HULA Paints in Abondoned Places from the Side of His Paddleboard

Hawaiian artist and surfer Sean Yoro (aka HULA) has been living in New York. What to do when there are no waves around? He’s been grabbing his paddleboard and using it to access hard to reach places and paint. Yoro has a talent for painting beautiful women, and recently they have been finding their way to the walls of abandoned, water filled places. Their bodies seem to emerge from the quiet waters below.

HOT TEA Invites You to Swim Surrounded by Fields of Color

Minnesota-based street artist HOT TEA has a thing for rainbows. When we last covered his work, he’d yarn bombed the walkway on New York’s Williamsburg Bridge. Now he’s been tasked with bringing new life to the swimming pool on Roosevelt Island, but instead of using his normal yarn, he’s (thankfully) transformed the space with incredibly bright gradients of paint. 120 gallons to be exact.

This Picasso Just Became the Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold

The most expensive painting in the world is no longer Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud, which Christie’s sold for $142.4 million in 2013. An anonymous buyer has just paid an astounding $179.36 million for Pablo Picasso’s 1955 painting Les femmes d’Alger (Version “O”), putting it in top position in the world of very expensive artworks. The painting last sold in 1997 for a paltry $31.9 million.

You’ve Seen Body Painting Before. But Has It Moved?

The distinctive chameleon is known for its ability to change colors, but the lizard featured here is even more changeable than that – this one can become human.

Bodypainting legend Johannes Stötter (previously) has created an incredible moving illusion, using two dextrous models laying atop each other to create the form of a chameleon. Then, in coordinated movements, they slowly walk along a branch – or so it seems.

Artist Decorates Her Face to Look Like De-faced Subway Ads

Any city dweller knows that Subway ads are a magnet for Sharpie graffiti. Sometimes the defaced ads are more fun to look at then the originals. If ads are supposed to be our standard of beauty, then Lydia Cambron is nailing it! The Brooklyn-based designer defaces her own face with cosmetics to replicate some of her favorite subway ad destructions. She calls the ongoing project “Makeup Transit Authority.”

Got Snails? Turn Them Into Artists With This Clever Plan

Remember when Jackson Pollock became totally famous for splashing paint on a canvas? Well these paintings have that kind of flavor with no brushes required. Filthy Wizardy blogger Lindsey has developed a unique spring craft that will have your home looking like a Jackson Pollock gallery and your kids excited about art and nature, while teaching them mindfulness and patience.

Overlapping Worlds: Cinta Vidal’s Unique Paintings Show the Dimensions of Our Lives

Not only do our lives coexist with millions of others on this planet, we also have overlapping dimensions of our own lives. From work, to family, core relationships, ambitions, and passions, we have many different realities swirling around us. Painter Cinta Vidal Agulló attempts to express this sentiment in her gravity-defying paintings. The Barcelona-based artist uses acrylic paint on wooden panels to create scenes that show the intersection of multiple experiences. Like a colorful, more lively 3D rendition of M.C. Escher’s House of Stairs, the paintings entertain the brain and understanding her purpose opens the mind for philosophical pondering.

Large-Scale Art Done Entirely by Roller Skate

Chinese artist Tian Haisu wanted to do something a bit different than the traditional painting she had been doing since she was 3 years old. So she put on some some rollerskates, dipped them in paint, and got to work. Now, she might be considered the world’s first roller-skating artist.

Make Up Artist Transforms Her Face Into Famous Album Art

While some women have trouble creating a “smoky-eye” effect on their own face, Natalie Sharp can transform her face into works of art. In this case, it’s album art. In her latest collection, she has used her own face as the canvas for eleven awesome album covers. She captures every detail of the originals even though her surface (face) is not flat. From Nirvana to Bjork and Peter Gabriel, her face is an album cover replica.

Artist With Synesthesia Paints Music The Way She Sees It

The world is very different for those with synesthesia, but arguably much more beautiful. With colors and texture swirling around her mind when she hears music, synesthete Melissa McCracken invites us into her fascinating brain with this series of musical paintings. While she listens to songs, she expresses the way she sees them with acrylic paints. Based in Kansas City, MO McCracken allows her brain to interpret her favorite songs while her hand puts them to canvas.