10 Incredible Works of Art from Summer 2017 Shared on Instagram

‘Summer loving had me a blast. Summer loving happened so fast…’

I don’t know about you, but the end of August feels like the end of summer to me — even though fall doesn’t officially take off until Sept. 22. Don’t get me wrong, I love all things fall, from pumpkin spiced lattes to rocking some flannels and leggings. But, I want to hold on to that summer feeling just a bit longer.

In case you are singing the end of summer blues, too, here are some of the best of the best “summer feeling” art I stumbled upon via Instagram. Enjoy!

Day Dreaming

The bright colors used in this poppy-filled painting are speaking to my love of being outdoors in summer. I want to find this patch of poppies, lay down in it with a book and waste away a warm summer day.

Whale Watching

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I could just wail right now over how stinkin’ cute these little baby watercolor whales are! This is also a great example of how simple paintings can still have a huge impact on the viewer.

Riding the Wave

I wouldn’t mind finding this path and jumping right into these splendid waves right now. I can almost smell the ocean water and feel the breeze leaving tangles through my hair now!

Losing Track of Time

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I want this artwork on my wall right now. The simple subject, bursts of color and bold marks just work so well together. It reminds me of taking a spontaneous summer day trip in hopes of discovering a new place and losing track of time.

Beach Bumming It

Because it just wouldn’t be a summer roundup if there wasn’t at least one (or a few) beach scene in the mix! This reminds me of taking a summer family vacation to the beach … at the same time everyone else decided to take a family vacation, too. Crowded as it got, it was always a good time!

Chillin’ at the Cook Out

We’ve all done it … packed our paper plates at a cookout so full with yummy treats we get a little confused as to what exactly we are eating. And, if you say you haven’t you either have a very strong willpower, or you might be telling a little fib. Anyway, this awesome abstract hamburger art reminds me of exactly that, and I am loving every single bit of it!

Getting Lost at Sea … But Happy About it

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OK, I know there have been a few seascapes so far in this roundup, but I just can’t get enough of them! And the vibrancy of this incredible oil painting just has to be celebrated! I want to jump into that boat and let the water slowly pull me away from shore. What’s more, @mgart7 titled this beauty “Summer.” Just perfect.

I Do Scream for Ice Cream

Ice cream just has to be included in the best of the best of summer, and this remarkable still life looks so good I can almost taste its cold sweetness.

Casting Shade

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With the blazing sun during hot summer days, sunglasses are a must. And these shades are not just a necessity for eye protection but for earning some serious style points, too!

Taking a Trip to Paradise

I feel like this illustration is a perfect mix of all things paradise. And I really want to be enjoying whatever is in that coconut cup right now — with a flamingo by my side, of course.

More Summer Art Shoutouts

I just couldn’t stop at 10. So here are five more incredible works of summer-loving art:

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What’s your favorite art that reminds you of summer? Tell us in the comments!

And, be sure to tag @artistsnetwork on Instagram with your art, summer-inspired or not, for a chance to be featured in an upcoming roundup.

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2 thoughts on “10 Incredible Works of Art from Summer 2017 Shared on Instagram

  1. I love the use of the bright colors in some of the paintings. The paintings don’t just ‘sit’, but seem to come alive with the movement or suggestion of movement with the flowers and ocean scenes. Thank you for posting them.