My latest piece is ultra calm and tranquil. Continuing with the 13 x 13 inch canvas size series, I painted and poured this acrylic on canvas abstract using premium heavy duty cotton canvas stretched over thick 2×2 wood.
The title is Homonym and I feel like I can just fall into it..
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.
There is movement in this piece, yet mysteriously a light triangle coloured object is adrift within it. I love how this one turned out!
Thank you for checking in to see my latest abstract acrylic artwork entitled “Ovation”. This 13 x 13 inch (33 cm x 33 cm) piece was created during a celebratory mood. I stretched premium 100% cotton canvas over thick 2 x 2 inch wood, and double primed the paint surface with gesso.
I used acrylic pouring and splattering techniques to illustrate surprise and joy. I tried a new technique by allowing base layers to dry, and adding light rose and pale pink blob-patterns that have a pearlescent glaze over top.
Gold highlights represent an excitement that contains prestige. Deep red splatter marks contrast throughout the piece signifying dramatic allure. The colours dance with each other deep into the background as this piece is examined closely, telling a story of triumph over drama.
At the crown of the golden triumph, six gold points lay atop a humble rose flourish. As a accent piece, Ovation is an attention-grabbing artistic statement.
My latest piece is a celestial depiction of a star collapsing into a black hole. The star is made of reams of silver and gold metallic paint. I used blending and pouring techniques to combine the dark and light areas.
The above shot was taken as the first layer of the piece dried. You can see the reflection of my light in the surface of the poured blue acrylic.
The endless abyss of blue holds a dark depth at its heart, and you can almost see the ghost-like human face that sits in the background like an echo.
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My latest work has two parts. I spent twice the usual amount of time to paint these two pieces at the same time. My goal here was to use the same colour scheme to carry across two landscapes.
In the end, I created “Terror Beach” (right) and “Call out to the Universe” (left).
When set side by side, the sweeping brush strokes seem to begin in the lower right hand corner and fly out to the left.
The dripping violet that emerges from the conical horizon in “Terror Beach” creates an eerie setting. There is a ghostly apparition of a sun or moon above the mountains that does little to illuminate the texture rich darkness that encroaches from the eastern skyline. And yet, somehow, there is a mysterious shape below the waters that edge the mountainous horizon.
“Call Out to the Universe” has a similar mysterious message; begging the question of who calls out to whom in the vast emptiness? An unfamiliar object is answering the call.
This recent work was a thrill for me. I enjoyed the story telling aspect as much as creating the actual painting itself.
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Recently, I completed a commissioned art work that features green, silver, and blue acrylic.
Remembering the old advice I received once: “If you want to be good at something you must always practice, practice practice!”
As a result, I have been using store bought canvas for my day to day practice. When I am ready to create a higher quality piece, I still prefer to use the canvas that I custom make. When I make my own canvas I use 100% heavy cotton canvas, I stretch it over thick 2 x inch wood, and I triple prime the canvas with gesso.
Unless an artist is paying for the highest premium canvas available, the level of quality I get from making my own canvas is unparalleled. As I have mentioned before, when an artist is unrestricted by the high costs of supplies and materials their creativity is able to reach heights that the average person can only dream of.
That being said, my latest commissioned work:
This untitled piece is 10 x 10 inches and has been painted on store bought canvas.
It is essentially a blend of colours with sharp splatters of silver. This piece is very abstract and was mainly a focus of colour composition rather than form.
It is a slight departure from my usual work, but I really enjoyed the way it developed.
It is October and Autumn is upon us in Ontario Canada, yet my latest artwork has a warm tropical vibe.
It reminds me of a golden coral reef scattered across a perfect tropical sea. As with all of my art, I encourage discussion regarding what is depicted in the painting. Abstract art has the opportunity to become much more personal to the viewer/owner when there are no constrictions on the concept of what is being depicted.
The gold and iridescent turquoise in this work provides for a reflective surface, and so depending on the point of incidence (the angle at which the light hits the surface) the vibrancy of the colours can be increased or diminished.
This is a very special piece. It exhibits texture, reflective surface, and an abstract representation of shapes. With a beautiful frame, this piece would add a serene calmness to any cherished space.
I frequently represent the sun in my art work. It adds a heavy presence and deep meaning to my art. Sometimes the subject is an abstract of an earthly landscape, and other times not. One of the things that I enjoy the most about creating art is the feedback I get from other people describing what they see. Art is truly as subjective as they say, and so I think the meaning, impression and other descriptors of a piece must change depending on who is looking. I love the sun. To me, my latest work is an island sun.
Such a beautiful combination to have blue, green and yellow splashes representing the sun.
This 13 x 13 inch acrylic on gallery canvas is called Clarendon, and is the latest of my Fall 2018 series.