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Greetings!

I was having fun with my video camera and shot this video the other day. I took the content from one of my blog postings and simply read it to the camera. Windows Media Movie Maker allowed me to easily insert photos and edit clips to make a video. It is posted on YouTube, so my style is much flirtier than usual. It was fun and I think I will continue to make videos that showcase my art.

I also decided to hide most of my face. I know what you might be thinking: yep, still bashful. I’m working on being more mentally present in each moment so that I can face whatever fear is causing it. Until I figure it out, it’s half off.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

-S

Gold relief painting in acrylic

My latest work is an acrylic relief painting that is heavy in texture. There is so much texture that my work is part sculpture, as the object emerges from the canvas surface.

An acrylic texture relief painting Epsilon in gold texture with black background. Saturn like ring around planet.

The concept follows the theme of my last few pieces; which is to show singular symbols against a black background. As the golden image floats through the darkness, it is representative of an echo from unknown depths coming outward. I say “echo” because it is difficult to determine what becomes of a feeling or thought once it is released into the universe. Perhaps on some level (collective consciousness, spiritual, or what have you), we communicate with symbols that carry deep personal meanings.

An acrylic texture relief painting Epsilon in gold texture with black backgroundAn acrylic texture relief painting Epsilon in gold texture with black background

Upon looking closer, one can detect the relief caused by the use of texture. Using my palate knife, I sculpted the division of the planet’s rings from the body of the sphere. It was also difficult to make a decision as to whether or not it was proper to paint black lines to further divide the rings from the planet.

An acrylic texture relief painting Epsilon in gold texture with black background

If I could change anything about this piece, it would be the unevenness caused by the division of the planet’s ring against the sphere body of the planet. I find it distracting.

When naming this piece, I wanted to avoid the obvious choice by calling it “Saturn”. To accomplish this, I researched other planets in our solar system with rings and learned that the planet Uranus has rings! The brightest of the 13 rings of Uranus is named Epsilon, and so voila!; the name of this golden planetoid painting was chosen.

An acrylic texture relief painting Epsilon in gold texture with black background Saturn ring planet

This last shot is altered; brightness levels have been reduced, while contrast has been increased. This allows the blackness of the background to really offset the gold multi faceted sphere surface and it’s rings.

This design is also available on many items printed on demand at www.spacearttshirts.com. Thank you for stopping by.

-S

Epsilon 3D Pattern Canvas Gallery Wrap Print

 

gold saturn like planets in a 3D pattern against a black background
Epsilon Gallery wrapped canvas print

Current price: $25 CDN with free shipping to Canada and the United States.

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This piece is inspired by the little known rings of Uranus. Discovered in 1977 by scientists Elliot, Dunham, and Mink; the planet Uranus has a system of 13 rings. The brightest ring is known as Epsilon. A perfect addition to every room! This standard canvas is a finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail.

.: Printed on a natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% Cotton fabric with 400gsm standard
.: Wooden frame made from wooden stretcher pieces to improve the tension of the canvas after the printing
.: High image quality and detail ensures that the canvas will live for generations
.: For indoor use; pre-installed hanging hardware is built into the frame.
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Images of original artwork.

Thank you for stopping by and for supporting Canadian artists.

-S

What is new?

I am excited to announce that I will now be offering prints of my artwork here on my blog!

At the top of the page (in the navigation bar) is a link that reads: “Purchase My Prints”. When you click that link you will see links to prints of my artwork that are for sale. With the awesome power of Shopify and my friends at Printify, you can have a beautiful print of my very original artwork sent to you with free shipping.

Thanks for supporting me, and be sure to check back for new posts soon!

S

“Homonym” Square Framed Premium Gallery Wrap Canvas

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Fall into Homonym.

Current price: $50 CDN with free shipping to Canada and the United States.

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The top of the piece is an abstract setting of the sun cascading over water that is becoming increasingly rough. There are wisps of grey storm clouds co-mingling with the sun- perhaps to ultimately overpower it. This work of art is currently on display in the dining room of the Legislative Building at Queen’s Park, Toronto, Canada.

Walls can display one’s personality! These canvas with high quality print will always look as tight and flat as the day they were made. Every frame is built with a solid face to support the canvas and prevent deforming.

.: 100% Cotton fabric Printed on a natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag with 400gsm standard
.: Recycled plastic frame
.: High image quality and detail ensures that the canvas will live for generations
.: For indoor use; pre-installed hanging hardware is built into the frame, along with felt protective bumpers. The hanging hardware is placed at the top of the image.

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Images of original artwork.

Thank you for stopping by and for supporting Canadian artists.

-S

Neptune’s Trident Square Framed Premium Gallery Wrap Canvas

Gold trident symbol with black background framed canvas
Neptune’s Trident Framed Canvas

Current price: $50 CDN with free shipping to Canada and the United States.

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This work is based on dream-like apparitions of images, and symbols coming out of the darkness like an echo. “Neptune’s Trident” is a perfect example of what I am trying to achieve.
Walls can display one’s personality! These canvas with high quality print will always look as tight and flat as the day they were made. Every frame is built with a solid face to support the canvas and prevent deforming.
.: 100% Cotton fabric Printed on a natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag with 400gsm standard
.: Recycled plastic frame
.: High image quality and detail  ensures that the canvas will live for generations
.: For indoor use; pre-installed hanging hardware is built into the frame, along with felt protective bumpers. The hanging hardware is placed at the top of the image.

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Images of original artwork.

Thank you for stopping by and for supporting Canadian artists.

-S

Blue and Silver Acrylic on Black

My latest 10 x 10 inch // 25 cm x 25 cm piece is an acrylic on canvas, with blue and silver blended over a black negative space. I have been having strong desires to paint with black negative space, (or white), and focusing on depicting experiences that float over darkness like an echo. Deep stuff. What makes the concept special to me, is that I have been able to capture a sweet spot in my backyard garden that with the correct sunlight, my work dazzles!

blue and silver acrylic painting with deep black background
Stephanie Konu 2019

My latest piece depicts a somber breath. There is loneliness in the encroaching darkness, and so the heart of the blue ethereal field burns in a white silver light.

blue and silver acrylic painting with deep black background
Stephanie Konu 2019

The silver heart center does, interestingly enough, seem to emerge as a lopsided heart. Or Maybe at least a lung.

This piece has an ultra calming vibe to it. I feel so relaxed when I lay my eyes on it. I am really happy with the deep black background, as I think it brings more focus to the heart of the painting.

Thanks for stopping by,

 

S