Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fire Sun 1

Having caught up on my past sun arts, it's time to post the new ones for this year! And this year I got inspired and created 2 new suns!

The first one, shown here, is acrylic paints on a 10x10 stretched canvas, with 1-1/2 inch sides. The sun itself is done with gold iridescent paint, outlined by a dark red (alizarin crimson to be exact).

The design is actually based on a tattoo pattern that I found - loved the twirling points. I had this idea of doing a hot, fire red/orange/yellow background with the sun sitting centered. I had so much fun doing the background that I got a bit lost on what to do with the sun itself. It was simply white for quite a while, but as many said when they saw it, it looked "unfinished" somehow. The gold really adds a nice touch - but it looked lost until I anchored it with the alizarin crimson outline.

This piece is for sale via a DPW auction, you can get to the page by clicking here. Tomorrow (or the next day) I will post a photo of Fire Sun 2 - the alternative sun art to this one!

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I thought a previous sun was my favorite but have to admit that this one has moved into that primo position, Nancie! It is really beautifully and you've captured the fire and heat of the sun with that background. Really beautiful!


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