Monday, January 27, 2014

Dutch and Flemish Floral Still Life Paintings at the Norton Simon Museum of Art & Waterlily Flower Fairy Maiden...

These three paintings are some of my favorite paintings.  They are full of such grace and beauty.  I will never come close to touching the mastery in these paintings, but they are a source of inspiration to me.

If you'd like to see a contemporary artist whose work is on par with these pieces, I invite you to see Catherine Al-Rubaie's art page Al-Rubaie Art here and her auctions here.  She does some of the most beautiful art that I have ever seen!  She sells out frequently, so I suggest keeping an eye on her art page for updates.

Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Dutch, Vase of Flowers

Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Dutch, Vase of Flowers, Close Up I

Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Dutch, Vase of Flowers, Close Up II

Follower of Ambrosius Bosschaert I possibly Ambrosius Bosschaert II, Dutch, Large Bouquet in a Wan-Li Vase with a Gilt Mount

Follower of Ambrosius Bosschaert I possibly Ambrosius Bosschaert II, Dutch, Large Bouquet in a Wan-Li Vase with a Gilt Mount, Close Up I

Follower of Ambrosius Bosschaert I possibly Ambrosius Bosschaert II, Dutch, Large Bouquet in a Wan-Li Vase with a Gilt Mount, Close Up II 

Jan Brueghel the Younger, Flemish, Flowers in a Gilt Tazza

Jan Brueghel the Younger, Flemish, Flowers in a Gilt Tazza Close Up I

Jan Brueghel the Younger, Flemish, Flowers in a Gilt Tazza Close Up II


I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday


I've started painting my waterlily flower fairy maiden.  In this work in progress view, I've blocked in the background.  The line art is faint and difficult to see, but I do have an easier to see version of the sketch below...

4 comments:

Christine said...

wow, amazing painter.

Magic Love Crow said...

Amazing, beautiful art! My friend, don't put yourself down, saying you will never be as good! Lisa, we all have our own style. Our own flow. That's what makes us all special! Your art is truly wonderful! Big Hugs ;o)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Christine and Stacy.

You are very sweet Stacy and I love how kind you are!

Magic Love Crow said...

:O)