Tag Archives: Oil

Positano Painting

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I have wanted to paint something to replace the Superman over our bed, and I couldn’t think of a place more beautiful than Positano, one of our Honeymoon destinations! It is a beautiful addition to our home, and has as much meaning to us as our Toronto Skyline painting :)

This painting is 30×40″ in Oil Paints.

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Batman Explosion Painting

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Batman Explosion

This painting was commissioned by the same friend who commissioned the Superman Painting back in 2013. This painting was definitely a challenge, but I was thrilled with the results! This oil painting is on a 24×36 inch canvas.

Oil Painting Flower Magnet

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An El Salvadoran co-worker of mine wanted to order a painting from me, but her time in Canada was limited, and there would not have been enough time for a large oil painting to fully dry. I decided to surprise her with a mini painting, which could be used as a magnet. I wrapped this simple floral painting up in an old Ghiradelli Chocolate Box :) As it is not completely dry, the photos didn’t turn out great.

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An Autumn Scenery

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The year prior to my graduation, my friend Sigma & I went to University to get our graduation pictures taken. The two of us decided to do an impromptu photo shoot around the little gardens in our university :) The autumn scenery was beautiful, and it was a nice sunny day, which made for some great shots :) This painting is a relatively abstract interpretation of a photo we took that day. This was done with Oil Paints on 16×20 Canvas

Bayon Inspired Buddha Painting

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My inspiration for this painting was the Bayon Temple in Cambodia. This temple was originally Buddhist, but the 8th King (Jayavarman, a devout Shiva follower) was not pleased. He destroyed all of the Buddha faces found in this temple (And there are 100’s), either by defacing them, or by adding a third eye to represent lord Shiva. Though faded, you can see the outline of the third eye in the photo that I have pasted below.

The Angkor region is known for it’s well priced Silver and cheap fabrics. I got several Raw Silk pillow cases for my mom, and the colours I chose for the paintings matched the colours of the cases. (Disclaimer, Any weird colours you see above can be blamed on my Samsung Galaxy camera)

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This evening, my goal was to start on my Spanish homework, since I am hopelessly behind. However, when I saw my oil paints just sitting on the counter, I could not resist. I grabbed a piece of paper from my 11×15 Canson Watercolour Notebook, and pulled out those oils. I know that it was probably not the best mix of media, but I was just planning to “doodle” and see what happened.

In addition to picking Watercolour Paper for an Oil painting, I also took my “doodling” to the next level by not using my amazing Easel, or even getting off my chair. And to top it all off, I started and finished this painting on the same day. Here is my highly embarrassing work station, along with my even more embarrassing drying rack. Yes, that is a computer mouse. And the towel was there because my dad accidentally knocked my paints on the ground and it made a little bit of a mess. Don’t tell ma ;)

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