So, I've been hard at work in the studio lately and am pretty excited about where PaperCanvasEtc is going in 2016! Ever since I started my journey back to design and art, I've been working my way to creating bigger & bigger artwork. You see, I've had this large-scale artwork idea in my head for some time now (like several years), but until recently haven't had the capability to implement it. Now I have the capacity to create these huge pieces, and I love large scale art for its bold graphic nature.
When we moved into our house last summer, I knew that I wanted an oversize piece to go over my computer area. I dreamed about this painting, as I do most of my artwork. This is going to sound pretty crazy (I really hope you don't tune me out here), but I do actually dream about my paintings and its how I create & conceptualize my artwork. The idea will hound me like a pesky mosquito until I get it down on paper, canvas or whatever it demands to be on. This was truly the inspiration for the name of my little project here, PaperCanvasEtc. I never know what I'm going to create, it just comes to me, and I have to execute it in the way that it demands whether that be on paper (my watercolors), canvas (acrylic/oil) or whatever (mixed media). Its almost annoying as these ideas are like a finger poking me in the ribs until I complete them, but I feel most alive when I'm painting these pieces.
This painting, called "The Expansion of Time," is the first of a series I've started working on that explores the Golden Ratio & geometric concepts in art through placement, color and shape. I've been reading a lot lately about ancient mathematicians and their integration of various disciplines through art. Its pretty fascinating stuff, and I feel so fortunate to be able to finally execute my ideas in the proper way and size. This piece was completed on canvas with acrylic paints and is set off with a distressed, floating, silver frame. The muted colors of pinks, purples, blues & yellows are in direct contrast to the bold graphic interjections of black that makes me think of the beginning of time and our universe - their constant expansion and omnipotence. The texture in this painting is so dimensional and every square inch is like looking at a separate painting within a larger context. It was truly a joy to create. Be on the lookout in the near future for more large scale pieces, which I will post on this blog & our Facebook page, PaperCanvasEtc - give us a like, so you don't miss any art, inspiration or riveting ideas! If you are in need of a special piece for your home or business, I also offer commission work, as well, that provides purposeful, meaningful and beautiful abstract work. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and as always - Happy Designing!