Thursday, April 29, 2010

'A NIGHT AT THE IMPROV' | Abstract Art | AJ LaGasse

A Night at the Improv

This abstract painting is a large triptych (painted on 3 canvases), measuring a total of 3 feet high by 6 feet wide. I tried to make the swirling action in this one a little more intense than some of the others in this series -- like you're inside a colorful whirlwind.

And since I did this without a preliminary sketch, I call it...


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Commissoned Abstract Painting for Marriott Hotel - 22 feet by 5.5 feet!

My latest commisson request is to create 2 textured abstract paintings for one of Marriott's Hotels here in the U.S.

One of them is a diptych (2 piece painting), with each one measuring approx. 2.5 feet by 3.5 feet. The other painting, however, is a tad larger:
a VERY LARGE 22 feet wide, by 5.5 feet high. That's 120 square feet of painting!

If you want to know how much paint I'll be using, since these are textured paintings, I'll tell you right now -- a lot!

Now, the Marriott is one of my wife and my favorite hotels (especially the Courtyard brand), and has over 3,000 properties worldwide, so this is a great commission! The other plus is that their logo and brand color is crimson, which is one of my favorite colors!

I'll keep you posted with updates to the process, and maybe some pics as well!

Friday, April 23, 2010

'Illuminated Bridge' - Impressionist Art by AJ LaGasse

Impressionist Art  Oil  Palette knife

This is an oil painting of a bridge at night, done with a palette knife. This impressionist style painting is on a gallery wrap canvas, with the sides painted, so a frame is not needed -- it can be hung as is! Size: 24x36 inches

'Illuminated Bridge' - Impressionist Art by AJ LaGasse

Friday, April 16, 2010

Abstract Art | 'Spellbound' | AJ LaGasse

abstract art painting

This abstract painting is another textured oil painting with crimson and raw umbers, with yellow highlights. I did a lot of texturizing with this one, with overlapping patterns...

Abstract Art 'Spellbound' AJ LaGasse

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

'SO KOI' - Art for Sale | AJ LaGasse | 30x30 inches

This new painting is an oil painting that was completed with a palette knife, and lots of paint! It's an overhead view of a koi pond with several koi swishing around. This is a large painting, measuring 30x30 inches, with a .75 inch depth.

As you know, I have a thing for movement, and of course I wanted to express it in this painting. Probably the most movement shown is in the middle-bottom of the painting, where you see a koi tail almost as a blur. What I like about koi is their golden color, which is a great contrast to the blue/greens of the water.

I finished this yesterday, and because of the heavy texture, the painting will take approximately 3-5 weeks to dry before I can ship it out.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, you can leave a comment below, or email me at one of my email addresses on my contact page:

'SO KOI' - Art for Sale AJ LaGasse 30x30 inches

Thursday, April 01, 2010

'Envision' - Abstract Art by AJ LaGasse

This abstract painting expresses glimmers of light that are unfolding amidst the darkness. To envision the possibilities is what this painting is all about! Stay positive...

'Envision' - Abstract Art by AJ LaGasse