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Red and gold in acrylic on wood

My latest work is an experimental use of gold against red on wood board. Similar to my last two posts (See below) the use of wood enables a level of texture and complexity that is not easily achieved with canvas. The size is also comparably smaller. The orientation is more flexible, as seen above.  When viewing this piece it is really up to the observer to decide whether they prefer the gold on the bottom, top, or sides. But to be decisive, I created the piece to be hung as… Read more Red and gold in acrylic on wood

Invisible Fish

My most recent acrylic on canvas artwork is entitled “Invisible Fish”. I created an underwater snapshot of imaginary fish that are translucent and nearly invisible while swimming in an underwater scape. Method By blending colours and allowing some paint dripping, I created an underwater feeling in this piece. Some of the layering took place in my studio over several days. I found that when working with pearlescent paints, the first few layers are nearly transparent and need to be “built up” in order to have a more present form. This… Read more Invisible Fish

Emerging Leaf Acrylic on Canvas

This is my latest work with acrylic paint on homemade canvas. It is an abstract depiction of a leaf with gold veins and blue hieroglyphs. The size is a bit larger than I had planned for: one of those times where scrap wood was aplenty, and my mitre saw had not been used in several weeks in a row. The size is at least 18 x 24 inches, without support cross beams. I used wood glue and stainless steel staples to secure 2 x 2 inch wood into the square… Read more Emerging Leaf Acrylic on Canvas

Subtle acrylic blending

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

Abstract Art- Archipelago

  I have been practicing new techniques with my abstract art. Swirls, clouds, and other effects are what I have been trying to achieve, and as seen above, my pursuits have been pretty good. This piece is different because not only have I tried to communicate familiar shapes, but I have experimented with the shape and dimensions of the canvas. (Notice that the top right corner is irregular, and creates an inclined shape.) I still try to focus on effective colour composition- as this is the reason why I started… Read more Abstract Art- Archipelago

Golds, Blacks, Burgundy in acrylic on canvas

The marbled effect of this 12 X 24 piece is for me: almost breath taking. I say “almost” because I am an outspoken critic of myself, along with the fact that I am in full understanding of the fact that I am very near to achieving the style I am working toward, but have not arrived there yet. In this piece, I gave used acrylic on canvas, with a strong emphasis on dark vs light (perhaps a thematic feature of most of my work?). Texture and relief are present. Gold… Read more Golds, Blacks, Burgundy in acrylic on canvas