by Grace Bonney FACEBOOK TWITTER PINTEREST matte stephens has some great new, affordable, pieces up at etsy today. there are prints for $35 and $60 and some gorgeous original gauche paintings for $350. click here to check them out. [thanks, matte!] ps: click here for more guest blog posts from christine chitnis- and her delicious recipe for berry crumble! nichole says: September 26, 2008 at 10:28 am Matte’s work is so fun. I bought a few for my son’s bedroom – cheerful and bright. Reply ellen says: September 26, 2008 at 11:10 am so sweet, I love the cyclist! Reply Lisa says: September 26, 2008 at 11:53 am Oh man! I absolutely adore these prints! I can just picture them in my bedroom! Thanks for letting me know about this great and talented artist :) Reply Rachel says: September 26, 2008 at 12:10 pm genius Reply Matte Stephens says: September 26, 2008 at 12:23 pm Wow! Thank you so much for the nice comments! :) Reply Lin says: September 26, 2008 at 1:06 pm His work is great and if you are anywhere Portsmouth, NH he is having a show with the very talented Jen Judd-McGee (of Swallowfield) at Nahcotta starting October 1st! Reply Kate says: September 26, 2008 at 2:25 pm Great stuff, super cute & playful! But I think they’re probably painted with guache, an opaque watercolor paint, rather than gauche, which is just plain tacky. Reply jason says: September 26, 2008 at 2:29 pm I have been a long time fan of Matte’s work and love that he has just come out with all of these wonderful new prints. I think it’s wonderful that such an amazing artist continues to make – along with his bigger works, smaller and affordable pieces! Thanks Matte! Reply Matte Stephens says: September 26, 2008 at 3:26 pm Its Gouache :) The definition of guache was funny :) Reply Lilla Rogers says: September 26, 2008 at 3:52 pm Great work, Matte! — your agent, Lilla Reply danielle says: September 26, 2008 at 4:21 pm Love your work Matte! Reminds me of how much I enjoyed hearing you speak at Velocity in Seattle earlier this year! Reply vivienne strauss says: September 26, 2008 at 5:11 pm that’s me on the bicycle, the “real Vivienne” :) Reply annkent says: September 27, 2008 at 5:56 pm I totally adore Matte’s work. It so has a touch of Mary Blair! Reply Matte Stephens says: September 27, 2008 at 10:59 pm Thanks annkent! I like Mary Blair. I’m a huge fan of Ben Shahn ,Paul Klee , Vintage french magazines,Gnomes, Vintage volvo 122s wagons from the 60’s, The Atomium, Timberline Lodge,I find something new to love about the 40’s 50’s 60’s everyday. Thanks Lilla and Danielle! Reply holly says: September 28, 2008 at 3:38 pm Can’t help smile when I look at these. Love the colors- the third one looks like a modern day jack kerouac to me….Thanks again! Reply jackie says: September 29, 2008 at 9:47 am love the new work matte! so awesome! Reply LEAVE A COMMENT Cancel reply Comment Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.