When the leaves turn shades of fiery red and golden yellow, and a crisp chill fills the air, it can only mean one thing – Halloween is just around the corner! In America, this beloved holiday brings forth a fascinating tapestry of folk traditions, seamlessly blending ancient customs with modern festivities. As children don their… Read More »The Spirit of Halloween: Folk Traditions in America
Step into the enchanting world of dark cottagecore as we explore how to infuse moody elegance into your late summer and fall decor. While the cottagecore aesthetic typically embraces light and airy elements, adding a dark twist can bring a captivating and autumnal ambiance to your living space. Let’s delve into the various elements, such… Read More »Embrace the Dark Side of Cottagecore: Decorating Ideas for Late Summer and Fall
Flowers have always held a special place in human culture, expressing emotions, conveying messages, and adding beauty to our lives. But did you know that during the Victorian era, flowers had a secret language of their own? Floriography, the art of communicating through flowers, was a fascinating aspect of Victorian society. In this blog post,… Read More »The Secret Language of Flowers: Unveiling the History of Victorian Floriography
Hey there, fellow art lovers! As a landscape artist myself, I can attest to the fact that there’s something truly special about bringing a landscape to life on canvas (whether that be traditional, or digital!). And when it comes to breathtaking landscapes, New England certainly doesn’t disappoint! In this blog post, we’ll take a closer… Read More »Capturing the Beauty of New England Landscapes: A Guide to Landscape Painting
My introduction to the style of folk art came in the form of the Matryoshka doll I received as a gift when I was young. I still have it displayed in my home, because the bright colors and stylization of the floral patterns are just stunning to me! I would say the closest “style” my… Read More »Folk Art: A Timeless Tradition
Tonalism, a style of 19th century American art, uses muted, often somber tones to convey mood and atmosphere in landscape painting. Tonalism conveys a feeling of introspection, of being alone with nature and contemplating something beyond our reach. I’ve only recently heard about this style of painting, and it encompasses so much of what I… Read More »Love Landscape Paintings? What To Know About Tonalism.