My latest piece is entitled “Nights over Algonquin part 2”. It is part of a series I did with a deep-space black background.
The concept was to create a piece where the colours would jump out and create a sense of excitement.
Neon permanent green flows along the bottom of the piece as the dependable earth cradles us. A sea of blue is nestled within the fields of green as well; but, what I enjoy most about this piece is the sky.
In my eyes, the gorgeous blendings and splashings of silver, blue, and pearlescent violet against the deep Mars Black background remind me of an surrealistically neon light. The colours are almost alien, yet still emit a feeling of familiarity. The result is an excitement-filled piece that allows me to discover something new to love about it each time I lay my eyes upon it.
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 into its new habitat.
The ground work for this piece was an acrylic pour within which I used swirling techniques for the deep blue background. With the foundation laid, I used various hues of blue to form and shape the ocean wave.
Gold acrylic creates a beautiful contrast against blue, and is spread out as flecks across the piece. This piece is very beautiful, yet very abstract due to the risks taken to achieve the composition. I would really love to hear what YOU see in this very vivid piece.
Leave me your thoughts in the comment section, and as always, thanks for stopping by,
I used an acrylic pour method as the background; mixing white and silver as the colour for waves splashing on the coast. If you look closely, you can see a high tide wave emerging from the lower left side.
As the acrylic pour developed: a coral-like branch protrudes out into the heart of the painting. The branches have a fractal quality to them, which pull the eyes deeper in.
Over the vista, and through the green limbs of an alien-looking cactus plant; two moons co-orbit the sky. The presence of two moons makes evident that this abstract scene takes place on another world. In my imagination, the piece looks out from the reeds to the sky on a clear night. In a warm atmosphere, an ocean wave washes on to the shore sending water splashing up into the night sky. The oddly shaped plant is my favourite part as it is totally imperfect, but works well with the painting’s alien theme.
My latest piece is a celestial depiction of a star collapsing into a black hole. The star is made of reams of silver and gold metallic paint. I used blending and pouring techniques to combine the dark and light areas.
The above shot was taken as the first layer of the piece dried. You can see the reflection of my light in the surface of the poured blue acrylic.
The endless abyss of blue holds a dark depth at its heart, and you can almost see the ghost-like human face that sits in the background like an echo.
Thank you all for your comments, and as always, thank you for visiting.
Recently, I completed a commissioned art work that features green, silver, and blue acrylic.
Remembering the old advice I received once: “If you want to be good at something you must always practice, practice practice!”
As a result, I have been using store bought canvas for my day to day practice. When I am ready to create a higher quality piece, I still prefer to use the canvas that I custom make. When I make my own canvas I use 100% heavy cotton canvas, I stretch it over thick 2 x inch wood, and I triple prime the canvas with gesso.
Unless an artist is paying for the highest premium canvas available, the level of quality I get from making my own canvas is unparalleled. As I have mentioned before, when an artist is unrestricted by the high costs of supplies and materials their creativity is able to reach heights that the average person can only dream of.
That being said, my latest commissioned work:
This untitled piece is 10 x 10 inches and has been painted on store bought canvas.
It is essentially a blend of colours with sharp splatters of silver. This piece is very abstract and was mainly a focus of colour composition rather than form.
It is a slight departure from my usual work, but I really enjoyed the way it developed.