Thursday, January 31, 2008

Commissioned Abstract Painting - 'COSMOS'- 36 x 60 inches - LaGasse Abstract Art

This is a slight departure from the latest textured oil paintings, but just as fun, nevertheless! Colorful, and full of motion, this painting is an acrylic on canvas abstract.

'COSMOS'- 36 x 60 inches

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Another Commissioned Textured Oil Painting - 'Walnut Canyon' - by AJ LaGasse

This is another textured oil painting, by commission. Warm siennas, and umbers were used to create this diptych abstract painting. Below is a close-up of the texture.

'Walnut Canyon' - 24x36 inches on 1+1/2" deep gallery wrap canvas

Monday, January 28, 2008

Textured Oil Painting - 'Rustic Fossil III' - by AJ LaGasse

So this is my latest textured oil painting. This one has undertones of magenta, crimson, and cobalt violet. I tried to blend these down a little, so that the end result wouldn't look too bright. I wanted this to have a natural, organic look to it.

Other colors used are burnt sienna, raw sienna and yellow ochre. The overall tone of this painting is that of a warm wood (not wormwood- ha ha). Hopefully, I've accomplished this.

'Rustic Fossil III' - 24x36 inches on deep gallery wrap canvas - (2) 18x36 inch canvases

Sunday, January 27, 2008

'IMPULSE'- 36 x 48 inches - Commissioned Painting - LaGasse Abstract Art

This is for my good friend, Janine, in Canada. This painting is part of my 'Ethereal' Series, and incorporates both warm, and cool colors. A triptych set consisting of 3 panels, (1) 24x36, and (2) 12x36 inch gallery wrapped canvases, the overall size is 36x48 inches.

Although the painting may be displayed in any direction, this is the original format (as painted).

"IMPULSE" - 48x36 inches, acrylic on canvas

Friday, January 25, 2008

'Illuminated Bridge'- A commissioned Impressionist painting by AJ LaGasse - 24 x 36 inches

This oil painting is one of my favorite paintings done with a palette knife. The scene is the 'Pont Neuf' bridge in France, at night. According to Wikipedia, it "is the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris."

I love textures in paintings, and laying on the paint like this is great, and I think that it gives the painting an added dimension of interest. What do you think?

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A new abstract painting: Textured Oil Painting - by AJ LaGasse

This is a fossil-textured painting with crimson, umbers, and ochre. The red will darken as the paint dries- maybe when it's dry, I'll take another picture, and post them side by side so that you can see the difference!

Not available for sale yet- I like to make sure that these types of paintings are ready to ship before listing at auction or for direct sale.

'Rustic Fossil II' - 24x36 inches on deep gallery wrap canvas

Sunday, January 20, 2008

A new painting today- commissioned abstract, 'Nitro' - Acrylic on Canvas

This is an abstract painting that I finished today, with playful brushwork, and colorful hues- almost like a rainbow, or color spectrum! This is another painting by commission, from a collector in NYC- (stay warm! I hear it's getting cold up there!) :)

I've been keeping busy lately with a bunch of commissioned paintings, so bear with me, for those of you who are waiting for more auctions!

'NITRO' - 48x36 inches - acrylic on gallery wrap canvas

Friday, January 18, 2008

Abstract Art: Contemporary Textured Oil Painting - Fine Art by AJ LaGasse

OK, so I've finished another textured oil painting today. This abstract has earth hues, and ochre with some white. (Sorry, Tim, this isn't the one we were talking about- unless you like this instead- ha ha). I'm not listing it for sale yet, until it's dry, so stay tuned!

Actually, if you really like it, I could always just put it aside for you. Remember that these textured oil paintings take a very long time to dry, which is why I don't create many of them. And when there are few of anything in the world, it spells r-a-r-e, and exclusive!

