My 13-year-old daughter enjoys making watercolor paintings of interiors, first sketching the scene in pencil and then adding color and lighting effects with paint. She was looking for inspiration on the Internet one day and came across the watercolor renderings of rooms by New York artist Mita Corsini Bland. She saved many of the images that she found and shared them with me. I was stunned by how wonderfully intricate and realistic the drawings are and thought you might enjoy seeing some of them.
Here are a couple of Bland’s watercolors of interiors:
Aren’t they beautiful?
Mita Corsini Bland did the illustrations for Brushchwig & Fils’ wallpaper book. Here is an example:
She also illustrated the book Sister Parish Design. Here is an illustration from that book:
Bland has done work for many prominent interior designers, such as Miles Redd and Mario Buatta, and private clients like Michael Bloomberg.
Here’s a rendering she did of one of Tom Scheerer’s design projects:
And here is the actual room:
A few other rooms that Mita Corsini Bland portrayed in watercolors:
Here’s a Mita Corsini Bland painting of a bold living room designed by Alex Papachristidis:
And here’s the actual room by designer Alex Papachristidis:
I find the details and the realism that Mita Corsini Bland’s paintings convey extraordinary, don’t you?
If you would like to learn more about the artist and see more of her interiors and other art work, visit her website.