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 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 →
Latest Scratch Work: Herald Angel 2018- Acrylic on wood panel by Stephanie Konu This abstract 10 x 10 inch wood panel is a wild ride of eclectic technique, unusual colour, contrast, and a psychedelic trip into the imagination. I named it Herald Angel because the golden field that sits in the north-west corner represents an angel’s visit. Darkness swirls below. Iridescent green floats away into the atmosphere. Its existence is alien and benevolent. I love how the heavy iridescent green floats over the complex blue background. The swirling blue… Read more Abstract Acrylic on Wood in gold, blue, and iridescent green →
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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 →