Soft Blue Sky and a Golden Sun

My latest painting is another example of my study of the sun. It features light whisps of glossy clouds as the backdrop of a pulsing golden sun.

Cerulean Blue, Gold on Acrylic
Blue, gold acrylic pour on canvas by Stephanie Konu

 

I used texturing compounds to add variety to the surface of this painting. It has a muted style that sets it apart from many of my other paintings on this subject.

 

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-S

 

Companion Dark and Light Blue Acrylic Abstract Art on Canvas

My latest work has two parts. I spent twice the usual amount of time to paint these two pieces at the same time. My goal here was to use the same colour scheme to carry across two landscapes.

In the end, I created “Terror Beach” (right) and “Call out to the Universe” (left).

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When set side by side, the sweeping brush strokes seem to begin in the lower right hand corner and fly out to the left.

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The dripping violet that emerges from the conical horizon in “Terror Beach” creates an eerie setting. There is a ghostly apparition of a sun or moon above the mountains that does little to illuminate the texture rich darkness that encroaches from the eastern skyline. And yet, somehow, there is a mysterious shape below the waters that edge the mountainous horizon.

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“Call Out to the Universe” has a similar mysterious message; begging the question of who calls out to whom in the vast emptiness? An unfamiliar object is answering the call.

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This recent work was a thrill for me. I enjoyed the story telling aspect as much as creating the actual painting itself.

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S

Green and Blue Blended Acrylic on Sun Canvas Art

I frequently represent the sun in my art work. It adds a heavy presence and deep meaning to my art. Sometimes the subject is an abstract of an earthly landscape, and other times not. One of the things that I enjoy the most about creating art is the feedback I get from other people describing what they see. Art is truly as subjective as they say, and so I think the meaning, impression and other descriptors of a piece must change depending on who is looking.  I love the sun. To me, my latest work is an island sun.

 

 

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Such a beautiful combination to have blue, green and yellow splashes representing the sun.

This 13 x 13 inch acrylic on gallery canvas is called Clarendon, and is the latest of my Fall 2018 series.

Leave a comment to tell me what you see.

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Playing around with texture in acrylic paint

More experimentation with texture in my most recent piece called No. 17.

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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.

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-S

 

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Sun rings in Acrylic on canvas

I’m back at it again with my smaller sized canvas pieces.

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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.

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-S

 

 

A blissful underwater acrylic scene

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Underwater Bliss

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.

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Behind the scenes shot of underwater bliss and companion

By the end of July, I am hoping to have enough pieces  that I am proud of enough to put forward as part of my portfolio. Portfolio + confidence are my goals as an artists for the summer of 2016.

-S

 

 

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Blue and Violet Acrylic Wonder with a broken camera

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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 will have to take my word for it.

On an aside- I had a wonderful Cannon point and shoot digital camera that was a lovely gift for my graduation many years ago- however the screen broke in such a way that I cannot see what the lens has in its view, nor can I confirm that I have taken a good photo because I can only see half of the image due to the large crack in the screen.

To aggravate matters, the camera has a “touch screen” interface, making it impossible to look through an analog viewfinder or to use most of the features. Basically, I can take photos with that camera, but it is largely a guessing game to wait and see what “develops” after removing the SD card to review the photos.

Quel dommage! It causes such a headache for me that I would rather use my large and cumbersome iPad to capture images than to use my broken point and shoot. I will eventually replace it, but I am told that the end of the year is the best time to buy such items, and I have my eye on an SLR camera as my passion to create art grows.

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-S