Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Here's another Daily Painting - FOUR WORLDS - an abstract painting by AJ LaGasse

This is my painting for today- 'Four Worlds', a 72 by 24 inch abstract painting that can be placed side by side horizontally or vertically! Each of the two gallery wrap canvases are 24 x 36 inches.
I wanted to create a sort of Art Deco / Frank Lloyd Wright look to this piece. Click on the image to see more!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Today's New Daily Painting -'TIMELESS MOMENTS' by AJ LaGasse -

This is today's painting, 'Timeless Moments', a 3 piece sunset with a tree silhouette. The overall size is 72 inches by 36 inches. As you know, I love sunsets, and of course, painting them!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

New Abstract Painting Today - GLOWING TWILIGHT- 2 Large Panels by Melelina!

Yes, I know I've skipped a couple of days without completing a painting- I started to move a few things around in the studio, and before you know it, I had to do some major renovations!

I did, however, complete the eagle statue that I got my wife for Christmas. I'll upload the photos tomorrow for you. My honey did however, finish her own painting, and that's this one listed above. It's 6 feet wide, and has a heavy texture to it! Click on the image to see more detail, and to bid on the auction.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

My latest Daily Painting - 'OLD CITY STREET'- Impressionist painting by AJ LaGasse

OLD CITY STREET - a 24 x 36 inch oil painting. I painted this one with a palette knife, which allows for more saturated color. Click on the image to purchase this painting!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A New Daily Painting - 'SUNSET RENDEZVOUS', a sunset Painting by AJ LaGasse

This is my painting for today- a sailboat against a sunset on a 24 by 36 inch gallery wrap canvas. I added some prussian blue to the upper left to add some more drama to this scene. I hope you like it!

Monday, January 22, 2007

New Painting Today - 'CRIMSON PASSION'- Abstract Art from

This is today's daily painting - a huge, 3 piece abstract. Each panel is 24 x 36 inches, and the overall width is 6 feet! Good luck bidding!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Today's New Daily Painting - 'ILLUMINATED BRIDGE' -Impressionist Art by AJ LaGasse -

Here is today's painting- a palette-knife impressionist oil painting measuring 24 x 36 inches. It's a rendering of the Pont Neuf bridge in France, at night.

To see more, simply click on the image. This will take you to the listing with some close-up pics. Enjoy!

A New Daily Painting - 'NIGHT ESSENCE', a sunset Painting by Melelina LaGasse

This is the latest daily painting, done by my wife, Melelina. It's a seascape painting in black & white with blue.

The overall size is 48 by 20 inches. (Each canvas is 16 x 20 inches). Click on the image to bid on this auction!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sunday, January 14, 2007

New Abstract Painting Today - FLAWLESS SUNSET- 3 Large Panels!

So I finished this sunset today- 3 panels- (1) 24 x 36 & (2) 12x36 inch gallery wrap canvases.

I decided to create a glowing, yet simple sunset that would look great on a wall, and not command all of the attention from the rest of the room like some of my paintings (sorry!)

So this one is for those who just want a peaceful place to contemplate the beauty that God brings us, if we only take time to look!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

A New Daily Painting - NEW AGE, an Abstract Painting by AJ LaGasse

Today's daily painting is a 72 x 36 inch abstract in blues called 'New Age'.

Three gallery wrap canvases, eaxh measuring 24 x 36 inches make up this large set.

Click the pic for more!

Friday, January 12, 2007

LaGASSE Original Painting- Modern Abstract Textured OIL Art -ESCAPE TO SAN JUAN

This is my daily painting for today - a 24 x 36 inch oil painting done with a palette knife.

As you may know, I love paintings sunsets, and this one is in San Juan, Puerto Rico!

The sides of this gallery wrap canvas are painted, so there's no need to frame it, but you may, if you wish.

Click on the image to see more!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Eagle progress

This is a shot of the eagle after a special glaze of umber and blues were painted on, and then rubbed off. It gives the statue the look of an actual bronze statue!

I will still tone this down a little later, since, I want the statue to be more realistic than bronze. In real life, the bald eagle's feathers are brown to blue/black, so I'll darken them a bit. I'll also paint the feet and beak yellow, and of course the white tail feathers, etc.

Eagle progress

This is the statue after the copper-brass coat of paint. This is meant to partially show through the next layers of paint.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Here's another Daily Painting - AMERICAN SCHOONER- an impressionist painting by AJ LaGasse

This is today's latest painting -a 24 x 36 inch oil painting of a four masted schooner, painted with a palette knife.

Two smaller sailboats are in the background, against a sunset.


Monday, January 08, 2007

Latest Daily Painting by AJ LaGasse - 'AUTUMN GLOW'

This is my painting for today, a departure from the large abstracts. I decided to revisit my oil texture paintings done with a palette knife (painting knife for those who want to be technical), giving an overall impressionistic feel to the scene.

Please click on the image to see more!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Eagle Statue is coming along...

This is what he looked like after a coat of gesso as a primer.

Next, I applied a mixture of copper and brass paint:

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Daily Painting - TURBO LIGHT by AJ LaGasse

Hey, I've been working on several projects at once, but I managed to finish this today - a 3 piece abstract called ' Turbo Light'. Click the image for more pics!

Friday, January 05, 2007

A New Daily Painting - 'INDIGO SHURIKEN' - ABSTRACT Textured Oil Painting by AJ LaGasse

Here's todays painting- a textured oil painting with deep blues and white highlights that represent a japanese shuriken , used for throwing, and sometimes stabbing. The shuriken was originally used by ninja warriors.

I've been a martial arts enthusiast since my childhood, after watching Bruce Lee on the big screen. His best moves were definitely in 'Enter the Dragon', and although I've had formal training in several styles, I completely understand Bruce's take on creating your own style from many styles. You can never have too much information, and no single style is 'better' than others. For example, his original formal training in Wing Chun never included the types of kicks that he was noted for in his movies. Most of his kicks in the movies were Tae Kwon Do based, IMO. His own style of fighting, Jeet Kune Do, actually discouraged high kicks, since they tend to leave you open to your opponent.

Anyway, check out the painting!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A New Daily Painting - 'EPIPHANY', an Abstract Painting by AJ LaGasse

This is today's daily painting- a 3 piece abstract, overall size is 72 x 36 inches. (Each panel is 24 x 36 inches). I've incorporated some earthtones in this set, so click on the picture to see it up close!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Yeah, I know I'm a little late, but I've actually been working on several commissions. That's why I haven't posted a daily painting for a few days. Not to mention that I took a day off (yes, an ENTIRE day!).

Now that I've de-compressed and re-charged :) , I'm ready to try to have something for you tomorrow. So check back, and see what I cook up!

PS- I've also been busy painting an eagle statue that I bought my wife for Christmas.

The upper part of this eagle is what it looked like when we got it. The lower portion is the gesso coat that I started to apply as a base coat.