If you read this blog frequently, you've probably noticed that I'm very partial to painting as an artistic medium. Having been trained primarily as a painter during my undergraduate studies, I have a deep understanding and appreciation for the use of paint on canvas. I'm of the opinion that painting techniques can be applied to almost any area of life, the most obvious being personal style. [Click images to enlarge.]
If I had to describe my wardrobe in one word, it would be "painterly". I enjoy the contrast between colors and textures, and arranging a composition out of multiple elements. I like to think of each outfit as a work of art!
This outfit is unmistakably painting-inspired, due to the print of the tunic. The bold primaries and visible brushstroke print evoke some of my favorite paintings which literally take the action of painting itself as their subject.
Joan Mitchell, Yves.
A very active De Kooning.
Lichtenstein's graphic take on the painter's mark.
I also wore this tunic/sweater combination in my first ever outfit post on Artfully Awear.
This is my second favorite pair of boots. My favorite green engineer boots have not yet made it onto the blog which is quite a travesty!
I'm wearing a Moth sweater from Anthropologie, Blue Tassel tunic, DKNY leggings, and Franco Sarto boots.
[painting images from stevenalexanderjournal.blospot.com, xradiograph.com, and mikeettner.com, respectively.]