September 4, 2013

colour | 3 – ana kolega

The Beautiful Young Navy by Ana Kolega |

I just got back from a little vacation from both Portugal and Croatia. I will be posting a few snapshots of my trip throughout the next few weeks, but firstly I wanted to share some of the artwork of Ana Kolega. While in Dubrovnik, Croatia, we stumbled upon a little art gallery selling all sorts of art and crafts from local artists. Ana Kolega’s bright canvases caught my eye right away (in particular this one, which I would have purchased if I had had the budget for it).

I have a soft spot for thick brush stokes and loose lines. Her style is sort of kiddish and the colour combinations are so alive. Besides her signature each painting also has a title sketched onto the artwork in croatian scribbly first-grader-style. Handwritten type is always a bonus, it adds so much extra character!

Artwork by Ana Kolega |

On our last day in Dubrovnik we went back to the little gallery and bought these postcards. I would have loved to have bought one of her original prints, maybe next time. For now this is plenty of colour inspiration for me!

Ana Kolega’s site¬†is in croatian and not the easiest to navigate. Unfortunately all of the artwork on her site is watermarked and kind of small but I do suggest you look through the pages and scan her different categories. If you’re like me and don’t speak croatian it’s like a little adventure as you click throughout without knowing what you’ll see :p

The Women and Children on the Shore waiting for Ships by Ana Kolega |


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September 4, 2013


Love that last painting, the colours and composition are really lovely! Hope you had an amazing time, from your instagrams it looked gorgeous!

The last one is one of my favourites too! I love that blue sky. And yes, my vacation was amazing. Thanks for following along on instagram :)

I loveee all this colors! Often when I’ll be designing something, this is just what I do for color inspiration! Going to have to pin these…! xox

I sometimes find making colour palettes to be to be rather tricky so I like the idea of grabbing a key image for a brand and pulling inspiration directly from it.

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