Horse Head Nebula Abstract Acrylic

My latest acrylic on canvas is an abstract scene inspired by the Horse Head Nebula.

This piece was very labour intensive, but turned out beautifully. My wish is that I could have made it on a larger canvas.

The lower half of the piece is very captivating for me. The blue field is highlighted by neon green and pearlescent violet.

As the colours surge upward, silver stars form medallions of light in the clouds of space dust. In full light, the mix of colour is highly visible.

The piece is perfectly fitting with my unique and very original style.

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S

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.

Gold, blue and white acrylic

My latest work is entitled: “Father Out Stretch My Hands”. It is an eclecticly blended piece that features navy blue, gold and smoky white.

The abstract image has a “heavenly” feel to it, and reminds me of two hands reaching out over a distance to touch each other. It is not quite as sophisticated as Michaelangelo, but the beauty of art is that what you see is what it is.

I like the meditative aspect of this piece. The swirling texture of acrylic was achieved by using a palette knife to mould the medium rather than my usual pouring technique. There is tranquility emitted in the smokey white clouds as they fly over, and a slight silvery gloss floats over top the gold and navy blue fields.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment and be sure to check out my new clothing line at http://www.spacearttshirts.com.

S

Space Art T-shirts

Happy Black History Month!

I’m happy to announce my latest endeavor:

 

Space Art T-Shirts

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This new website features my eye catching and unique art on various products printed by Printify. My current focus is t-shirts, and I have plans to expand the product line as demand increases.

 

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Please have a look, and feel free to comment on the designs!

-S

 

Shades of green and gold acrylic patterns

My latest piece is one that I think would look sublime on clothing.

Shades of green and yellow dance together in a pattern that is outlined in gold.

There is a whimsical aspect to this piece, and as it speaks to me I sense happiness and life emanating from its surface.

My favourite part of this piece (if I had to settle on one), is the way in which each shade of green blends beautifully without causing too much stark contrast. Even the yellow accent areas are mellow.

This is one of my favourite calming pieces. It reminds me of nature, peace, and serenity.

Thank you for stopping by

S

Black space acrylic with green and silver

My latest piece is entitled “Nights over Algonquin part 2”. It is part of a series I did with a deep-space black background.

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The concept was to create a piece where the colours would jump out and create a sense of excitement.

Neon permanent green flows along the bottom of the piece as the dependable earth cradles us. A sea of blue is nestled within the fields of green as well; but, what I enjoy most about this piece is the sky.

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In my eyes, the gorgeous blendings and splashings of silver, blue, and pearlescent violet against the deep Mars Black background remind me of an surrealistically neon light. The colours are almost alien, yet still emit a feeling of familiarity. The result is an excitement-filled piece that allows me to discover something new to love about it each time I lay my eyes upon it.

Thanks for stopping by,

S.

January Abstracts

My latest piece is warm, golden, azure blue-esque, iridescent and metallic. (The hour that I write this is a very late one, so bear with me.)

This piece is small, yet the impact is big. Deep layers of varying shades of blue act as the backdrop of this work. Looking deeply, one can observe a light sheen of translucent turquoise that has an ever so slight iridescent quality.

The concept of this piece began with a desire to have a richly layered blue foundation for another rich, yet contrasting , metallic gold acrylic pour. I think this piece is another excellent example of the participatory feature of my work. The viewer of the work is the most important decipher-er of what it means. I can tell you what it means to me; however it is only a mere suggestion to the next set of eyes.

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Thanks for stopping by,

 

-S