Friday, March 29, 2013

@ Sun - SOLD

Acrylic knife work on 12x12 gallery wrapped canvas
Image continues on 1-1/2 inch sides
Available through DPW Auction/Sale

This is my 2013 submission to the CBS Sun library, which is handled through The Artists Challenge Gallery. Each year the web group does a specific challenge called "Sun Art." The photos of the images are packaged & sent off to CBS television station. They choose assorted "suns" to display throughout their Sunday Morning Show. This is my third year (& sun) - my previous two suns have not been used by CBS (yet) - perhaps this third one will be the charm!

I had a hard time deciding on the type of sun I would paint. So many options - I could express spring time, or Easter. My past suns were (a) Rainbow sun dancing across the sky & (b) a flower sun (not a sunflower) with a sweet face. 

As I thought about this, I read that some artists were experiencing a block on doing the Sun piece this year. I felt similar, but I always think you should incorporate a part of your life into your work. Especially concept pieces such as these. 

So, lately, I've been doing a great deal of coding at my day job. All of it in HTML language, all of it for the web. First I thought to paint a sun using all HTML codes. Ok, yeah, right - hello, how much time do you have to create this piece? LOL! Ok, reality check - I chose to narrow it down to a single character - a symbol of today's world of communications. A universal icon of email, internet & code. The @ sign! And so, "@ Sun" was born! 

I used my knives on this one, along with some gold iridescent paint. Mixed in with a bit of cad yellow, pale lemon yellow & Indian yellow. I will say it glows in the sunlight! 

3 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I do remember at least one of your past suns...well, not how it looked but how much I loved it (I think it was the first year you were involved in this endeavor). Good luck, Nancie!

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

This is such an original idea - love your thinking here.

Nanci Hersh said...

I get it... very cool- or hot. Great idea... good luck!

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