I am looking forward to the holidays this year. The past two years have brought a number of changes to my life; the biggest change being my entry into motherhood. Some of you may have noticed that I looked quite pregnant in the photos of my trip to the Island of Madeira in 2017. I was over seven months pregnant at the time of that trip, so I like to think that the baby enjoyed the trip as well. At the beginning of 2018 I had a healthy baby girl,… Read more Christmas Countdown →
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.
Part Four: Final Shots of Ponta Da Sao Lourenco Another land form that inspired awe and mystery during our visit were the Deserted Islands or Ilhas Desertas on the south… Read more Madeira and its Landmarks →
My latest piece represents a dream sequence, which suggests that I dream in violet and gold. This 6 x 12 acrylic on canvas piece definitely captures the uncertainty and mixed expectations often found in dreams. I especially like the marbling effects that are present in the areas where violet/blue meets lighter peach colours. This is the second of my pieces that I have has the pleasant opportunity to photograph in my backyard among my plush hydrangea plants. Looking at the beautiful shape of the leaves, they add a nice contrast… Read more Subtle acrylic blending →
I have returned to colours like aqua and green in my latest work, called No. 19. It is summer here in Southern Ontario, which means that my backyard is the perfect location to take full-light photos of my work. The backyard gets full sun for 6+ hours per day (which can make it very very hot during our 30 + degree Celsius weather). The hydrangea plants serve as a perfect backdrop for smaller pieces. The rich green in the leaves make for an engaging background with lots of depth. … Read more Lovely green, blue, and aqua acrylic →
A short video I did a little while ago in my backyard. The music was also created by me (another fleeting side hobby), and it highlights how I paint my art canvas when I “DIY”my medium. Enjoy, and thank you for stopping by, -S
check out my art canvas tutorial! Part two will be posted later this week.
My latest piece entitled: “The Dark Spot” looks a lot like a rorschach test. It can be hung in any orientation, but I chose to upload it in landscape to that it would be easier to view. I used cerulean blue and slate grey to create contrasting fields that slowly deepen into the dark violet area. This dark spot reminded me of an inky blot. It holds mystery and intrigue. It is definitely one of my recent favourites. Thanks for stopping by, -S Save