Gold relief painting in acrylic

My latest work is an acrylic relief painting that is heavy in texture. There is so much texture that my work is part sculpture, as the object emerges from the canvas surface.

An acrylic texture relief painting Epsilon in gold texture with black background. Saturn like ring around planet.

The concept follows the theme of my last few pieces; which is to show singular symbols against a black background. As the golden image floats through the darkness, it is representative of an echo from unknown depths coming outward. I say “echo” because it is difficult to determine what becomes of a feeling or thought once it is released into the universe. Perhaps on some level (collective consciousness, spiritual, or what have you), we communicate with symbols that carry deep personal meanings.

An acrylic texture relief painting Epsilon in gold texture with black backgroundAn acrylic texture relief painting Epsilon in gold texture with black background

Upon looking closer, one can detect the relief caused by the use of texture. Using my palate knife, I sculpted the division of the planet’s rings from the body of the sphere. It was also difficult to make a decision as to whether or not it was proper to paint black lines to further divide the rings from the planet.

An acrylic texture relief painting Epsilon in gold texture with black background

If I could change anything about this piece, it would be the unevenness caused by the division of the planet’s ring against the sphere body of the planet. I find it distracting.

When naming this piece, I wanted to avoid the obvious choice by calling it “Saturn”. To accomplish this, I researched other planets in our solar system with rings and learned that the planet Uranus has rings! The brightest of the 13 rings of Uranus is named Epsilon, and so voila!; the name of this golden planetoid painting was chosen.

An acrylic texture relief painting Epsilon in gold texture with black background Saturn ring planet

This last shot is altered; brightness levels have been reduced, while contrast has been increased. This allows the blackness of the background to really offset the gold multi faceted sphere surface and it’s rings.

This design is also available on many items printed on demand at www.spacearttshirts.com. Thank you for stopping by.

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Space Art T-shirt: Neptune’s Trident

Greetings!

I have great news: my newest artwork is now featured on original clothing at www.Spacearttshirts.com.

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Unisex Gold Angles T-Shirt by Spacearttshirts.com

In an earlier post, I talked about my new offering of prints; and those are also still available by clicking here.

These designs are possible through the use of Print on Demand services. They don’t exist until customers order it. When ordered: the design is printed and sewn in Michigan, USA by a print on demand fulfillment service, and sent out to the happy customer.

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Neptune’s Trident Design on Skater Dress Spacearttshirts

As a result of this Eco-friendly (and considerably much more sustainable) process, it takes a little extra time for each customer to receive their item. When I ordered my Space Dolls tee, it took 5 business days from making the order to getting it in the mail.

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I have many other designs on their way! Thank you for visiting and check back soon for more.

 

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Epsilon 3D Pattern Canvas Gallery Wrap Print

 

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Epsilon Gallery wrapped canvas print

Current price: $25 CDN with free shipping to Canada and the United States.

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This piece is inspired by the little known rings of Uranus. Discovered in 1977 by scientists Elliot, Dunham, and Mink; the planet Uranus has a system of 13 rings. The brightest ring is known as Epsilon. A perfect addition to every room! This standard canvas is a finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail.

.: Printed on a natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% Cotton fabric with 400gsm standard
.: Wooden frame made from wooden stretcher pieces to improve the tension of the canvas after the printing
.: High image quality and detail ensures that the canvas will live for generations
.: For indoor use; pre-installed hanging hardware is built into the frame.
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Images of original artwork.

Thank you for stopping by and for supporting Canadian artists.

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What is new?

I am excited to announce that I will now be offering prints of my artwork here on my blog!

At the top of the page (in the navigation bar) is a link that reads: “Purchase My Prints”. When you click that link you will see links to prints of my artwork that are for sale. With the awesome power of Shopify and my friends at Printify, you can have a beautiful print of my very original artwork sent to you with free shipping.

Thanks for supporting me, and be sure to check back for new posts soon!

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“Homonym” Square Framed Premium Gallery Wrap Canvas

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Fall into Homonym.

Current price: $50 CDN with free shipping to Canada and the United States.

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The top of the piece is an abstract setting of the sun cascading over water that is becoming increasingly rough. There are wisps of grey storm clouds co-mingling with the sun- perhaps to ultimately overpower it. This work of art is currently on display in the dining room of the Legislative Building at Queen’s Park, Toronto, Canada.

Walls can display one’s personality! These canvas with high quality print will always look as tight and flat as the day they were made. Every frame is built with a solid face to support the canvas and prevent deforming.

.: 100% Cotton fabric Printed on a natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag with 400gsm standard
.: Recycled plastic frame
.: High image quality and detail ensures that the canvas will live for generations
.: For indoor use; pre-installed hanging hardware is built into the frame, along with felt protective bumpers. The hanging hardware is placed at the top of the image.

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Images of original artwork.

Thank you for stopping by and for supporting Canadian artists.

-S

Neptune’s Trident Square Framed Premium Gallery Wrap Canvas

Gold trident symbol with black background framed canvas
Neptune’s Trident Framed Canvas

Current price: $50 CDN with free shipping to Canada and the United States.

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This work is based on dream-like apparitions of images, and symbols coming out of the darkness like an echo. “Neptune’s Trident” is a perfect example of what I am trying to achieve.
Walls can display one’s personality! These canvas with high quality print will always look as tight and flat as the day they were made. Every frame is built with a solid face to support the canvas and prevent deforming.
.: 100% Cotton fabric Printed on a natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag with 400gsm standard
.: Recycled plastic frame
.: High image quality and detail  ensures that the canvas will live for generations
.: For indoor use; pre-installed hanging hardware is built into the frame, along with felt protective bumpers. The hanging hardware is placed at the top of the image.

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Images of original artwork.

Thank you for stopping by and for supporting Canadian artists.

-S

Gold Trident with Black Background

My latest work is a gold trident with a textured surface. The piece is 11 x 14 inches and is entitled: Neptune’s Trident.

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Neptune’s Trident by Stephanie Konu

I started off with a free hand sketch of a 3 pronged shape. Using a ruler to outline the sections, my aim was to ensure a shape that was as “un-lopsided” as possible. Without a symbol to trace, or a rough draft on graph paper it was tricky to conceptualize this shape.

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Neptune’s Trident 2019 by Stephanie Konu

Once the shape was sketched on the canvas, I furthered my experimentation with texture by shaping a thin outline along the edges of the trident. I used a technique similar to the one used for decorating cookies with royal icing. Stiff and dry texturizing compound along the border wall, to contain a more watery texturized mix that was flooded into the body of the shape. You can see that this approach has its drawbacks since the relief of the borders seems to be much higher than the inner body. The higher relief along the border contributes to an unevenness generally.

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Neptune’s Trident 2019 by Stephanie Konu

One of the the things I learned from creating this piece was the need for neatness and order! As you can see, each tip of the trident should be much more “pointed”, yet they are uniquely different. This is because of my sketch that was lacking a cleanly drawn plan for where to apply texture on the canvas.

The result leans farther towards the abstract than I would have hoped for. This current study of work is based on dream-like apparitions of images, and symbols coming out of the darkness like an echo. I think that “Neptune’s Trident” is a perfect example of what I am trying to achieve. I am excited to begin working on my next project in this series.

Thank you (as always) for stopping by.

-S