Portraits of Women Painting from the 1800s

 Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895) Self-Portrait 1885

This blog features a series of portraits of women painters, mostly from the 1800s, like the self-portrait of Morisot shown above.  Do have a look.

Artwork of the Day: Jessie Fair

Fiber art by Jessie Fair

Fiber art by Jessie Fair

In my current fine art work, Growth Series, I explore the meandering travels, patterns and textures of consuming growth. I am drawn to lush environments in which natural foliage has grown to envelop a space. Mosses, lichens and grasses become agents of transformation; they cover the surface like a blanket and seem to radiate with life.

—  Jessie Fair

Read more here about the work of Jessie Fair.

Jessie Fair’s website is here.

Artwork of the Day: Shelby McQuilkin

“Arrival” , oil by Shelby McQuilkin.

When this came up on Twitter I saw only the bottom half of it, which I really like as an abstract composition.

Check out the original post on Shelby McQuilkin’s blog.

New painting in progress: Louise’s painting

Louise's painting, as yet untitled, by M.K. Hajdin

Louise’s painting, as yet untitled, by M.K. Hajdin

I have a smallish square canvas handy which I decided to put to good use as a painting for my Twitter friend and fellow feminist @LeStewpot. Running low on supplies but I’ll keep going until all my paints run out.