Friday Faves: The White Album

9 Mar

Once upon a time, I was bored by white.  The more color the better.  And around age 13, the more purple the better! 😉  But as my eye has grown and matured, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the purity and peace of white.  It calms us, brings shadows and textures to life and provides a place of rest in a saturated world.  Would you like to join me on a little mini-vacay from color today?

Untitled 11.6 ( detail ) by Natalie Abrams, wax on panel

Empathy by Lauren Browning, italian ice alabaster on black granite

Flutter by Sana Krusoe, porcelain, 30x4x5 ( via Davis & Cline Gallery )

Burqa by Shayna Lieb, glass, 6x30x5

Magnolia by Heather Knight of Element Clay Studio, ceramic, 9x9x3

Ahh.. don’t we all feel calm & relaxed now?  Have a wonderful, peaceful weekend, Artsies!  Be sure to check out the artists’ websites for more loveliness.

Natalie AbramsLauren Browning | Sana Krusoe at Davis & Cline 

 Shayna Lieb | Heather Knight 

Featured image is Remnant VII by Shayna Lieb.  All images are via the artist’s websites and shops, unless otherwise noted.

13 Responses to “Friday Faves: The White Album”

  1. dianajhale March 9, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Exquisite photos!

    • Lesley March 9, 2012 at 9:51 am #

      Thanks for visiting, Diana!

  2. kee1109 March 9, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    These white images are really lovely!

    • Lesley March 9, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      Glad you enjoyed them, Kelly!

      • kee1109 March 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

        Would like to invite you to visit my site and see my work!

        • Lesley March 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

          Interesting work, Kelly!

  3. Nicole March 9, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    I tend to think the more color the better, but these white pieces are lovely! Especially Burqa. It looks like an exotic sea creature you would find during a snorkeling adventure.

  4. blueyedstudio March 10, 2012 at 3:29 am #

    Lesley – I have been through the same “phases” in life about color. I had a lavender bedroom when I was a teenager (lol). We are at our cabin this weekend. I painted every wall and ceiling white. Even the floors are an off white color. I do have color in the cabin but it is in my moveable objects ie: artwork, furniture, and fabrics. I usually use a lot of color in my projects, especially on the walls but in this case I chose white because the cabin is very small ( +/- 700 sq ft). Visit the website to see how I used white.

    • Lesley March 10, 2012 at 7:54 am #

      I was never completely happy with my last home until all the walls were painted a neutral off-white. It really surprised me, but I truly loved how calming and peaceful an environment it created and all my artwork, wood furniture and colorful accessories really shined against the neutral backdrop.

      Your cabin is adorable, Susan! So many lovely little details and that porch is heavenly! I love the little pink painting above the bed, who is the artist?

  5. Lisa Connolly (@HerSparkle) March 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Gorgeous, gorgeous pieces. I can tell I am going to be spending a lot of time here!!

    • Lesley March 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

      Glad you stopped by, Lisa! 🙂

  6. joanneweave March 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Love the pieces and love white!!! Shayna Liebs work is incredible! So fluid and organic. They would be beautiful in any colour but the white gives it a delicacy and purity. Thank you for introducing me to this fabulous work!

    • Lesley March 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed them, Joanne! Be sure to check out Shayna’s website for more beautiful work– she has more colorful work, but the white is my favorite.

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