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… Read more Ocean Currents..Acrylic Art →
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” 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… Read more Underwater Volcanic Pressure- 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. In order to… Read more Sun in Repose: Acrylic on Canvas →
I have been practicing new techniques with my abstract art. Swirls, clouds, and other effects are what I have been trying to achieve, and as seen above, my pursuits have been pretty good. This piece is different because not only have I tried to communicate familiar shapes, but I have experimented with the shape and dimensions of the canvas. (Notice that the top right corner is irregular, and creates an inclined shape.) I still try to focus on effective colour composition- as this is the reason why I started… Read more Abstract Art- Archipelago →
The marbled effect of this 12 X 24 piece is for me: almost breath taking. I say “almost” because I am an outspoken critic of myself, along with the fact that I am in full understanding of the fact that I am very near to achieving the style I am working toward, but have not arrived there yet. In this piece, I gave used acrylic on canvas, with a strong emphasis on dark vs light (perhaps a thematic feature of most of my work?). Texture and relief are present. Gold… Read more Golds, Blacks, Burgundy in acrylic on canvas →
I created this piece this month- it took about 6 hours. I really enjoy the colour composition; the play between light and dark. It’s really easy to lose yourself in the arrangements demonstrated, and I’ve found guests who have seen it in person to stare at the intersecting lines in a Rothko-esque fashion. (Famed artist Mark Rothko (d. 1970) was said to believe that large art is best observed 18 inches away from the canvas surface.) You can check out the listing for this piece here.
Colour composition is thrilling! I painted this acrylic on canvas a few nights ago. I may take further steps with this piece, but sometimes when it’s right, it’s perfect. Save
Check out how dirty my easel is getting! This was one of my first canvases that I made from scratch; by cutting knotty pine to size and using wood glue… Read more A Canadian Wintery Roadside →