Thursday, March 24, 2011

Art + Interiors: The Deep Blue Sea [Colin Pennock]

Good morning everyone! This week we painted a wall in our house a deep turquoise blue and I am reminded of how powerful color can be. The colors that energize me the most are blues and greens, so when I saw artist Colin Pennock's work it was love at first sight...

via Scott Livesey Galleries
I love the way Pennock handles the paint. The brash, definitive strokes in deep blues and bright greens layered heavily on soft warm foundations is genius. They give the floating feeling of being underwater and staring up towards the daylight. This is the kind of work I truly never tire of.

chandelier via 1st dibs, mirror via wisteria, pillow via crate & barrel, end table via wisteria, chair via south of market, books via wisteria, pillow via zara home, console table via Terrain

The same way Pennock layers his paintings, I love a mix of boldly saturated pieces with soft textured neutrals. This green chandelier would be absolutely stunning in a grand entryway, and the tall sexy back on this blue velvet chair is killing me (in such a good way)...Enjoy!


  1. I have never been a fan of blues until recently. I have always loved turquoise, but royal blue, or a baby blue....never fancied me. BUT now a days.... I LOVE! I mean, as desigerners what color is there that we DONT love? This post is great! I love the art!

  2. These are gorgeous! I would love to have one of those hanging in my place. You'll have to show us a photo of your newly painted room!

  3. wow - never been my style, but right now this art and your choices of living with it would bring a wow factor to my wall, room, life!

  4. Pennock's work is brilliant. I can´t believe I didn´t know anything about him. The blue velvet chair can make anybdy fall in love, including me, but I must tell you I saw it once! I travelled to Argentina and I had gotten an apartment rental in Buenos Aires. It came with furniture and a chair very similar to this one was there. I liked it so much that I tried to find out who it was made by and never succeeded!