Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Another Etsy Discovery: D. Prizzi

I've been downhearted baby
Ever since the day we met
Our love is nothin' but the blues
Baby how blue can you get...


My new favorite artist at etsy is D. Prizzi. While it may have been her blues that first attracted me, it was her skill as an artist that made me fall in love.


Do you not want to gobble up this delectable tart? Is your mouth watering? Look at the light reflected in the berries, that hint of gold around the rim of the plate. Just beautiful.


This painting makes me want to be British and drink more tea.


I love the juxtaposition of colors here. The Granny Smith green with the turquoise of the plate. And that warmth of red beneath. There's a great deal to be said about the composition, too, if I really knew anything about composition. I only know that it looks exactly right.

The artist appears to be quite beautiful, herself. You may see more of her work on her lovely blog.

13 comments:

doanli said...

Oh, I love the blue details in her paintings.

LERMONTOV said...

I love tarts too

countrygirl005 said...

those are really good!

MauritaMason said...

doanli, isn't that blue exquisite? Cobalt is my favorite.

hahaha, Lerm, indeed you do!

Rachel, glad you liked them!

Steve said...

I like the painting within a painting in the teacup one (I guess that's a postcard).

TuesdayPillow said...

I DO want to eat that little tart! Of course I interpreted it as a mini-cheesecake (I LOVE CHEESECAKE)!

I am a sucker for pictures with lots of colour AND pictures of food. I guess I am weird?

MauritaMason said...

Steve, amazing, isn't it? I've always wondered how an artist can be so patient as to put a painting inside a painting.

TP, I don't think that's weird at all. Color makes us feel more alive. Food helps, too.

d. prizzi said...

Maurita.....thanks again for posting my paintings in your blog and for the very kind words from you and your readers:)

MauritaMason said...

D, it was my pleasure!

Simon said...

Yes, my favourite is the one of the cup of tea beside the postcard and the unopened letter.

I have of course written of the importance of food in art, in my Journalspace entry featuring my daring and somewhat provocative photograph of sliced tomatoes on bread. A very underrated artform.

jadedj said...

What a discovery! These are indeed quite nice and I have for sure bookmarked her blog. Thanks for sharing this.

Bridget said...

Yes, I love Donna's work, too, (I'm coming from her site!)she's a great painter, very sensible and inspiring. Her blue and gold are stunning!

MauritaMason said...

Hi, Bridget! Thanks for stopping by my place. It's nice to meet someone else who loves Donna's work!