Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Tranquilité Cosmique

Size: 18" x 24" x 1.5"
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Style: Abstract / Realism
Artist: Thaneeya McArdle

This highly textured painting is part of my new Synchronal Variety series. These paintings combine decorative abstraction and meticulous photorealism in a contemporary wabi-sabi aesthetic. Wabi-sabi refers to the traditional Japanese aesthetic of appreciating things that are impermanent, imperfect, and incomplete. This ideal manifests itself in the abstract background of the piece, which is comprised of many textural layers, overlaid with delicate designs. The dark purple paint in the top section has a slight iridescent sheen, causing the pigment to subtly reflect light, depending on the lighting conditions. Two horses graze contentedly in this peaceful picture, as three hot air balloons float serenely in the sky above. The soft light blue resembles a calm clear sky and is adorned with an ethereal pattern of flowers and clovers. The colors and subject matter of this piece create a painting that is simultaneously festive and tranquil. The 1.5" thick edges of this painting are painted black, making this painting ready to hang directly onto the wall without a frame.

This painting is SOLD.

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