Who is the Gallery of Friends?
A community of Instagram artist friends who like to promote each other. But it is also a virtual gallery show casing art of its members.
What is our goal?
To promote each other’s work as well as communication and collaboration between the members of the Gallery of Friends.
How does this work?
Each month, members of the Gallery of Friends can submit 2 or more pieces of art they want showcased and include a little backstory of the pieces. Then the community will pick out their favorite for each artist. Those go into that month’s exhibition.
Current Month’s Artworks
These will be released / updated after the 15th of each month. Please scroll down to read more details about the artists and each piece of art.
Title: Personification of Nature
Artist: Laura Bacher
This piece was done for a challenge hosted by @artfulbeast. This character is a representation of Nature. I added her a big smile, in order to celebrate Nature’s ability to accept any disaster, any wound that we create as humans. She’s resilient and forgiving.
Artist: Terangpi K
I have struggled quite a bit to find my own signature style. Over the years I have experimented with quite a few styles and they often turn out to be an imitation rather than my own creation. Suddenly, a few weeks ago, this came effortlessly !
Sometimes when I am too overwhelmed by everything, I like to imagine that I am standing on a hill and watching the sun set and the wind is blowing. I close my eyes and I can feel the taste of the wind. This is what the picture is.
▪Let me introduce you my original character named “Keanu”. He’s Hawaiian descent.
(▪Did you know? In Polynesian culture, wearing a flower in the hair on the left side means that the person is taken.)
▪With this drawing I wanted to offer you sweetness, love, warmth, abundance, inspired by tropical flowers. A sweet extension of summer…
Inktober Day 3.
Woohoo! Day three-checked.
I don’t know if I’m enthusiastic because it’s just the beginning of the Inktober and excitement is still flowing or is it because of the super inspiring prompt list that makes me wanna paint more and more. I am good either way.
I’m so proud of this one, because it’s not something I usually do. Although there’s a track of the forest, I still painted the waterfall, these rocks, crystals.. so fun!!
Title: Fading Dandelion
Artist: Cristina Kramp
Other Links: Artwork in Shop
Fading Dandelion, is about the fleeting nature of time. Notice where the higher contrast is? The present, what still is. It is a play of contrast between geometric and organic, warm vs. cool, and between sharp and soft.
Artist: Sarah Granville
here’s a hedgehog that I reckon will survive the winter 😂 lockdown weight issues; I know how he feels 🙄. Anyway an autumnal feel for this guy as we head into October. I painted him A3 size on Daler and Rowney paper. Not loving the paper tbh. It buckles badly when drenched with water. I’m sticking to my favourite #saunderswaterford by @st_cuthberts_mill or Arches (£££) 😬 well you just get a better result with good materials.
Title: Save kiwi month 2020, baby kiwi
Artist: Helen Page
While researching these gentle flightless birds, I learnt so much from @kiwisforkiwi
They are a community led & Maori led conservation project. To take kiwi from endangered to everywhere.
Catching wild kiwis & attaching transmitters, they are able to find laid eggs.
Lifting the egg & placing in secure hatching facilities, they care for them until approx 3 weeks old & ready for release.
They release them to predator free islands or fully fenced mainland sites such as @pukahanz and @sanctuary_mountain
Areas where predators are controlled, 50 -60% chicks survive whereas in areas without control, 95% chicks die before adulthood.
This painting is inspired by a photo by Tara @mouse.photo who has an incredible job of working with these beautiful birds.
I am lucky to have friends in New Zealand so have experienced this amazing country. It wouldn’t make any difference as the people are some of the most genuine friendly folk so get out there. It is a unique country with diverse wildlife that needs protecting!
Title: Paleine the dryad
Other Links: Patreon
“Paleine, the dryad, lived in perfect harmony with the forest. She was the life of the forest, all the animals and plants benefited from her vitality and as long as Paleine was happy and content, the forest would thrive.”
My second prompt for 2020’s Inktober
Title: Frank and the Red Admiral
Artist: Julie Peterson Shea
Other Links: Artist Website
On a lovely day Frank made a new friend as he enjoys the sunshine and light breeze.
The mandala-like background was inspired by the idea of time. Moon cycles, a clock, the stages of life are all in my thoughts when I see this motif and with the passage of time it is important to remember that it’s the little things that make each day special.
Title: Blue Coffee Shop
Artist: Maria Gehrke
Other Links: Artist Website
A little coffee related watercolor scene I painted to be hung in a café.
The café is actually part of a new play café that another mom from my daughter’s school just opened: @bugandgooseplaycafe
(Check them out)
I hope their guests will enjoy it while having a coffee and watching their children play.
For this one I went a little more daring on the colors than on the shapes. I wanted to take into account some colors I had seen on the photos of the play cafe. So I decided on yellow and blue. I also made all the bright light reflections yellow. And the last bold (for me) move was to add purple into the mix for some shadows.
The last picture is the sketch I made beforehand to figure out the colors.
What do you think? Would you love looking at it while sipping your coffee?
Title: Cherry Blossoms
Artist: Eesha Hariramani
Other Links: Etsy Shop
《Digital Print now available at my Etsy Shop》
Its very much the fall 🍂🍁 season, i know 😁 but here I am with these beautiful pink cherry blossoms! Their soft pink color is so soothing and calming and dreamy💕
Hope I get to to visit Japan someday so i could feel these sakuras for real 😍
Have a Good Day🌸🌸
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