Oh wow, check out these colors...do you love them as much as I do? Or have I just lived in a beach town for a *bit* too long?
No, on second thought, I don't think that's it; I think they're just AMAZING colors ;)
These "woodscapes"--which are obviously paintings done on pieces of wood--are the work of Marleen Pennings, aka Stroke a Bird (the name of her shop, website, and biz), and I can't get enough of them. Here's what the artist has said about the colors and materials that she uses:
I really like to paint on scrap wood. I source it on places where people renovate their houses. When I pass a construction site I always pause to see if there is a beautiful piece of wood lying around. It already has had a lifetime when I find it, you can see and feel that. The structure has mostly softened during time and the old paint has turned pale. I really love these old pale colors and use them in the artwork.
Great, right? I really love when people find beauty in what others might see as refuse, and these works of are are a perfect example of that. Lets take a look at some of my favorites...
Exquisite! From the soft details to the splatters of black, inky paint, Pennings has got something here.
You can purchase prints of these works in her Etsy shop or on Society 6. A few originals are currently for sale in the online gallery Buy Some Damn Art. Learn more on her website.
Hope your day is as soothing as these paintings...