Lullaby

Lulluaby

Lulluaby, oil on panel

$1,450.00

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A new work! I’ve been playing around with line and symmetry forms found in nature. I would normally add that this is a new direction for me, but experience has taught me that I rarely follow one track for very long. ūüôā

For those interested in technique, I blocked the entire painting in with oil. Paint was later applied with either a palette knife or brush. Hand made stencils were used for some of the geometric forms, and generous amounts of scraffito (scratching through top surface of paint to reveal another layer) were used to support the curvilinear structure of the forms.

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Early Spring

I finally painted an early spring inspired work.¬†I made¬†this with one of my favorite methods of painting-Palette Knife! I would say 95% of this painting is done with a knife. In order to achieve the inlay effect with the lines, I work the smaller areas first. Working with the knife insures a very¬†impasto look. The technique, in my opinion, is a fantastic way to make colors glow and the added surface texture is icing on the cake…or canvas. ūüôā

“Early Spring” oil on panel, 20″ x 31″ (approx.)

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Aquarius-always a mystic

I really can’t help myself sometimes with all this mystical subject matter. I am very attracted to it. I find the constellations to be a delightful combination of science and mythology. At anytime of the year, you can count on these dazzling shapes to appear just as predicted. They mark time and organize the galaxy. With our stories, they are the only things ¬†we’ve¬†shared our humanity with.

“Aquarius” acrylic on panel, 10″ x 10″

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Oregon Coast Study

Oregon Coast Study, 20″ x 16″, oil on canvas.

Another palette knife painting.

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The Oregon coast is one of this countries greatest treasures. Unspoiled by overdevelopment, this beach is a beautiful park where miles and miles of vistas await. This is one of my favorite vacation spots with my family. There are plenty of camping and lodging facilities to make it a comfortable visit for all ages.

Jar Of Mums

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Jar Of Mums, 6″ x 6″, oil on canvas (buy now)

# 2 of my ”90 paintings in 90 day challenge.” This one was done using a palette knife to apply the paint. At six inches square, it was quite a challenge to move the paint around using only a knife, but I always like the thick impasto effects this technique creates.

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-Shawn Pagels