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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fireworks on the Water, Picnics and Hanging Out in the Park


The fourth of July is fast approaching so today the marvelous (and topical) pastel illustration work by Vivienne Flesher is our subject de jour. Her narratives are timeless, lyrical, and evocative and her line work is painterly and gestural. Need I say more? Her application of color is sumptuously layered achieving a dream-like quality to her illustrations. She layers lavish, complex and muted hues that gather together in islands, surrounded by lush pools of more unexpected color juxtapositions I can get lost in. To read an interview in 3x3 (a great illustration resource by the way) or to see more of her work, check out the website she shares with her husband, Ward Schumaker. We'll save his work for another day — it's equally engaging.