Once again I am in love with pool paintings. Last Summer, Nina Nolte's underwater paintings managed to get me in the mood for the pool...amazing actually...it can take a lot sometimes : ) This year, I am in love with this series of paintings by Samantha French. When I look at the paintings where the swimmer is about to reach the surface, I can almost feel myself holding my breath. There is pattern and movement in water that we don't even recognize until someone like Samantha French translates them into oil on canvas. LOVE it!
(all images via Honestly WTF. You can visit Samantha French's Etsy store here)