I have a new painting titled "Lifting Clouds" and it's a nice companion piece to "Higher Vibration". Both painting are vertical, textured and painted on 18x36 inch canvases that are 1.5 inches deep. The textures are different, "Lifting Clouds" has an impasto texture made with a palette knife, and the sides are finished with smooth brushwork. "Harmonic Vibrations" has a surface created from acrylic mediums and sand, and this texture is continued around the sides. Both paintings have a similar compositional approach with elements from my "Points of Light" series of paintings, and both have an upward movement with lighter colors. The whiter colors move through the chromatic passages like clouds of bright dust in a Nebula. "Vibration" is more on the surface with denser whites and tiny geometric forms that anchor the viewer on the surface, "Clouds" has more suggestion of depth as the clouds move in front of and behind each other.
Here is a video of the two side by side.
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.
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