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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

BLUE Ocean Wave

I love my latest piece all the way to the ocean and back.  The dimensions are 14 inches x 14 inches. The medium is acrylic on wood board. I see an ocean wave collapsing against a clouded sky in this piece. S

Submerged Gold Underwater: Acrylic on Canvas

My latest work is an abstract conception of underwater  (or sunken) gold. I have been fortunate enough to take a dearly needed vacation and created this during my time away from work. This is a modest 12 x 24 inch portrait style original work, that features intense contrasts of deep blue and gold. The idea that I worked with was to have blue waves engulf gold as it sunk deep underwater. The image is a passive commentary on the notion of sunken treasure and opportunities that are out of reach,… Read more Submerged Gold Underwater: Acrylic on Canvas

Playing around with texture in acrylic paint

More experimentation with texture in my most recent piece called No. 17.   Texture is becoming really integral to my style- as is the use of gold and bronze. For me: the use of gold and bright reflective colors in my work represents the sun. In life, similar to the art that imitates it, there should always be a bright spot. Thanks for stopping by, -S   Save

Sun rings in Acrylic on canvas

I’m back at it again with my smaller sized canvas pieces. In this piece I used layering and marbling. The gold is a nice effect- as it draws the eye by creating a reflective/ metallic look. I’ve also decided on a more prominent and “swirly” signature to sign my work. I should be taking credit for my creative side and making my name known. Thanks for stopping by, -S    

A blissful underwater acrylic scene

Lately, I have been working with a lot of pastel greens and examining how they interact with deep cerulean blue in my acrylic technique. When I say “lately” I’m specifically talking about the past few days since summer has arrived here in Southern Ontario, Canada. Although my initial entry into the art world began with my desire to create large artists canvas at infinitesimally cheaper costs than retail; I have become preoccupied with smaller pieces (6″ x 12″) in a rectangular shape. By the end of July, I am hoping… Read more A blissful underwater acrylic scene

Blue and Violet Acrylic Wonder with a broken camera

For this piece, I wanted to use colours and techniques that I have previously explored earlier in the year. I started with blue and added reds and blacks to change colour values in addition to performing swirling techniques that allowed for a nice marbling effect. I think that the photo (taken with my iPad) does not truly give justice to the beautiful details of this piece. If you click on the photo, you will have an enlarged view- but until I upgrade my camera arsenal to take better photos, you… Read more Blue and Violet Acrylic Wonder with a broken camera