This is a stunning piece. Mounted on cradled birch for ease of hanging, no framing required!
Mary Lea Bradley, 1022 Untitled, acrylic on paper, 20 x 28 inches
Shades of gray and turmeric on top of a background in rust and black give this painting both mystery and punch. Available at the introductory price until the end of the month.
February’s featured painting has quite a long history. It started at the end of 2008 as mixed media on canvas. I went to the fabric store and bought fabric in shades of brown which I cut with scissors into circles. Then put them in the washing machine so that the edges would be frayed. After that I glued them all to the canvas like shingles on the side of a house. When it was done I sealed it with several coats of gloss varnish. It looked like this…
I loved it but the gallery hated it and it ended up in the studio gathering dust. In 2010 I dragged it out and painted the whole thing white. That was a little boring so I added a few shadows.
This time I didn’t really love it but the gallery did. It hung there for a while, but never sold. Eventually it returned to my studio to gather more dust.
The last transformation happened after having coffee with an artist friend of mine last fall. We were talking about different techniques and suddenly the light bulb went on and I knew what I wanted to do with the painting. This is what it looks like now.
I love it again and know that it will find a happy home this time after the final transformation. Here’s the link:
New Painting For The New Year!
I’ve decided that in 2013 I would like to feature one painting every month at an introductory price. This painting is on sale for $850 until the end of January. After that it will go up to the regular retail price of $1150.
This is a beautiful painting in dark raisin, red sienna, turmeric and shades of blue. Click on the link to go to the painting.