picture this: summer vibes.
by victoria comment

5/9/19

1930's diving painting by Onchi Kôshirô. / sfgirlbybay

my gosh, it’s mighty chilly here in los angles today, and i’m hankering for summer to officially arrive and warm up around here already! so this week’s picture this is all about those summer vibes: surfboards and swimsuits, beach scenes and skaters. it’s interesting because while some of this artwork is from days long gone by — like the 1930’s diving painting above by Onchi Kôshirô, others are more contemporary like photo prints by artist max wanger and paintings by lisa golightly, and yet they all seemingly flow quite nicely together and have a sense of nostalgia no matter when they were  created. i guess we’ve been swimming and enjoying time by the seaside for as long as one can remember.

swimmers on blue canvas artwork. / sfgirlbybay

vintage black and white photo of woman in swimsuit. / sfgirlbybay

photograph of surfers in water. / sfgirlbybay

picture this: summer inspired artwork. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: The Surfboard Encyclopedic art Print from uncommon goods; wear it party by Berlin-based illustrator and designer, Cristóbal Schmal; deus slidetober by british illustrator Stevie Gee; Photographer Hugh Holland’s skate culture photos via i.d. vice; on faith art print by lisa golightly from kiki and polly; Prewar Surfing Photographs book by Don James; Margaret Killgallen’s surfer from half gallery; Swimming Poster print from encore print society; Isabelle Feliu art prints from society6; blue bather art print by lisa golightly from kiki and polly; sailboat oil and encaustic print by jhina alvarado; (below) Como art print by max wanger.

photograph of seaside swimming pool. / sfgirlbybay

sea maidens giclée print by kate pugsley. / sfgirlbybay

rodin drawing from the Musée Rodin in Paris. / sfgirlbybay

Sidney-based artist Sally West beach studies oil painting. / sfgirlbybay

Rheia Acrylic on framed canvas painting by Whitney Castro from serena & lily. / sfgirlbybay

Waikiki No. 4 art print by max wanger. / sfgirlbybay

swimmer in bathing caps print series from lucy snowe photography. / sfgirlbybay

• all other credits in order of appearance: diving by Onchi Kôshirô/a> 1932, woodblock print, ink and color on paper; swimmers art print by Elisabeth Dunker from fine little day; lounging on the beach oil and encaustic print by jhina alvarado; Waiting photo print by Ian Baguskas from 20×200; sea maidens giclée print by kate pugsley; rodin drawing from the Musée Rodin in Paris; Sidney-based artist Sally West beach studies oil painting; Rheia Acrylic on framed canvas painting by Whitney Castro from serena & lily; Waikiki No. 4 art print by max wanger; swimmer in bathing caps print series from lucy snowe photography

Edward McGowan Edinburgh based illustrator

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