48 x 48
Oil on Canvas
5" pewter shadow frame (see pictures). Can be framed with a shadow frame or shipped and hung without a frame. Canvas depth is 3".
My pure abstracts are not abstracted recognizable objects but paintings that are derived from color, shape form and line. It is harder than it looks to simply create an appealing painting from nothing but elements with no guidance from anything but instinct. Another angle of my work that is harder to see online is that I use the paint as almost a molding tool in many cases, so the paint handling (the technical term) is also an element in the work. Being a colorist at heart, the main drive for these works are color on color creating something pleasing to my eye. I have a more decorative frame on this painting and have had it hanging in my house and love the contrast of the modern and traditional. This painting is unusual in that the paint is not thickly applied all over but just in certain areas.
5" Rose Gold Floater Frame (This frame will add about 10 inches to the overall size- so the painting will be more like 58 x 58). This is a more expensive frame so if you do not like it, let me know. I can sell it unframed and refund the frame cost.
This painting has been hanging in my family room since I had it framed because I am so happy with it. If you knew me you would know I don't usually have much of my own work hanging in my house except the loads of ones I have done of my children, so I feel like it says a lot about the piece that I continue to like it after looking at it so much. The myth about using no pure white in paintings is one I break all the time. I feel like the way to make it make it work is that I also pay a lot of attention to the neutrals and varying values of whites that are in shadow. This painting, however, is extremely stark white and with almost no variation. I did not go into this piece to do that, but loved it when it hit this place and simply decided to stop. Stopping at your favorite place, and not overworking a painting, is something any artist knows can be a serious challenge. I am glad I stopped. I named it Coastline for no reason except every time I looked at it that is what it felt like to me.