My latest illustrations have improved from earlier work. This quick sketch came out like a simple logo. The line work is incomplete, and I had some problems with the source image. I found it difficult to see the small details, and as a result, details like the nose and line work for the ears are missing. There is a bit of shading, but the work is generally plain. This illustration is similar in its simplicity, but is more finished that the previous one. The source image was a woman with… Read more Portrait illustrations →
Greetings, I am happy to announce that my labor of love is complete: I have finished my first eBook. It is a short and simple guide that provides tips for success in writing your own blog. Since beginning this art blog, I have toyed with the idea of writing instructional materials to support my content. As the child of teachers I have always been asked if teaching was in my blood. I usually denied this idea, and proclaimed that teaching was not for me because I had the idea of… Read more Introducing a free eBook →
My latest illustration work is a pattern derived from a painting I created last year. By tracing the artwork we see a pattern with complex shapes, which I coloured in… Read more Colour and patterns →
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 work is a small 12 x 7 inch acrylic on canvas featuring pink and gold. The white cloud border was applied as an overlay for the background after… Read more Cotton Candy Pink and Gold →
My latest work is entitled “Two Moon Lagoon“. I used an acrylic pour method as the background; mixing white and silver as the colour for waves splashing on the coast. If you look closely, you can see a high tide wave emerging from the lower left side. As the acrylic pour developed: a coral-like branch protrudes out into the heart of the painting. The branches have a fractal quality to them, which pull the eyes deeper in. Over the vista, and through the green limbs of an alien-looking cactus… Read more Green, blue and silver acrylic abstract →
My latest work is an abstract mixed media on canvas. I used 24K gold leaf in addition to gold and black acrylic to create a piece that I call: “Concerto”.… Read more Gold and black acrylic with 24k gold leaf →