Painting ‘Moon’ Companion to ‘Sun’ Pt. 2

I’m done! This painting took an estimated 20 hours from start to finish. As a reminder this is a companion painting to Sun. Oil on linen 24 inches by 24 inches.  The two will hang together in my yoga studio until time they find a new home. Here they are together as they are intended to be:
Sun Figure Canvas Oil Painting  Moon Figure Oil Canvas Painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is the process from beginning to end.

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Lucid Wishes, Acrylic on linen, available for purchase or prints here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/197868295/original-art-painting-field-poppies-with?ref=shop_home_active_10

 

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Painting ‘Moon’ Companion to ‘Sun’ Pt. 1

A while back I finished the painting Sun. An oil on linen stretched canvas painting. When I made the canvas for this painting I made two identical canvases always intending to create a companion painting to Sun. Sometimes things take a little longer then we anticipate. In this case I had to repairs that badly needed doing to the art studio. The repairs are complete the studio is cleaned and reorganized and now FINALLY I am back in there painting away. It feel like a brand new art space!

This is one of two or three blog entries detailing the process of ‘Moon’ Enjoy!

IMG_0359 Here is the blank canvas. 24″ x 24″ gessoed and ready to go!
moon-start The first lean layer laid down giving me a general idea of my layout.

20150205_214227 Here is how far I got last night after a solid 5 hours painting!

20150205_200532 A quick snapshot of the different media I use during the painting process. Not all are always used in each painting.

Stay tuned for part 2 soon!

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Sneak Peek of My New Direction

Just a quickie post today. I have had my nose to the grind stone painting up a storm! Here are some snap shots of where I am going. The name “Animal Head” keeps playing in my head as I paint. I’m thinking a series my happen!

Enjoy! And keep a look out for more!

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Oil Spill an Oil Painting on Linen

The painting is of an abstract back ground with a hyper two point perspective still life of a cooking oil bottle spilling out onto a napkin. The spill is great and overflows the napkins.

Oil_spillI have this 3 foot by 4 foot painting hanging in a prominent place in my living room. After my show “Contrasts” last year the painting was placed in storage at my parents house. The logistics on moving large paintings of which there was a few of in that show, is challenging to say the least. Particularly without damaging the art. The painting was returned to me a few months ago and I have been enjoying it all over again. It is definitely one of my favorites.

The painting is of an abstract back ground with a hyper two point perspective still life of a cooking oil bottle spilling out onto a napkin. The spill is great and overflows the napkins. When I painted this it was soon after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A disaster that is still seeing tragic consequences. The whole Contrasts series I am trying to play on words and images. These images and words attempt to take the modern and juxtapose with the traditional. In this case traditional cooking and what it was to ‘spill oil’ even a hundred years ago and comparing to the tragedy of an oil spill in modern terms. The oil overflows the table and the weak attempts of a napkin to stop the mess even as the oil continues to pour from the bottle. I hoped to heighten the tension with the exaggerated two point perspective and the colors, abstract shapes and forms of the background contrast with the realism of the still life.

This painting is for sale as the original or a more affordable print here at Saatchi online: http://www.saatchionline.com/art/Painting-Oil-Spill/651121/1779930/view

I enjoy looking at it but will enjoy it finding a new home where it is appreciated even more. Also, there is the added bonus of freeing up wall space so I can create another painting! Here is a little post I did while I was painting this piece of art. I think its interesting to see the in-progress images: https://krislyndillard.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/completed/

Enjoy!