Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
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
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
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
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 - www.LaGasseGallery.com
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
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
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.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
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
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
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!
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.