Naomi Taitz Duffy

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So Like Whatever - acylic painting on wood panel by Naomi Duffy

I’m starting off the blog with this painter. I was initially drawn to her work because as I get back into art-making, I was Pinteresting art I liked and wanted to emulate for warm-up paintings. I’m finding instead of leaping back into art and just winging it, it’s much less of a scary prospect when you can take someone else’s work and use that as a jumping off point.

So Much Depends Upon - acrylic painting on wood panel by artist Naomi Taitz Duffy

Obviously you won’t be copying their work. It’s like every artist does: you are deeply inspired by someone’s work, you resonate with it, and it gives you the direction to make your own personal work.

Naomi Taitz Duffy’s paintings are eye candy for pattern and color-lovers, and I appreciate that she pares her art exploration down to these basics.

Visions and Revisions - mixed media on panel by artists Naomi Taitz Duffy

More of Naomi:

Washington Project for the Arts
Her website
Have fun getting sucked into her Instagram feed. 

Related:

My Pinterest Pattern + Color board

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon – One of my favorite books to recommend to artists.

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