Last week I was browsing my Google Reader and found where someone had some of his artwork up on their blog…..actually it was a needlework piece featuring his style. I did a quick internet search and was lost for a long time just viewing and enjoying his work…especially his birds.
I ordered a poster of this print titled, The Sierra Range, from the NPS to hang over my filing cabinet. (I just love the Internet.)
Simple things really excite me and the graphic nature of his work makes me want to get out my paints and give it a try myself. If fact, I am thinking of using this style to paint some tile for my kitchen. For a long time I have been mulling over the idea of creating a tile border around the top of the counter. Until now I didn’t have any inspiration but this style of art would fit right in my home; simple, nature oriented, and colorful.
I would love to share more of his images but they are not in the public domain. Do a quick Google image search and enjoy! Charley Harper
I couldn’t end it there and found myself on Amazon.com looking for some more Charley Harper items. There are a few books and calendars on Amazon.com (links below to a few of them) that you might be interested in. I am ordering the 2010 Wall Calendar just so we can enjoy the prints for picture study and you can’t beat the price. The coloring book also hopped into my cart….love the black-line images, think of the possibilities!
Check this website out for images of his work: Charley Harper
Have fun and enjoy! I know I have.
Barb-Harmony Art Mom
Calendar and Coloring Book!
And just for fun: