Friday, March 28, 2014

Barcelona Spain - patterns and colour

When you look down over the city of Barcelona, you see a pattern of square multi story appartments. It's like looking at fabric up close. But when you move in to the landscape and architecture by the 'Oh so famous one' that I wont even mention his name. You then see joyous colour and flowing organic shapes which puts a challenge to the thought that anyone actually needs a set-square at all. The pottery fractured and organised into the walls is such an iconic look that it inspires Nicholas from Printspace™ in this city poster of Barcelona.

"After studying the architecture, beautiful juxtaposed shapes and patterns within this vibrant city, I felt quite joyous and inspired. I wanted to show something that made me think of the repurposed fractured pottery, patterns and cathedral. The purpose was to create something iconic and fun to brighten up even the saddest of rooms. Simply to show the cathedral in a detailed illustration would do an injustice to the actual cathedral which needs to be seen to be believed. This is available in large and massive sizes."

These limited edition Giclee art prints are available in both Barcelona 70 x 100cm and Barcelona 100 x 120

Prague - perhaps the most picturesque place

According to the artist, Prague is one of the - if not the most beautiful city in the world. 
Hardly anyone talks about it loudly, but those who have been there treasure it dearly and almost whisper that it is their favourite place in the universe. Like they are saving it up for something. 

Prague and it's stunning city of red tiled roof-tops and spires, arches, lovers and towers. There is so much that this city gives in terms of creativity. It is tempting to put everything into one a piece of art - but that would not do either the art nor the city justice. This city requires certainly more than one poster from the artist. perhaps at least 2 or three to reveal Prague whilst snowing or Prague in Autumn. It could go on and on. While I was researching this city, I discovered Prague with snow. It looked like one of those snow domes. I think that they must have invented snow domes there because it looks so perfect.

Prague is also an art print by Nicholas Girling. This large artwork was completed March 2014. Printspace™ have just launched this Prague 70 x 100cm print and a larger Prague 100 x 120cm (as pictured) fine art print edition onto white 300gsm smooth cotton-rag paper. Each size is limited to 100 Giclee prints.

Why this size of 100 x 120cm?
This is a fairly unique size which would require custom framing. I wanted to make a perfect size portrait poster. I looked at our own walls at home and at the studio and got out the trusty old tape measure. I made a few mockup sizes out of cut paper and tacked them to the wall to get a feel for size and impact. I may have stared at the blank paper for a while. And this was the result for a portrait size. I imagine a piece like this going in an adjoining dining area connected to the kitchen. Something big and expressive.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Styling with : Sorbet Limited Edition Art Print

I had so much fun finding pieces to work in with our new Sorbet Limited Edition Art Print. (Available now from Printspace) It's great, as there are no limitations and you can choose anything at all.  I couldn't help myself, especially with the rug.... the colours are amazing.  The Light is a perfect shade of pale green/blue. Was I being greedy adding 2 pieces from Jardan? Nah, they are too lovely to ignore.

Created from an original painting, this print has all the brightness and detail that the painting does, and can be framed easily. Summer might have officially ended a few weeks ago now, and this print in gelati colours are a reminder of sunny days!

The print is a limited edition of 100, and is 50cm x 50cm (paper size, print is a bit smaller to allow for a white border for framing.) Yes, Ikea do a frame to fit this size. It is printed on beautiful cotton rag art paper, right here in Melbourne. xx

Where to buy these products:

Art: Printspace Sorbet Limited Edition Art Print
Lighting: Toldbod 120, Living Edge

Sofa: Wilfred, Jardan
Low Table: Iko, Jardan
Rug: Ribbon Multi Stripe, Armadillo & Co