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Hidden Beach II by Aaron Svenby

The winter blues might be getting to our friends in the East and even those on the West Coast can experience some winter gloom.  That is why I love art that transports you.  This piece by Aaron Svenby sits in my living room and is my window to Italy's town of Vernazza in Cinque Terre.  Aaron was super nice enough to send me an email where he explained "it is part of 5 old historic villages (Cinque Terre ) in Italy on the coast.  This village (Vernazza ) is said to be the most beautiful of them all... It's Italy, most everthing is beautiful:)."  Aaron's site is very beautiful and he has a few free gifts on there, so if you have time check it out!
What kind of art strikes your fancy?


Karen said...

Love this! I'll be sure to visit his site - our next trip we hope to make is Italy, where our ancestors come from. We are buried in snow in Connecticut. Thanks for warming me up! -

Loui♥ said...

his work is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but also so awe inspiring!
thanks for the introduction!!
warmest hugs..

Cindy Whitehead said...

I need to transport myself to this beautiful location - NOW! Take me away!!!

Ms. Givens said...

Wonderful! Wish I was there instead of here where its 12 degrees.
My favorite artist is David Kroll. I own 3 of his signed lithographs.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

I love that! I'll check out his site as well. Thanks for sharing this.

Mimi said...

I have a lot of my own stuff up and a lot of other local artists' things. I really like things with bold colors and striking imagery. Then again, sometimes I am in the mood for subtley. I'm confused. XD

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I love ocean paintings..., in general I'm drawn to beautiful and expansive imagery of seascapes, paintings and photography.

SeaChele said...

Hi Laura, this is beautiful! I love paintings of ships, but I always crave beachscapes this time of year. (especially now that we're buried in 12+ inches of snow here!)

Style Odyssey said...

that is lovely, laura! the colorful buildings are spectacular. and talk about a great image to inspire a trip to italy!

this sounds lame coming from an artist, but i like art that speaks to me on a deep level...something that stirs my soul, surprises me even. i am usually more drawn to abstract/non-representational but there have been many exceptions. for instance, there's a certain figurative painting that i'm all but obsessed with, and i am seriously considering buying it. for media, i mostly appreciate painting (naturally!) and fine photography.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Lovely. Soul waking color!

anita said...

beautiful piece..i am drawn to beach/ocean scenes and colors, but also love bold use of color in modern paintings or in photography. i like pieces that remind me of best memories!

Taylor said...

Hi there! Its been a while since I've visited your blog. I was so pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful village of Vernazza as your most recent post, isn't it so picturesque!? That angle is so gorgeous. I hope to visit the Cinque Terre this summer when I go to Italy! I love this piece of artwork, I'd love to have something like it in my apartment.I love Italian art!

Equipoise said...

Great photos, loved reading too. Thanks for the vacation tip.