Ocean Currents..Acrylic Art

Green, Blue, Aqua, Gold leaf abstract painting by Konu
Ocean Currents

One of my fixations of late, has been to capture my impressions of Earth from the viewpoint of someone looking down from space. Hours spent looking at Google Maps has helped with this (of course).

Pictured above is my latest piece: an abstract impression of islands floating in a clear and serene blue sea.

Although it is difficult to see in the photo- there is also some slight relief in this piece. You can see slightly raised lines in the shape of a circle. I enjoyed the use and mixture of colour to create this piece; however, if I could try this again, I would have started it on fresh canvas- sans relief lines.

Thanks for stopping by,

-S

Underwater Volcanic Pressure- Acrylic on Canvas

 

I have been working with themes lately. I find that having a theme in mind keeps a person like me much more on track. As a creative-type, my process can be wandering due to my constant desire to explore, learn, and try new things.

This is my latest work, entitled: “Underwater Volcanic Pressure”

 

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I wanted to capture an imagined view of magma trapped between two giant tectonic plates, by blending blues greens and bright orange with yellow.

The size is a bit small at 12 x 24 inches. If I could go back, I would had made this a bit larger, as I really like the way the orange magma turned out, and I would have liked to see it spread out on a wider canvas.

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Right now I am enjoying using bright orange to contrast with dark blue in my work, so I am very excited to see how this will evolve in my next few pieces.

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-S

Sun in Repose: Acrylic on Canvas

I have always been in awe of the sun. (Not unlike most other creatures on this earth of course.) One of my favourite comics features a short story about a personified celestial being (the sun) falling in love with a woman from the planet he orbited. You can read more about it here.  

I created this acrylic on canvas piece in two parts (diptych). I wanted it to be a three part (triptych), but alas, when creativity strikes you must not wait too long to capture it.

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In order to have a 3rd canvas ready at the time of production I would have needed to wait another day to have the frame dry enough to stretch the canvas and prep it with gesso. I was able to spend more time blending the colours with two pieces instead of three. I used a pearlescent powder with to give a shimmering effect for the cloud area around the bright orange sun. The idea here is that the sun is peeking over a deep blue ocean to move across the sky from East to West.

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-S

Green Statement Apron- A New Apron design

I was on a roll this past weekend: I designed several new aprons and had a mini-photo shoot.

Normally I shy away from the camera when it comes to modelling my pieces, but after spending a few hours on Saturday afternoon (trying to get complimentary shots of the mannequin wearing aprons in natural light); I found that I wasn’t getting very good photos, so I decided that I needed to show the design on a real person.

This design is lovely, and I created two similar off shoots…see below:

 

 

These designs are now for sale in my etsy shop. Click here to have a look.

Thanks for stopping by,

-S