Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
This is a floral oil painting that I completed some time ago- (late 2003). I had a good time with this one- it was a fast rendition of a bunch of crocuses. I like the way that the yellow/orange in the center of the flowers creates a warm contrast against the blue-purple petals.
'Crocus Melody' - 18x24 inches - Oil on Canvas by LaGasse
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
This is a commission request, an abstract textured oil painting in reds and brown (siennas). Some areas of the browns also contain gold, to add flair!
'Cerise Melody' - 24x24 inches - Textured Oil Painting by AJ LaGasse
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
My completed reproduction of an Egyptian Burial tomb wall
This was one of my large-scale projects: (somewhat) replicating a wall from an egyptian burial tomb. This project was done some years ago, and I'm glad to see that the original exhibition is still at the museum...
The original wall is in New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue at 82 St. I took reference photos (sans flash) of one of the walls, and of the reference diagram, shown below:
I also measured the wall's dimensions, and proceeded to reduce the scale somewhat, so as to fit the wall at the reproduction site:
In the photos above, you can see that I have already chalked the wall where each block will go. I used styrofoam panels to create a raised surface, which was then carved by hand to create the hieroglyphics and images. Finally, two coats of acrylic were used to seal the entire project!
Friday, March 13, 2009
This is an abstract oil painting for sale in green and gold hues. This luscious oil on canvas thrives well in a 'green' environment (since we are all 'green' right now), or one that has neutral colors where you would like green to be an accent color!
'Amazon' - 18x24 inches - Oil on canvas - AJ LaGasse
Monday, March 09, 2009
This is a commission request - an abstract oil painting with heavy texture in crimson hues. Some yellow ochre and white add visual interest to this abstract painting!
'Crimson Ember' - 24x36 inches - Oil on canvas
Friday, March 06, 2009
This is another art giclee that is available from my art gallery website, based upon the original 3 piece painting! This giclee is available as a print on Enhanced Matte Art Paper, or on gallery wrap canvas.
'Delirium' 16x20 inches - Fine Art Giclee
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
This is a giclee print, based upon my original oil painting, 'Bora Bora Sunset'. The giclee has the famous 'Serenity Prayer' in it, for those that would like to stay positive amidst all the gloom and doom out there!
'SERENITY PRAYER SUNSET - 16x20 Fine Art Giclee by AJ LaGasse