affordable art of the week


although i sometimes find it hard to navigate, the treasures that can be found on etsy are really pretty amazing. hand-crafted, high-quality products (pretty much anything you could want!) are available at such reasonable prices. the other day, i came across samantha french’s page of oil paintings and prints.il_570xN.483652007_6hph

since then, i haven’t stopped thinking about how awesome they are, and am loving every work. her work is strangely reminiscent of david hockney, which i also love. her vibrant use of color and the realistic, yet blurred rendering of the swimmers underwater is unbelievable.