Amanda Wright, a designer of "stylish-y quirky" greeting cards and paper goods at Wit and Whistle in North Carolina, has shared a tutorial on her blog that shows how she created this very cool, pixelated painting.
I'm crazy about it... both the soothing colors and the concept, not to mention I can relate to what she said about doing the actual watercoloring: "I gravitate toward time consuming, monotonous tasks (especially when they provide a beautiful end result), so I thoroughly enjoyed the process."
You really need to see what inspired the painting to completely appreciate it, so yes, I'm foregoing my Fab-Friday-one pic-only mantra.
Amanda was editing photos from a trip to Iceland and mistakenly scaled down an image to just fifteen pixels wide. Truly a lucky accident, she liked what she saw and grabbed her watercolors.
The painting reminds me in the best possible way of the pixelated fabrics, furniture, and fashions of artist/designer Cristian Zuzunaga, whose work I had admired in the NYTimes Style Magazine not an hour before seeing Amanda's post. Kismet!
***Reminder: The Paper Mojo Giveaway for two pounds of decorative and handmade papers ends Monday, the 17th. Two winners; open worldwide.***