My latest work is a mask inspired by my ancestral Yoruba tribe from West Africa. I wanted to represent the model of an elongated and oval shaped face, as this is commonly seen on traditional masks from the region. Here you can see an up close and angled perspective of the nose bridge of the mask. The area is raised slightly to show a break in the surface of the face. The method of this painting further explores my current practice of singular images against a black negative space. For… Read more Gold textured mask with a black background →
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.
Fall into Homonym. Current price: $50 CDN with free shipping to Canada and the United States. 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… Read more “Homonym” Square Framed Premium Gallery Wrap Canvas →
My latest work is a gold trident with a textured surface. The piece is 11 x 14 inches and is entitled: Neptune’s Trident. I started off with a free hand sketch of a 3 pronged shape. Using a ruler to outline the sections, my aim was to ensure a shape that was as “un-lopsided” as possible. Without a symbol to trace, or a rough draft on graph paper it was tricky to conceptualize this shape. Once the shape was sketched on the canvas, I furthered my experimentation with texture by… Read more Gold Trident with Black Background →
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 a beautiful, calming, abstract scene. It is a mere 5 x 7 inches, and is entitled: “Tropical Misty Beach”. It is a haunting scene of a thick mist overcoming golden mountain ranges that can be seen peeking through. Gritty texture formed at the base of the mountain range add depth, and continue on to scatter into the deep blue sea. As the texture settles into the sea, green colonies of coral are visible, as if they are poking out from the calm tropical sea’s surface.… Read more Green and Gold Tropical Abstract Landscape →
During an experimental session of making art canvas, I tried my hand with using thin and lighter weight wood to build small 5 x 7 inch frames. My intention was… Read more Mountain Abstract Landscape Three Piece Series →
My latest piece is entitled “Violent Weather”. Size 11″ x 12″ // 28 cm x 30.5 cm This abstract ocean landscape shows a violent storm wherein waves crash against each other amidst a dark and treacherous sky. Swirling patterns of dark storms lurk in the background, and as a result, the waves are exceptionally high. At the peak of the tallest wave, water pierces through the barrier that separates the scene from calmer sunlit tranquility. The break in the barrier allows glimpses of majestic gold to cascade outward and spill… Read more Ocean Abstract Acrylic with Gold →