Winter Frozen Landscape

My latest work is a landscape inspired by winter.

Winter blue silver abstract
Winter blue silver abstract
Winter blue silver abstract
Winter blue silver abstract
Winter blue silver abstract
Winter blue silver abstract
Winter blue silver abstract
Winter blue silver abstract
Winter blue silver abstract
Winter blue silver abstract

I created this acrylic on abstract in my usual style. Using pouring and splatter techniques to spread paint on my canvas, I was able to create an abstract winter wonderland.

I used various shades of blue, white and silver to complete this piece. Ultimately it is an homage to the month of December, which is my favourite time of year.

My birthday is this month, and I am firmly in my thirties now. I am excited about life, and feel so eager to see what comes next. I want to further my artistic practice, and I still believe that art can help to heal the pain we all carry. I encourage all of you to keep trying new things, and to be kind to others.

I hope you have a great Monday, and thanks for stopping by.

-S

Textured acrylic in abstract portrait style

Title: Rock Slide, 2019. Stephanie Konu

My latest work is so difficult to describe.

To me: it is an abstract scene of a green field sloping upward against a backdrop of a glacier. Sunrays are shining against the hilltop which is pictured in the heart of the piece.

There are raised areas that create texture where multiple colours intersect. This intersection is pictured above. I love how the yellow field has these “legs” that creep into other colours without merging and losing vibrancy.

I like seeing that in my work! It makes me feel confident that I can repeat my style of painting across various conditions. I imagine being invited to Portugal for a month to paint large works for a private collection. I would paint 7 hours a day and do 50 pieces. The client would hang my artwork in a castle near the Mediterranean Sea…

Ah dreams take us away, don’t they?

For the time being, I will share my artwork with you.

Rock slide abstract painting by Stephanie Konu blue, violet, grey, silver
Rock slide abstract painting by Stephanie Konu
Rock slide abstract painting by Stephanie Konu blue, violet, grey, silver
Rock slide abstract painting by Stephanie Konu

It is an interesting piece. There are reflective fields where I used metallic paint, as well as iridescent violet embossing powder. I will take further photos of it as time goes by, (if it stays in my posession).

Thank you for stopping by to check out my work.

-S

Acrylic Ocean abstract

My latest work is a 2 piece set that mimics a landscape scene of an ocean. In the lower corner the gold sun sets over the horizon like a jewel.

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Ocean splash acrylic on canvas blue black grey and gold metal
Ocean splash acrylic on canvas
Blue grey black ocean splash abstract by Stephanie Konu
Ocean splash acrylic on canvas close up by Stephanie Konu

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Ocean splash acrylic on canvas
Ocean splash acrylic on canvas 2 of 2
Ocean splash acrylic on canvas Stephanie Konu 2 of 2
Ocean splash acrylic on canvas 2 of 2

There are quite a few layers of paint that went into the creation of this two piece set.

I recreated the setup many times to achieve this scene that is filled with swirls and paint pouring. I can remember what I was thinking about when I created this, and I can see lots of drama hidden in the way the colours play against each other.

Perhaps these would look better in simple black frames, hung on the wall of a powder room.

Thank you for stopping by,

-S

Tips For Success in Blog writing #7 on best reads list

My latest publication: “Tips For Success in Blog Writing” is an instant hit.

I wrote this publication to help prospective bloggers to start the blog they have always dreamed of.

In this free ebook offer tips and tricks to get over that first hump of beginning the process.

I show readers that they have the potential do the things they really love, by planning ahead.

This week I am happy to announce that “Tips For Success In Blog Writing” has made it to #7 on BookAuthority.com’s list of 2019’s Best Books to Read About Blogging.

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Book authority.org review of Tips for success in blog writing by Stephanie Konu
Book authority.org review of Tips for success in blog writing by Stephanie Konu

I am very happy to have made this ebook and am so pleased to know that it is being enjoyed by others.

Thank you for visiting and come back soon for more educational content!

-S

Coming Soon- Free Short Story-Romance

Greetings!

I am currently working on a fictional short story that will be posted on the Anieksteph blog for free. It is a romance story about unexpected love, taking place in Toronto, Canada.

 

 

I Remember you Title Cover

I hope you get the opportunity to download the free story which will be available next week. You can read a sneak peak of it below:

 

I remember you…

Once upon a time I thought I would be a great artist, and world traveller. Unfortunately for me, I never warmed up to airplane travel, and felt better with my feet on the ground. I tried to travel by boat, yet even the overwhelming feeling of being surrounded by water was too much to overcome. I thought that I might drown just from breathing the air. Or that being on a boat could result in a wave cascading over us and obliterating everyone on board into nothing.

So I stayed on land.

Traveling by car or bus was to be the only viable way to travel for me; but the traffic and pollution suffocated me in my small Toronto neighbourhood. Any trip on a motorized vehicle seemed to take ages. A bus made too many stops. A private car or taxi was too constricting; and even motorcycles had their dangers that made them impossible to depend on. And so, I would ride my bike to anywhere I needed to go. When I wanted to travel, I would organize a ride share, hop on a train, or pick up a book and visit the desired destination mentally.

I worked nearby at a government building pushing pens and paper from one side of my desk to another each day from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. I didn’t literally push items around my desk, but that is the way working for the government feels. At the end of any given week, I feel as though the only difference I made was in the moving of the items on my desk from one end to the other. Nothing changes when you work hard in a government job. No real rewards are granted- and unless your goal is to dig yourself deeper into the proverbial bullshit, (buying and moving up the chain into management): you must find a way to survive. You need to make your existence about something else other than work.

My life was supposed to be different. I was supposed to be an artist, but none of it was in the cards of lady luck for me. My day to day life until now has been filed with work, being at home, and artistry. I am hopelessly single, and have no prospect for oncoming romances unless I am blindsided by a stranger who probably doesn’t exist.

 

 

 

 

Check back next week to read the entire short story.

Thank you for visiting, and come again soon.

 

-S

 

 

 

Adult colouring pages

Greetings,

My latest ebook is an adult colouring book featuring women of colour as the subjects. Using the line work derived from my sketches, I compiled the work into a pdf, and called it “Gorgeous Women of Colour”

 

thumbnailGorgeous Women of Colour Cover

Although this ebook is available on Etsy, I have made it specially available for visitors of the anieksteph blog for free. Click the image above to link to the download. There is no password on the file, so feel free to enjoy as you desire.

 

The link will also be available at the top of the page on the home tool bar.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

-S