Suitcases- Retro Suitcases Ink Illustration

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suitcases retro style illustration

This painting is a new addition to my etsy gallery. Just completed, I used a palette of blues, golds, greens and brown to create a number of different luggage items with a vintage feel. This drawing really reminds me of a luggage hold in one of those old Noir movies, like ‘Strangers on a Train’. I ‘drew’ the cases using a really tiny brush and walnut coloured Sennelier Inks.

I was thinking recently about a drawing I made as a child, which was of an antique store full of old lamps, vintage style furniture etc. I made it with those cool old brush style markers. I was very proud of that drawing! I may yet try to recreate it, but in the mean time it was fun to work on these suitcases. I started off inspired by an old blue case my grandmother had given me when I was a young teenager, and the rest flowed from there

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Custom Four Seasons Survivor Tree Prints

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I wanted to share a new custom project that I have just completed.

This set is a collection which I personalised for the customer with different animals and birds  representing the different seasons.  The original idea was from a previous listing I had made, inspired by The Survivor Tree, a beautiful tree with a great story behind it. The palette we worked from was earth tones- there is a golden caramel colour, a spring green, a coffee brown, and burgundy. For winter we used a snowy owl, for fall a cat, for spring a robin, and for summer a rabbit. This was such a fun project to collaborate on!

These prints are all made from the same original linocut, but then hand painted with detail and also hand-stamped with handmade leaf stamps. I especially like the way that the gold metallic ink on the printed leaves turned out.

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Abstract Paintings in Colour- new works

Abstract ink Painting, Seascape. Emily Boylan

Abstract ink Painting, Seascape 1, detail. Emily Boylan, 2014

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Abstract ink Painting, Seascape 2, detail. Emily Boylan, 2014

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Abstract ink Painting, Seascape. Emily Boylan, 2014

I have been wanting to make more abstract paintings for a while now. I started off with black and white, as I have a certain level of comfort there, but soon began having ideas for colour. I was inspired the the kind of palette you get by the sea at night when it is all lit up. I think I may have been partially inspired by staying in Crystal Cove, a seaside town near Boston. You could see the lights of Boston City across the harbour in the afternoon. There was something very magical about the experience. I took about 200 photographs of the harbour, so I may try to paint from some of those, but these are more about the feeling and experience of lights by the coast.

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New Abstract Monochrome works

Abstract Monochrome by Emily Boylan

Abstract Monochrome by Emily Boylan

stripes2 stripes3Working on some new black and white abstracts for my etsy shop! I love working with black ink, it is one of my favourite materials because it is so versatile. There is something soothing about wondering what an abstract set of shapes like this could represent.

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