Red and gold in acrylic on wood

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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.

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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 it looks in the first photo.

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The dimensions are 14 inches x 10 inches. I finished this (and the other wood board pieces) by adding a strip of decorative trim along its edges; however, I would like to try my hand at encasing these pieces in decorative wood frames. The millwork wood that is used for this purpose is usually available at Home Depot in 8 ft lengths. The cost is usually between $5 and $15 CDN so it would be very inexpensive to make my own.

The big question for me is: can I cut the angles right to make a perfectly fitting frame?

Thanks for reading,

S

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RED: The Heart Beats

Inspiration comes in many forms; and for this piece I was inspired by love and the heart.

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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 another day.

My latest piece is a reflection of the heart, without the fake imagined sentiment. The heart beats. It supplies blood to organs, and for most  of us we can only pray that it does not stop beating too soon.

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Thanks for stopping by,

S

Floating, blending, and a swirl in acrylic on canvas

I love the colour blue.

In paint, in the sky, in eyes…

…and on rare occasions when I’ve seen the blue azure sea in the Caribbean where (half of) my people are from.

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My latest work is a blending of greens, blues, and yellows.  I used “swirling” techniques to bleed colours into each other and make the colours lead endlessly into each other.

The first photo is a bit dark, so I have included this one which adds detail:
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Note how vivid the yellows came out. I was super pleased with that.

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Green is quickly becoming my go-to. I suppose it has something to do with my desire for spring to return to Southern Ontario, and for my garden to bloom in the sunshine.

Thanks for reading,

S

Submerged Gold Underwater: Acrylic on Canvas

My latest work is an abstract conception of underwater  (or sunken) gold.

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Gold Underwater sinking to the deepest of depths.

I have been fortunate enough to take a dearly needed vacation and created this during my time away from work.

This is a modest 12 x 24 inch portrait style original work, that features intense contrasts of deep blue and gold. The idea that I worked with was to have blue waves engulf gold as it sunk deep underwater.

The image is a passive commentary on the notion of sunken treasure and opportunities that are out of reach, but still visible.

Much of my art is conceptual, abstract, and utterly beautiful to the eyes of a kindred be holder. I’ve received a lot of interesting feedback on my technique and style from people; and the ultimate response is that I should keep on going!

I think 800 is a nice number for a lifetime goal of art work… 😉

Thanks for reading

-S

Haze: acrylic art on canvas

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This is one of my latest pieces in acrylic on canvas. I enjoy the use of colours like blue, violet, nude/peach, greys and gold.

The execution of this piece reminds me of an airbrush technique, as we see a very slight blending of the fields into one another. The violet acts as a dark body within which I was able to play some texture and relief into.

I think that my style is evolving; an idea that is evident in this work. I am very excited to see what I come up with next, now that I have nearly completed renovations on my home office.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

 

S.