Tuesday, September 12, 2006



Size: 8" x 10"
Medium: Acrylic & Ink
Surface: Canvas
Style: Abstract / Realism = Pop!
Artist: Thaneeya McArdle

This painting is part of my new ZenPop series of artworks which combine abstraction and photorealism within a contemporary pop sensibility, referencing spirituality (in the form of abstraction) with material specificity (in the form of the objects painted over top) . The abstract backgrounds of these paintings are archival giclees of my abstract paintings, using UV Resistant Pigmented Inks on bright white, cotton canvas with an archivability of 100-200 years. This series relies heavily on a stream-of-consciousness method of allowing images to arise and suggest themselves. After selecting an abstract starting point, I then choose a specific image and build the painting around the image - in this case, a fluffy white sheep. After meticulously painting the sheep in a photorealistic style, I added a decorative abstract border to the top and bottom of the painting.

This painting is SOLD.

1 comment:

LJP said...

Your artwork is beautiful. It's great to see artists exhibiting their work online.