Rainy Day Art

14 Nov

There’s just something romantic about a rainy day, isn’t there?

Rain boots, rain coats, bright umbrellas – I love it. And the best part is getting to pop in somewhere warm to watch the raindrops hit the window – preferably with something warm to drink and a big fuzzy blanket.

Lately I’ve found myself drawn to art that evokes a good rainy day feeling.

First up, this beautiful art by Kathryn Trotter. It’s mesmerizing, isn’t it?

Dancing in the Rain 2, Kathryn Trotter

After some Googling, I discovered Kathryn’s a Southern girl! She’s from Mississippi and she lives in Atlanta. Check out her website – her work really is stunning. So many pieces to warm up  a home.

Next, this image just kind of sums up Paris doesn’t it? (in my never-been-to-Paris mind, anyway)

This is famous violin/cellist Maurice Baquet, photographed in 1957 by Robert Doisneau. Baquet is protecting his cello from the rain and, of course, a painter is hard at work on a canvas in the background.

I think this photograph would look beautiful in the home of a musician, or any artist who understands the need to protect their passion.

And then there’s just the beauty of umbrellas.

I found this one on Pinterest via a Tumblr blog, but as is so often the case with Tumblr, I can’t track down the artist. Any leads?

I love the whimsical feeling it evokes. It’d be a great pop of color in a playroom or nursery – so playful.

Maybe rainy days are fun because umbrellas make you feel like you’re in your own little world.

will davidson

Will Davidson photo in Harper's Bazaar Austrailia, 2010

And then there are just the rain drops themselves. So pretty. This lovely photo is from The Colours of Life on Etsy.

Rain Drops

"Rain Drops" by The Colours of Life on Etsy

Doesn’t this remind  you of watching rain drops “race” down windows as a kid? (Or was that just me?)

If you follow me on Pinterest, you can check out all the rainy goodness I have pinned there on my Pretty Things board.

Anyone else feeling a good rainy day? Is there a certain mood you’re drawn to in art or in home decor?

7 Responses to “Rainy Day Art”

  1. Viviane November 14, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    Thanks for showing my work on your blog! Thanks
    you are so sweet!

    • Katie November 14, 2011 at 9:00 am #

      You’re so welcome Viviane. Beautiful stuff!

  2. Linda November 14, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    Katie love the art work especially Kathryn Trotter – miscellaneous (Dancing). I saw that somewhere long ago and didn’t know who the artist was. Love the blog

  3. Leslie November 14, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Those are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Katie November 14, 2011 at 11:59 am #

      Glad you enjoyed the post, Leslie! Thanks for the comment.

  4. Abby T November 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    The girl in the rain by Kathryn Trotter reminds me of you!!! Gorgeous picture.

    • Katie November 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

      How sweet, Abby! I wish! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: