Daily Artsy Paintings Still Life

Fresh Graphics: Kate Mullin

Days are getting shorter, nights are cooler, and kids everywhere are headed back to school.  Summer’s end is near, and as much as I’m looking forward to the arrival of my favorite season, I do hate to see some summer things go!  The bright, happy colors of flowers with their faces turned to the sun never fail to make me smile.  These graphically painted floral still lifes by Charleston artist Kate Mullin just might get me through the coming cold and rainy months.

Sally by Kate Mullin

Sally, oil on canvas, 22×28

Pink & Pink by Kate Mullin

Pink & Pink, oil on canvas, 16×20

Mullins’ use of flattened planes seems to be a deliberate nod to vintage paint-by-numbers ( which I love and have a few of my own in storage! ), but she amps up the modern feel by mixing in bright, saturated color and graphic blacks.

Zinnia Arrangement by Kate Mullin

Zinnia Arrangement, oil on canvas, 24×24

Teal Zinnias by Kate Mullin

Teal Zinnias, oil on canvas, 28×22

Mullins’ bouquets are full of light and life.  They fairly drip with color and vivacity!  The perfect antidote for the coming dreariness. 😉

Coral by Kate Mullin

Coral, oil on canvas, 16×20

Want to see more work by Kate Mullin?  Be sure to check out her website and Facebook page!

All images via the artist’s website.

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  • Wow! I absolutely love Kate’s use of color. Her work is really beautiful.

    • Lesley

      Her palette is definitely a big part of what makes these pieces so successful!