter category - I stumbled upon her work recently on Instagram and am completely smitten! It's no secret I love paintings of the sea and these are just amazing; the movement and moody color palettes coupled with the large scale of each piece are so striking and make quite a dramatic focal point, don't you think?  I think what I may love most about her work is how the water in each piece is churning rather than still, representing how tumultuous and unpredictable the sea really is.....

To see more of her work, check out her portfolio and be sure to follow her on Instagram (@brynnweiermiller) and see all of her current works!

Have a wonderful weekend!