etsyfindoftheday | BONUS FINDS | 5.12.15

original paintings by elisemahanfineart

oakland-based artist elise creates beautifully-painted nature themes … and i’m in love. the top image reminds me of looking up through the pines at the stars while camping. and the lower image has a more earthbound — but still star-gazing — feel.

‘The Passing of Venus’ (1898). Gouache and metallic paint on cardboard by Edward Burne-Jones (1833–1898). A study for a Morris & Company tapestry. The design was used by Merton Abbey Tapestry Works to weave two tapestries, in 1908 and 1922. The first was destroyed by fire and the second is now at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Image and text courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.