Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Inspiration: Elizabeth Bauman








I came across the work of Elizabeth Bauman a while ago now and instantly fell in love with her vintage-photograph inspired portraits. She mostly works in acrylics but I've just happened upon her wonderful blog (how did I miss that before?) and found that she also has works in oils and even embroidery. Every time I look at her work it's an instantaneous plunge into some kind of nostalgia of the Edward Hopper kind and I just love it :) Her pieces remind me of the fabulous homes that this lovely lady features.

You can see more of Bauman's work on her Flickr Photostream and her Website.... and you can even buy pieces from her Etsy Store.

12 comments:

Jennie said...

Wow Kylie!
I love the colour palettes she uses -
very inspirational! And the embroidery is gorgeous, mixing the fabric in too.

Sally said...

Stunning. I love the colours too. Wow!

ger said...

I had seen the embroidered piece somewhere already, + now enjoyed being introduced to the paintings... I especially like the figures set into a landscape...

Tania said...

They are gobsmackingly gorgeous. With one heck of a lovely painterly effect in embroidery...

Ingrid Mida said...

Her paintings definitely have a Hopper-like quality. They have a haunting quality to them.

Simply Defined Design said...

I LOVE these! They are fantastic portraits!! I collect them!! Thanks for Inspiring!! Best, Connie

inaluxe said...

Hi Kylie, there's something magical, and moving about Elizabeth's paintings. they have a contemplative and very striking effect on the viewer (I think). And I love the Fine little Day blog! It's other worldly! xo Hope you're well and having fun. xo hugs, Kristina

Penny said...

Just lovely. So simple and uncomplicated. Thanks K.

Fine Little Day said...

Very lovely, good find!

the textured leaf said...

inaluxe put it so well. They are very intriguing to look into, these artworks.

mieke willems said...

thanks for this! great!

Luna said...

How did I miss this post???? Thanks for sharing this - looks stunning and I can't wait to check out more! :)