My latest acrylic work is very similar to my early paintings. I focused on my favorite colour (green) and aqua blue to create an ocean landscape. The best part of… Read more Green, blue and gold leaf abstract acrylic on canvas →
An acrylic relief painting of a planet with rings on canvas. The main colours are gold and black. In this post Stephanie Konu discusses the techniques used to create this style of painting.
My latest 10 x 10 inch// 25 x 25 cm acrylic on canvas continues my study of singular-focused images against black negative space. This piece features a heavily textured triangle shape that is entirely golden. Gold light I took photos of in the light, and so the shine of the black acrylic paint allows the viewer to also see raised texture floating in the blackness. Here (below) is a shot with the brightness turned down, and the contrast brought up to maximum. The painting has a much sexier look with… Read more Gold acrylic triangle with black →
My latest piece is entitled “Violent Weather”. Size 11″ x 12″ // 28 cm x 30.5 cm This abstract ocean landscape shows a violent storm wherein waves crash against each other amidst a dark and treacherous sky. Swirling patterns of dark storms lurk in the background, and as a result, the waves are exceptionally high. At the peak of the tallest wave, water pierces through the barrier that separates the scene from calmer sunlit tranquility. The break in the barrier allows glimpses of majestic gold to cascade outward and spill… Read more Ocean Abstract Acrylic with Gold →
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… Read more Companion Dark and Light Blue Acrylic Abstract Art on Canvas →
My latest work is an experimental use of gold against red on wood board. Similar to my last two posts (See below) the use of wood enables a level of texture and complexity that is not easily achieved with canvas. The size is also comparably smaller. The orientation is more flexible, as seen above. When viewing this piece it is really up to the observer to decide whether they prefer the gold on the bottom, top, or sides. But to be decisive, I created the piece to be hung as… Read more Red and gold in acrylic on wood →
I love my latest piece all the way to the ocean and back. The dimensions are 14 inches x 14 inches. The medium is acrylic on wood board. I see an ocean wave collapsing against a clouded sky in this piece. S
Inspiration comes in many forms; and for this piece I was inspired by love and the heart. St Valentine’s Day was last week, and as usual we become inundated with images of cutesy cartoon hearts, and cherubs with messages telling us to show love to our friends and family by spending money. Most of what we purchase are useless trinkets that do very little to further any true affect for our loved ones, but fills the empty space of an average cosmopolitan existence. I suppose that is a topic for… Read more RED: The Heart Beats →