Friday, 20 June 2014

Artist Inspo: Van Gogh

Today's artist inspiration comes from Van Gogh - Almond Blossom (1890). We do enjoy a good floral design, so this painting was begging to be turned into nail art. I just love the rich blue background framing the delicate blossom tree. I'm not 100% sure I did it justice, but I'll let you judge for yourself.
 
Almond Blossom (1890)


I used all Barry M products to create this mani, three earthy tones and a bright bright blue! The green is Key Lime, brown is Mushroom, blue is Malibu* and the yellow is Lemon Ice Cream. My black nail art pen is about to run out, which is a disaster, but actually helped get the thin lines and detailing I needed for this design! 


As I said, I'm not sure my attempt really does the original justice, but it is a different take on our usual florals. I wouldn't have thought to use such a bright background, but it works really well. This design reminds me of long summer days and clear blue skies, heaven!

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6 comments

  1. I love these! I love blossom trees and your nails look just like the painting! Malibu is the perfect background too! I think the outlines look great as they are even though your black nail art pen almost ran out - it looks like littlle brush strokes! :)

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    1. Thank you! Malibu is a great colour. We will definitely be using it in some more posts as it's so pretty. Little brush strokes eh? Maybe we'll try this kind of thing again when our next pen runs out. E&J.xx

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  2. What a great idea! That's a beautiful painting and beautiful nails :) x

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    1. Thanks Emily! It IS a beautiful painting. We love Van Gogh and this is one of his lesser known pictures so we were glad to have come across it. E&J.xx

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  3. These are great, what a beautiful painting, too! Love your artist inspo posts!

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    1. Thank you! Expect to see more artist inspo posts in the near future - we love that so many of our readers are art fans like us. E&J.xx

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