Saturday, March 19, 2011

Double Dip


As an artist I of course love to make art. But I also absolutely love art from other artists as well and every so often I give in to that temptation. This year I have splurged. I took the plunge and double dipped. These two babies now belong to me!


Timanfaya #3

This beautiful piece was made by Rebecca Crowell and actually includes volcanic sand from the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. Rebecca is an artist I have been following for several years. I have been waiting for just the right painting to purchase and it was finally born in January 2010. Be sure to stop by Rebecca's blog as she has written a fascinating post about the joy of knowing where your artwork ends up after you send it out into the world.


Jerusalem

This wonderful artwork was made by John Borrero. I had originally met John at the One of the Kind Show, which I had posted about here. John creates the most amazing mixed media sculptures but has recently opened up an Etsy shop which showcases his small paintings.

27 comments:

apaperbear said...

Wonderful pieces Seth! I have enjoyed John's work for a while now I found him via Tumblr. I had not seen Rebecca's work before. Wonderful shtuff. Thank you for sharing!

Liz Hampton-Derivan Studio said...

Both are very nice! I too enjoy collecting, as well as making art. I have a modest collecting budget, but have been very fortunate to get some great artwork sometimes by trade.

Jann Gougeon said...

Lucky you!! I LOVE Rebecca's work. Hope to do a workshop with her (planning on starting a large piece today with oil and cold wax). And John . . I had come across it in my web travels and posted on tumblr...amazing. Just found Armondro Pedroso...yummy! I, too like to look (web) . . probably too much . . altho learning a lot what I want to bring to my work.

Thanks for posting!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Wonderful! As artists, we can be rich in art!

Maureen said...

What beautiful pieces!

Jeane said...

a high score on these two pieces Seth - both of them are just wonderful and I love how their esthetic is so very close to your own work! xo

Suzanne said...

I'm not surprised you were tempted.
Stunning pieces.

Marie said...

Just was reading Rebecca's blog & was happy to find you over there! I enjoyed her article on letting go of paintings.
Both of your purchases are fantastic! Enjoy!

Leslie said...

Lucky you!. These are both wonderful pieces, and I'm sure you'll enjoy them in your home.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Beautiful pieces~~love the texture of both.
Isn't it delightful to splurge and have the art you love in YOUR hands??? ;-)
Nothing else like it!

XXOO~~
Anne

Dyche Designs said...

They're such beautiful pieces, I can see why you love them so much.

My sister is a huge fan of John Borrero's work, I believe she's purchased some from him recently too.

Rebecca Crowell said...

Seth, thank you so much for both the purchase and the idea to post about this. I am very happy to know that the painting is so appreciated!

angryparsnip said...

I really like to see what other artist buy it is always so interesting.
I especially like Timanfaya #3

cheers. parsnip

Jacky said...

Wonderful...how nice to be able to add these to your collection! I love being able to buy art for my home.

Jacky xox

La Dolce Vita said...

wonderful pieces Seth, and love Rebecca's work, especially, nice to see Johns work as well. I hear you are coming out to CO! I know it will be a great visit!

Jill Zaheer said...

Lucky you Seth- to be able to have these two paintings that you love so much from artists you admire! That's part of what art is all about!

notmassproduced said...

nothing like a good bit of credit card damage! great buys

Twigart said...

BEautiful pieces. I'm a big fan of Chris's work too and hope to have one of his pieces hanging on my wall very soon

Laura said...

thanks for sharing..Love your choices, beautiful works.

Pam Tucker said...

Oh those are beautiful pieces! Thank you for sharing them. I am now a big fan of Rebecca Crowell!

And I LOVE the work of John Borrero as well.

Joy Logan said...

LOVE coming by often and seeing what you are up to!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the strength exhibited inthese works with the use of such ethereal color palettes... wonderful pieces so enjoy. Happy Worm Moon...wasn't it breathtaking last night? I can only imagine how beautiful New York city was bathed in pure light. My friend's daughter will be interning with Vera Wang this summer...my words cannot express how happy I am for Kelsey!!! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Christine O'Brien said...

So funny, I dreamt last night that I bought MY first piece of original art, an enormous mixed media piece I saw in Barcelona about 4 years ago. Hmmm, maybe I'll look for something smaller and more local. These pieces are stunners, I can see why you gave in.

rivergardenstudio said...

These pieces are both amazing creations. The yellow/gold and black in John Borrero painting, like a landscape from a dream. And Rebecca's subtle browns, ahhh Seth, you must just gaze at them for hours! You have inspired me this morning...Roxanne

Diane McGregor said...

Hi Seth, how wonderful that you have acquired a piece of Rebecca's work. She is a good friend and when she visits Santa Fe in July I will proudly show her my 2 Seth Apter sculptures!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I love these! Really love them. A lucky dipper always likes to double dip:)

Denise Aumick said...

These are wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Abstract art has magical powers. It envelopes and engages the soul of both the artist and the observer.