I've been very busy with commissions for the last nine months or so, so my new originals that were in progress had to sit on the shelf. I love to paint commissions for people. It's very soothing for me to have been paid for a work of art before it's even started. So I just stay in my home studio with music or TV or audiobooks and paint away. It's lovely, cozy, happy. But the call of new creations that want to come to life is always right beneath the surface, waiting to explode forth with fresh new energy.
This piece is called "Harmonic Vibrations" because I love to think about the vibrational nature of the universe...how all matter is energy vibrating at different frequencies. We all know how it feels when our world is vibrating in a harmonic way, and we know how it feels when our world is vibrating in a discordant way.
Harmony always feels wonderful, but life has a way of taking the discordant times, like those 9th and 11th chords that vibrate on the outer edges of harmony and sometimes just spill over into chaos, and uses those experiences to allow us to forge a future that benefits from the powerful asking for improvement that happens during times of discord.
So it's all good.....but I still prefer harmony.
"Nebula 35" This is one of my many "Nebula" space paintings that shows fluid, expanding or explosive color, as you might see were it possible to be inside a nebula. This image is all high key, light colors. Not included is the dark background of outer space, but intense, bright color throughout.
There is a textured underpainting beneath the surface paint...I'll include some close-up images.
I opted to continue the painting around the sides of this canvas. I'll include images of the sides as well. Please let me know if you need additional images. I no longer show my art in person, but only on the internet. I'm always happy to provide additional photographs and even videos of my paintings should a potential collector need more imagery.
The canvas is wrapped around a heavy duty, 1.5 inch deep canvas. The canvas itself is a heavier gauge and has a thick application of paint.
A signed certificate of authenticity is provided to the buyer. This original painting is signed on the front, signed and titled on the back, wired and ready to hang.
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Giclee prints on canvas will be made available.
One of my fluid acrylic paintings, and part of my Nebula Series. "Playful Persuasion" to me, is about how the Universe is essentially playful. The birth of galaxies, the lifespan of humans...all of these things are essentially pure creativity which is playful. These were my thoughts in regards to this painting.
24" high, 36" wide. The canvas is on 3/4" deep stretcher bars, and wrapped around and stapled in the back. I painted the edges black. Acrylic painting on 100% cotton canvas. Gallery wrapped, back stapled. Several layers of gloss varnish provide a wonderful surface.
A signed certificate of authenticity is provided. Signed on the front, signed and titled on the back. Wired and ready to hang. © Sally Trace, all rights reserved.
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This is the third in my "Coming Alive" series. We all have times in our lives where we feel less than full force, when we lose our mojo or become depressed. In my experience, there is always an upside to these experiences. It may not be fun while it's happening, but when we find our way out of these dips and feel the life force once again surging through our being and our bodies, well that is the best, my favorite thing. I've had many of these experiences through the years and like to always remember that this is why we have down times, so that we can appreciate being up.
I experimented with some small works and have listed two small vertical painting with an ocean, underwater, sea life theme.
"Reaching" An abstract fluid, poured expressionist painting with shapes and forms in motion as if under the sea and reaching for the light. Slight textures in the acrylic paint. 24 inches high, 12 inches wide, 3/4 inches deep. Acrylic on stretched canvas, gallery wrapped, back stapled with the sides painted black. Varnished, wired and ready to hang. A certificate of authenticity is included. © Sally Trace, all rights reserved. Shipping is included, please select your destination. Contact me with shipping questions.
"Sea Life" An abstract fluid, poured expressionist painting with shapes and forms that seem to float like sea life in the ocean. Lots of tiny details. Slight textures in the acrylic paint. 24 inches high, 12 inches wide, 3/4 inches deep. Acrylic on stretched canvas, gallery wrapped, back stapled with the sides painted black. Varnished, wired and ready to hang. A certificate of authenticity is included. © Sally Trace, all rights reserved. Shipping is included, please select your destination. Contact me with shipping questions.
Original abstract painting, "Ethereal Resonance" a fluid, poured painting. Very light and airy with a joyful feeling, like being up in the clouds. Slight textures. Acrylic on canvas, 24" high, 48" wide, 1½ inch deep gallery wrapped canvas. The image is painted around the sides.
"Victory goes to the tenacious" said a friend to me in an email as I was finishing this painting. Which was interesting because it was not an easy painting to bring to a conclusion. And I couldn't help but notice the giant "V" shape and such an interesting concurrence or parallelism. There are no parallels in the letter V, but many parallels to the concepts of victory and tenacity. So I stuck with it and didn't think it was a particularly great painting until I took it from the painting room to the photography room (they are parallel to each other) where it came to life for me and I felt victorious.
The feelings surrounding the concepts of "coming alive" and "coming back to life" are big in my life. Many of us have periods of time where we feel as if we are not playing on all the piano keys. These are of course not the best of times, but when we are released from these spells, well it's simply glorious. One might almost say it was all worth it. Much love to you all.....
A really lovely photograph from a thoughtful buyer. My painting "Heavenly Fire" made into canvas giclee prints. Don't you love her geometric pillows?
Today's painting is titled "Clean Sweep".
There is so much movement sweeping across the four canvases. Bright pinks, greens and yellows cheerfully dominate the central areas, bracketed by deep blue, purple, brown and red at the ends. Areas of turquoise give the impression that we are looking at an aerial view of an azure sea, or looking up at the sky through very colorful glass.
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