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Gold textured mask with a black background

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

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). When set side by side, the sweeping brush strokes seem to begin in the lower right hand corner and fly out to the left. The dripping violet that emerges from the conical horizon in “Terror Beach” creates… Read more Companion Dark and Light Blue Acrylic Abstract Art 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