Fire and Ice

$525.00 $250.00

Made: 2018

Product Contains: Acrylic/Gloss Enamel, Stretched Canvas

Product Dimensions (in inches): 24″ long by 48″ on 3/4″ stretched canvas

About this Item: This is a one of a kind piece. Acrylic/gloss enamel on canvas. This is NOT a print or copy, it is unique. Signed and dated on the back by the artist. Sides are painted black or continuing colors of the piece. INCLUDES CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.

Final Cost: Price includes Product, Shipping, Handling, and Packaging Material Fees

Hanging: This item ships AS IS. If stretched canvas, I don’t attach wire so that you can hang any direction you want. This piece can easily be hung with one or two small screws or nails, and can be hung either direction (horizontal or vertical). *Items depicted may not be to scale in images.

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The Classic Scrape

I’m always testing things out with my painting. New tools. Different techniques. Various paints and materials on which to paint. This is especially true with the method in which I apply the paint. But one method I keep coming back to is the scraped method.

I’ve recently grown a fond interest in Gerhard Richter, and it got me thinking: why haven’t I experimented with this more? So I got out my scraper and went to work, with the idea of creating a simple two-toned piece.

And here it is.

Old Red and Blue

Red and blue are classic colors, especially here in the states. It means different things to different people of course, but for me it means justice and sacrifice. Blue is my favorite overall color for its ability to be universally accepted and calming, while red seems the exact opposite – it demands action. It’s not hard to see the resemblance of the whole “Fire and Ice” them when they’re paired against one another. They both compete for attention but for different reasons.

An Artist’s Inner Struggle

When I first made the piece, I won’t lie – I hated it. The first layer of this painting had become a redish-bluish-purplish mush. While the purple was something nice, the problem with paint is that if it’s mixed too much, it becomes mud. Any experienced painter knows EXACTLY what I’m talking about. One too many motions and everything sloshes together.

Because of this lack of definition and run on colors, the painting felt empty; unfinished. I could have stopped, but it just felt… wrong.

So I had to redo it. And redo it again. It took several tries before the colors were the way I wanted them and the strokes were defined.

Simple yet Bold

This piece is an interesting one – I used a few new various of the type of a paint I normally do. I used a different brand for the blue (Clark and Kensington) and low sheen version of the red (of Dunn Edwards brands) than I normally buy.

Because of this, the painting is actually a little darker than many of my other pieces, but it still has a vibrancy that makes it stand out.

Shipping: Paintings are shipped in the most economical manner at the time, which is generally flat rate, protected and professionally packed box, via USPS. No matter where you live, shipping cost is the same, no matter the size. Items shipped within 3 to 5 business days.

Refunds: You can return any piece within 14 days, for any reason. If you buy a piece of art from me and don’t like it, simply contact me within 14 days of receipt and we’ll communicate to get it returned. All I ask is that you send it back. I DO NOT PAY FOR ANY RETURN FEES. Since I pay for it to get there, I cannot afford to pay for it to be returned as well. Once I have received the painting, I will return your money. That easy.