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27 Oct 2012

Laurence Amelie ♥


My favourite artist of the moment and definitely worth a feature on my blog.

I love

♥ The loose, messy style of the paint and how it looks almost spattered on, capturing the ethereal and 'flyaway' quality of these dresses. There's something romantic about the spontaneity of how it's been applied, and her subjects, mainly flowers and tutu dresses, being fairytale objects. The paint looks carelessly applied, which creates her famous 'shabby chic' style. 

♥ Her use of colour! I love how stark whites are used against a dusky background. The pastel colours give a softer quality to her work and are reminiscent of  beautiful 18th century elegance. The colours are rich but they are so carelessly slapped on.; you can almost imagine it lying abandoned in an attic for years. In that way it holds a certain sadness for me, but you can also imagine how it would grace someone's boudoir or grand hall when hung among rich interior. 

I will definitely be attempting some pieces in this style. It's refreshing also to try something more abstract, as most of my work tends to be more observational - and would also add a touch of shabby chic to my portfolio :)



Visit her wonderful site here...  http://laurence-amelie.com/franglais.html
Visit this blog for more 18th century shabby chic beautifullness...  http://beautifulinteriorsand18thcenturystyle.blogspot.co.uk/2011/11/laurence-amelie.html

10 comments:

  1. Wow, I really agree with you, the designs are great. And the messy style of splattering the paint was also a great and catchy idea! :) Violette, I really love your blog ♥

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    1. Aw thanks so much! Yup there's definitely some great techniques to be picked up in her work - it's a totally different style to what I'm used to but I love it! ♥

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  2. Lovely blog. Followed. <3

    -Khristina

    http://milkandthecookiemonster.blogspot.com/

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  3. Amazing...
    The splattered, messy quality to her artwork, in addition to the contrast between the lighter, paler shades to the greyer backgrounds create a very ethereal feel to her paintings~ Thank you so much for sharing! c:

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    1. Hehe thankyou and no problem! Might even try an interior design project based on these: just love the colours! :D ♥

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  4. Hey Violet, that certainly is beautiful artwork, the technique is known as IMPASTO i believe :) I do love a bit of romantic shabby chic style. x
    http://modemadeleine.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Heheh I'd love to do more research in to this style of art - and same! I love how it's got a historical feel about it aswell... very vintage ^^ Thanks so much for your comment! ♥

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  5. Wow!That is beautiful,so romantic and soft!Love the colours!

    Btw I just found your blog and I really love everything about it,from the header to the sidebar,everything is lovely!

    http://theotherside-bg.blogspot.co.uk/

    Borislava

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    1. Aw thankyou so much for your follow and lovely comment! I'll be sure to follow back! ♥

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