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Colossal

Colossal x Maja Wronska Print Release: Modern City Watercolor Series

Colossal x Maja Wronska Print Release: Modern City Watercolor Series

June 20, 2017

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Colossal

Poland-based watercolor artist and architect Maja Wronska has wowed us before with her vibrant depictions of urban landscapes. Whereas most of her previous work highlighted architectural features from centuries past, recently the artist has found new focus and energy in the dense environments of more contemporary cityscapes. Hundreds of windows hover above gridded streets and prism-shaped buildings rise above bridges and freeways, while water and earth offer a subtle topographic frame. Wrońska’s confident, consistent hand and imaginative use of color capture the organic energy that makes cities come alive. More



Art

Bird by Bird: Miniature Bird Paintings by Dina Brodsky

Bird by Bird: Miniature Bird Paintings by Dina Brodsky

Jun.14.17

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Christopher

“Bird by bird I’ve come to know the earth,” said Pablo Neruda in his book Art of Birds, a quote that has since inspired artist Dina Brodsky to begin her own exploration of birds in an ongoing miniature painting project by the same name: Bird by Bird. The artist first began the project last year as a way to explore the native birds around New York city as her now 18-month-old baby napped in a stroller. More



Art Illustration

A Giant Bosch-Inspired Watercolor by Illustrator Marija Tiurina

A Giant Bosch-Inspired Watercolor by Illustrator Marija Tiurina

Jun.8.17

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Kate

Marija Tiurina‘s fantastical watercolor painting Eden is her biggest to date, measuring approximately 30 x 10 inches. The scene captures a woman kneeling amongst the inhabitants of a mythological forest, trapped within a busy scene that contains everything from an animated ramen bowl to an eel snaking its way through the center of her torso. More



Illustration

Colorful Studies of an Artist’s Hands Layered With Flowers and Bees

Colorful Studies of an Artist’s Hands Layered With Flowers and Bees

May.22.17

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Kate

Artist Noel Badges Pugh (previously) creates studies of his own hands mixed with drawings of flowers and bees, adding color to the works with both watercolor and India ink. Pugh often photographs these works with the flowers he has drawn layered on top, allowing the viewer to examine how each is drawn to scale. More



Art

Hazy Black Watercolor Paintings of Children with Animals

Hazy Black Watercolor Paintings of Children with Animals

Mar.31.17

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Christopher

Indonesia-based watercolor artist Elicia Edijanto (previously here and here) depicts loving relationships between wildlife and children set against atmospheric backdrops painted in black watercolor. “My subject are often children and animal because they are honest, sincere, unprejudiced and unpretentious,” shares Edijanto. “They give me so much inspiration for [a] particular mood or atmosphere, such as tranquility, solemnity, and also wilderness and freedom, which I put on my paintings.” More



Art

Inside the Well-Traveled Sketchbooks of Artist Dina Brodsky

Inside the Well-Traveled Sketchbooks of Artist Dina Brodsky

Oct.6.16

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Kate

Artist Dina Brodsky has many focuses to her practice, painting in miniature on canvas and paper, and recently turning to her family, friends, and Instagram community to submit trees for her to reproduce in a drawn project titled “The Secret Life of Trees.” Throughout both of these processes she remains extremely attentive to her sketchbook, filling its pages with detailed drawings of architecture, wildlife, and scattered portraits of strangers that accompany her looped handwriting. More



Art

Geometric Watercolors by Artist Jacob Van Loon

Geometric Watercolors by Artist Jacob Van Loon

Sep.14.16

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Kate

Recent Colorado transplant Jacob van Loon creates geometric watercolors that seem to visually reference abstract architectural renderings. The colors in his works look as if they have bled beyond recognition of a specific site or landmark, yet still retain a strict set of dense and chaotic lines. The paintings trap specific colors in the boxes of their grid-like surface, yet also allow some to traverse throughout the work, alternating between clean and hazy sections of muted blues and bright oranges. More



Art Illustration

Dreamy New Architectural Watercolors by Artist Sunga Park

Dreamy New Architectural Watercolors by Artist Sunga Park

Aug.22.16

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Christopher

Bangkok-based illustrator and graphic designer Sunga Park embraces the unpredictable nature of watercolors in her drippy depictions of architectural landmarks. In her extensive travels throughout Europe, Park stops to consider the finest details of Gothic cathedrals or the antennae-laden rooftops of residential streets in Croatia, but allows entire paintings to fade away into a wash of ghostly color. The mixture of detailed elements and watery abstraction results in hazy, dreamlike imagery that seems to constantly surprise and intrigue as if lifted directly from a memory. More



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Dreamy New Ink Paintings of Ghostly Felines and Chickens by Endre Penovac

Dreamy New Ink Paintings of Ghostly Felines and Chickens by Endre Penovac

Jul.7.16

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Christopher

Artist Endre Penovác (previously here and here) depicts mysterious cats and ethereal roosters with a carefully perfected watercolor technique using diluted inks. Instead of trying to control his brushstrokes, Penovac seems to let the medium run amok across the canvas as it bleeds in every direction, and yet even these happy accidents result in precisely rendered paintings. Seen here is a collection of paintings from the last year or so, but you can see more originals and prints on Saatchi Art. More



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New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska

Apr.22.16

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Christopher

We’ve long enjoyed the work of painter and architect Maja Wronska (previously) who depicts unique vantages of architectural sites through detailed watercolors. Not only does Wrońska capture these buildings in their entirety, but also focuses on the specific details of their construction and environment such as chandeliers that hang within an ancient church, or the pigeons found circling its exterior. These elements are all produced with an eye for how to capture the character of a space rather than just its aesthetic, imbuing her paintings with the rich history found within each location. More



Art Illustration

Architectural Watercolors of a Dreamlike Warsaw by Tytus Brzozowski

Architectural Watercolors of a Dreamlike Warsaw by Tytus Brzozowski

Feb.2.16

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Christopher

Architect and watercolorist Tytus Brzozowski imagines a dreamlike world where giant structures rest on towering stilts and trains seem to emerge from tunnels in the side of residential buildings. Unusual motifs like dice and teapots dot the landscape (or float through the air), and yet everything seems in its place, a credibility attributed to elements lifted directly from the architecture seen on the streets of Warsaw, Poland. Brzozowski refers to his watercolor paintings as “the city of his dreams,” and just as dreams seem to defy space and time, his paintings bring together elements of the present and past. More