Vintage sun painting in acrylic

Greetings from the void!

I have been so busy this past month! I launched my Space Art Tees website to bring my artwork to a wider audience with the help of Shopify. It is a print on demand website that allows admirers of my work to purchase T-shirts and boots designed by yours truly.

I fell into it because I found myself wanting more of a challenge than Etsy has offered these past 2 years. I started my Etsy shop in 2014, and it was really strong in the beginning, but for the amount of work involved in the background maintenance (writing copy, taking photos, packing and shipping, going to the post office, etc etc etc) I was not seeing a good ROI (return on investment). Furthermore, Etsy took quite a bit for their cut, and to be brutally honest: if I have to do 80% of the leg work to bring my product to a customer, then I should see 80% of the returns.

Besides, my passion has alway been to create! Creating beauty is what I want and enjoy spending most of my time on when it comes to my businesses.

..and of course: I love to share my latest projects with you, here on my blog.

My latest work is a gorgeous and understated acrylic on canvas. It depicts a sun that seems to be glowing against a black sky. Rose gold clouds drift upwards and swirl back into themselves.

When I first completed this 6 x 10 inch piece, my initial response was the vintage illustration feel. It reminded me of an illustration one might see in an old car garage or gas station.

It speaks to me like an echo of a memory…something I can’t quite recall. “Vintage” speaks of the past, but not of any specific person’s past. Could I use the term collective consciousness here?

Anyway..

I used many layers to achieve the “glow” of blue around the orange sun, which was essentially part of the underpainting. It has a size that I like to work with as well, since smaller surface area means more risks with techniques/colours. I definitely like the execution of my latest work.

This piece is a dear favorite, and currently hangs unframed in my home.

Thanks for stopping by,

S.

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