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 September 26th, 2008 Matte’s work is so fun. I bought a few for my son’s bedroom – cheerful and bright. ellen September 26th, 2008 so sweet, I love the cyclist! Lisa September 26th, 2008 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 :) Rachel September 26th, 2008 genius Matte Stephens September 26th, 2008 Wow! Thank you so much for the nice comments! :) Lin September 26th, 2008 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! Kate September 26th, 2008 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. jason September 26th, 2008 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! Matte Stephens September 26th, 2008 Its Gouache :) The definition of guache was funny :) Lilla Rogers September 26th, 2008 Great work, Matte! — your agent, Lilla danielle September 26th, 2008 Love your work Matte! Reminds me of how much I enjoyed hearing you speak at Velocity in Seattle earlier this year! vivienne strauss September 26th, 2008 that’s me on the bicycle, the “real Vivienne” :) annkent September 27th, 2008 I totally adore Matte’s work. It so has a touch of Mary Blair! Matte Stephens September 27th, 2008 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! holly September 28th, 2008 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! jackie September 29th, 2008 love the new work matte! so awesome! LEAVE A COMMENT Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business.