'Petrified Forest' - 36x36 inches on 1+3/8 inch deep gallery wrap canvas (deep, chunky!)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

'RIO RHYTHMS'- 36 x 72 inches - Commissioned Painting - LaGasse Abstract Art

A very festive and colorful painting, by request, from a wonderful collector in Miami!
I love creating this kind of painting, with lots of energy! Enjoy!

'RIO RHYTHMS'- 36 x 72 inches

'Carpe Diem' - A commissioned abstract painting by AJ LaGasse

This is part of my 'Ethereal' series, so called because of the 'airy' or ether-like look of the layered colors. Each panel is 24x36 inches, making this painting 6 feet wide!

'Carpe Diem' - 72 x 36 inches on gallery wrap canvas

Saturday, January 12, 2008

'American Schooner' - Commissioned Impressionist painting by AJ LaGasse

This is one of my favorite seascape paintings, done entirely with a palette knife. When you're used to using a brush, painting with only a knife can be tricky! I don't paint too many in this style, so I don't get enough practice, but all you can do is keep trying. I hope you like it!

'AMERICAN SCHOONER' - 24x36 inches - oil on canvas

Thursday, January 10, 2008

'BEDAZZLED'- 60 x 36 inches - A Commissioned Painting by AJ LaGasse

This is one of my favorite paintings, since I love using a full range of color. Ok, maybe you won't see exactly every color, but it's close! This is an acrylic painting on 5 canvases, and it can be displayed with any side up!

'Bedazzled' - 60 x 36 inches - acrylic on gallery wrap canvas

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

LaGASSE-5 Canvases-LARGE Black & White Abstract Art- 'EVENING CURRENT' - 48"

This is my latest painting, a black and white, 5 piece seascape. The moon is surrounded by a starry sky, while the ocean current ebbs and flows!

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'EVENING CURRENT' - 24 x 48"

Monday, January 07, 2008

'Crimson Glow Sunset' - A commissioned painting by AJ LaGasse - 60 x 36 inches

I love crimson, and I love crimson sunsets that let you know that it's been a warm day. So I was pleasantly surprised to receive this request for a commissioned sunset painting- 'Crimson Glow Sunset'. It's sure to warm up your day!

'Crimson Glow Sunset' - 60x36 inches - acrylic on canvas

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Today's Daily Painting - 'NIGHT REFLECTION'- 36 x 24 inches - Abstract Art Painting by AJ LaGasse - Gallery Wrap Canvas

I decided to paint another abstract with mint green and raw umber as chocolate! This painting is 24 x36 inches, and incorporates a vortex-like feel to it. Available at auction starting tonight. Click the image above to go to the auction page!

'NIGHT REFLECTION'- 36 x 24 inches

Friday, January 04, 2008

Abstract Art: Contemporary Painting by AJ LaGasse - 'WARRIOR' 24x36 inches

This is another painting in my yoga series, combining movement and color on a single canvas. Here I've blended crimson red with yellow ochre, and burnt sienna with raw umber.

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'WARRIOR' 24x36 inches - Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Original Textured Oil Painting by AJ LaGasse - Blue Abstract Art - 'Starry Night'

As promised, this painting is ready, and it's up for auction tonight on eBay. Click on the image above to see the auction, or click here to see all of the paintings at auction.

This is part of my textured oil series- very rare, since I don't have the space to wait for them to dry. The typical drying time is 3-6 weeks, depending upon the colors. That's right, some colors dry faster than others, even though the same oil is used (linseed)!

'Starry Night' - 54 x 18 inches on chunky gallery wrap canvases

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

'SOULMATES' - A Commissioned Painting - 36 x 72 inches - LaGasse Abstract Art

First things first- HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that you had a great time bringing in the new year! My first painting completed this year is a commissioned abstract piece. 'Soulmates' is a 3 piece painting on gallery wrap canvases. The overall size is 72 inches wide by 36 inches high.

The colors used in this painting are crimson red, sienna and umbers, and yellow. The finished painting has the black and white paint lines through the composition. I'm hoping to have my blue textured set ready for tomorrow- stay posted!