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!