Monday, March 31, 2008

'Raven Moon' - Acrylic Painting on canvas

This is another 'panoramic' painting; in this case, I used 7 canvases instead of 5. The entire width of this set is 66 inches, without spacing. I love the drama created by black & white paintings, perhaps because I've always loved black & white photography, and even the classic black and white movies!

'Raven Moon' - 66x24 inches - acrylic on gallery wrap canvas

Sunday, March 30, 2008

'Evening Reflection' - Daily Painting - by AJ LaGasse

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This is one of my 'panoramic' -style paintings, a 5 piece seascape with the last rays of light reflecting off the sky.

'Evening Reflection' - 48x24 inches - Acrylic on canvas

Thursday, March 27, 2008

'Chocolate Verdigris' - 72x24 inches - Acrylic on canvas

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This is a (2) piece abstract painting with neutral colors, and a mint/verdigris underpainting. I've incorporated the 'Golden Section', or phi (1.6180339) into the design of this painting.

There is some contention as to where the Golden Ratio first manifested itself in architecture. Some historians claim that it appeared as early as the pyramids at Giza. Egyptians used the Golden Ratio in creating structures that had a base to height ratio of 1.6, which approximates Phi. Read more here.

'Chocolate Verdigris' - 72x24 inches on gallery wrap canvas

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

'RavenWood' - Textured Oil Painting on Gallery Wrap canvas

Another entry in the textured oil series- this original painting combines earthy umbers with a hint of crimson glow, for visual interest.

'RavenWood' - (2) 20x20 inch canvases -Oil Painting

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

'Bali Terrace II' - Textured Oil Painting

This is a textured oil painting with luscious greens flowing throughout. I wanted to create a sense of depth, and as the title implies, an effect similar to the rice terraces in Bali.

'Bali Terrace II' - 20x24 inches on gallery wrap canvas

Sunday, March 23, 2008

'The Everlasting' - Original Abstract Painting - 'Ethereal' Series

My latest entry in the 'Ethereal Series', this abstract painting is on a single canvas, 24x36. I wanted to create a sense of time for this painting, which is why I call it 'The Everlasting'.

Time is shown ebbing and flowing, yet there is no indication of its origin or end. Almost 'Timeless', wouldn't you say?

'The Everlasting' - 24x36 inches on gallery wrap canvas

Saturday, March 22, 2008

'Calypso Shores' - 66 x 24 inches - Seascape Painting by AJ LaGasse

This is a 7 piece panoramic painting of a blue seascape with rising moon above!

'Calypso Shores' - 66x24 inches - Acrylic on canvas

Thursday, March 20, 2008

'Ember II' - Textured Abstract Oil painting by AJ LaGasse

I'm revisiting on of my favorite styles of painting- textured oil. This is an abstract textured oil painting with siennas, crimson, and yellow highlights.

If you are interested in this type of painting, please bear in mind that the oil will take up to 5 weeks to dry enough to be shipped. It's well worth the time investment though! The oil dries to a leather -like surface, and you'll be able to feel the texture!

This isn't that phony texture that you'll find pasted over prints to give them that make-believe surface: this texture is created from the oil paint itself! See if you can find that anywhere else :)

'EMBER II' -30x30 inches - oil on gallery wrap canvas

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

'Crimson Passion' - 48 x 30 inches - Oil on gallery wrap canvases

Textured oil, abstract painting. Crimson hues and umber with cadmium yellow medium highlights are incorporated in this minimalistic painting, with maximum impact!

'Crimson Passion' - 48 x 30 inches - Abstract Oil painting by AJ LaGasse

Sunday, March 16, 2008

'Alluring Worlds II' - Abstract art on canvas

Abstract art with a sense of motion, this is part of my 'Movement' series. In the series, I try to create a synergy of color that melds together in a harmonious wave. In this painting, cool colors dominate.

'Alluring Worlds II' - 72x36 inches - acrylic on gallery wrap canvas.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

'Ocean's Tempest II' - Abstract painting

I love doing this type of painting! Even though it's title refers to the ocean, it could actually be an ocean on another planet - ha ha! Or even a view from the Hubble telescope of a distant nebula...

'Ocean's Tempest II' - 72 x 36 inches - acrylic on canvas

Monday, March 10, 2008

'Evening Orchid' - Abstract painting by AJ LaGasse

'Evening Orchid' -72x36 inches on gallery wrap canvas

Sunday, March 09, 2008

'Lightspeed II' - 72x36 inches on Gallery wrap canvas

This acrylic abstract painting has a double loop of motion, with cool and warm colors!

'Lightspeed II' - 72x36 inches

Friday, March 07, 2008

'MELODY' - Original Abstract Painting - Textured Oil on Canvas - 36X36 INCHES

This is a textured oil painting on gallery wrap canvas. Warm crimson meets earthy siennas and umbers in this abstract oil painting, creating a melody (if you will).

'Melody' - 36x36 inches - Oil on canvas

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

'NIRVANA' - 66X24 inches - Panoramic Seascape

This is an acrylic painting of a sunset with night approaching. A crescent moon glows in the sky, as the last rays of sunlight flicker away...

'NIRVANA' - 66X24 inches on gallery wrap canvas

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

'Exotic Elements II' - Abstract Art by AJ LaGasse

This acrylic abstract painting is a 6 piece set, with each canvas measuring 12x36 inches. Overall, this set measures 6 feet wide. The painting is an exercise in juxtaposition, with a play on warm and cool colors. I've made the green a warm color, so that it could be placed against the 'cool' purple!

'EXOTIC ELEMENTS II' - 72x36 inches - acrylic on gallery wrap canvas

Monday, March 03, 2008

'Masquerade II' - Acrylic abstract painting by AJ LaGasse

A colorful abstract painting in mostly cool colors, I tried to convey a sense of mystery and movement into the feather-like strands of color!

'Masquerade II' - 72 x 30 inches - acrylic on canvas