Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This is a textured abstract oil painting on two canvases (diptych). It has deep blues all around (pun intended), and is perfect for those that want to add an accent color to their walls, without overwhelming the viewer with an extremely large size.
'Sagittal Worlds II' - 24x48 inches - Textured Oil - Abstract Painting
Saturday, December 27, 2008
This is a commission request from the Windy City- a 3 piece abstract painting, with an overall width of 6 feet!
'DANCE OF LIGHT' - 72x36 inches - Abstract Art by AJ LaGasse
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
This is a commissioned abstract painting on 7 canvases. I especially love painting these sunsets.
I think that many people believe that this type of sunset is fake, or unreal. In fact, I've seen many sunsets with these colors! OK, maybe the crescent moon appears slightly larger than would appear in real life, but I painted it this way for added effect.
Can anyone tell me what else is unusual about the crescent moon in this painting?
'NIRVANA'S REFLECTION' - 66x24 inches - Abstract seascape and sunset
Sunday, December 21, 2008
This is a commissioned abstract painting on two canvases (diptych). This painting uses warm hues against neutral color to create a a subtle contrast.
These types of paintings work well with contemporary home designs and furniture. I say this, because many people buy art to match their decor, which is a good enough reason as any to purchase art. The bottom line is: if you like it, get it! You won't regret it. You will never go wrong if you like it (or, of course, LOVE it!)
So, don't be afraid of art- just look around and buy some... It will help turn your living space (whether at home, or work- that's right, you spend an awful lot of time at work, right?) into a pleasant environment that will make you feel ALIVE!
'FROM DUSK UNTIL DAWN' - 72x24 inches - Abstract Art
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This is a commissioned abstract painting on 2 canvases. This textured oil painting has different shades of blue, within a 'travertine' texture.
'Indigo Travertine' - Art for Sale - Textured Oil Painting
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This is a daily painting in textured oil. It is an abstract painting, by commission, in crimson hues with yellow. I think that it's quite apropos for the season, don't you think?
'Crimson Vortex' - 24x24 inches - Oil on canvas
Sunday, December 14, 2008
This is a daily painting finished yesterday. It's a commissioned oil painting in textured oils. (Thank you, Yvette, for your order!!) As I've already mentioned to Yvette, it will take 3-5 weeks for this rich, abstract oil painting to dry enough before I can ship it. But it is well worth the wait!
The crimson used here dries to a semi-gloss sheen, and because of the amount of oil, the painting's color will seem very deep and rich, unlike your standard 'flat' paintings!
Additionally, the surface of these textured oil paintings dry to a leathery-like surface, giving the painting extra durability that standard paintings simply do not have.
You can see more of these textured paintings, as well as some of my other abstract paintings for sale on my website.
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'Sumatra' - 36x36 inches - Textured Oil on Canvas
Friday, December 12, 2008
This is a commissioned abstract painting- a textured oil painting in crimson and yellow hues. This painting is on a deep (1.5 inches deep), gallery wrap canvas, with the sides painted, so that you do not necessarily have to frame it!
'Turbinado' - 24x24 inches - Textured Oil painting on canvas
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This is a daily painting that I finished yesterday. It's a colorful abstract painting on 3 canvases, and is part of my 'Surreal' series. This series incorporates a sort of ethereal feeling- cloud-like, in a way.
I think that this painting allows the viewer to feel uplifted and alive, since the color is so intense- anyway, I'm hoping that it will do that for you- lol!
The title speaks of a turning point- when one reaches an epiphany, and decides that something is churning, and things are headed in the right direction.
'Winds of Change' - 48x36 inches - Abstract Art on Canvas by AJ LaGasse
Monday, December 08, 2008
This is a commissioned oil painting... It's an abstract in textured oils on 2 gallery wrap canvases. I wanted to create a melody of movement in this painting, with crimson as the area of interest.
The texturing of the oil paint is pure- there are no modeling pastes used to 'build up' any part of these textured paintings. (Sometimes that is done with acrylics, since many acrylic paints do not have the body required to do this.)
The downside to using pure oil paint, is that it can take up to 5 or 6 weeks to dry enough before handling! (That's why I call these textured oil paintings the 'caviar' of oil paintings).
'Tango' - 48x30 inches - Oil on Canvas Abstract Painting
Saturday, December 06, 2008
This is a new daily painting, a textured abstract oil painting with earth tones and variations of green. This original art painting is a diptych (2 piece) set, on 1.5 inch gallery wrap canvases.
'Bamboo Forest' - 36x24 inches - Textured Oil on Canvas - Abstract Art
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
This is a textured oil painting on canvas. I tried creating a sense of glimmering light that you might find at the end of the day. I think that the colors worked out well with this concept- hopefully, you do too!
'Twilight' - 10x20 inches - Abstract Art by LaGasse
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
This is a commissioned painting in textured oil, with raw, earthy colors. Each canvas measures 18x24, and is 1.5 inches deep!
'Walnut Canyon' - 54x24 inches Oil on canvas - Art Painting by AJ LaGasse