El Adrianazo (2021) - A contemporary abstract painting exploring the dripping technique.
At the bottom of the painting, you will notice the silhouette of a woman laying down. Although the painting is done in 2D, it feels as if it had a third dimension.
If you wonder about the title... my childhood friend Adriana is also a fine artist. One day she told me "When things do not go the way I like, I grab gesso and erase everything!"
When I started this painting, the dripping was not going the way I wanted. So, instead of doing a gesso erase, I created a transparency and on top I painted again the way I wanted the composition to flow. This is the reason the painting seems to be in 3D because you see in darker lines the original dripping that I wanted to correct. I absolutely love the way it turned out.
Thus, the title is a reference to my friend Adriana and her way of making things disappear. :-)
Size: 16x20" Medium: Acrylic paint Surface: canvas. Unframed. $720 Free shipping in the USA.
Support Living Artists… The dead don’t need to make ends meet.I typed the phrase “support the living artists” on a search engine and I discovered many interesting posts, including advertising for t-shirts sold online with the “Support the living artists – the dead don’t need to eat.”
I understand that you might like art movements from the past. I do as well. My favorite periods are Impressionism and post-Impressionism. For the past, we have museums such as the Musée d’Orsai in Paris with an amazing collection of painters from these two movements. In San Diego, I enjoy going to Balboa Park and visit the many art museums we have there as well.
At home, I have many paintings from living Belgium painter Guy Moreaux, and living Australian painter Cindy Parsley, and of course some of my own. Although I have two reproductions from the French (dead) painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau, I did not buy them - someone gifted them to me. I would never buy a print or reproduction and spend a cent in framing it because I truly believe in supporting the living artist.
Of course you might think that this statement is a self-serving purpose. It would be if I have not bought paintings from other living artists but I did. I own eight Moreaux!
These are some of the reasons why I want to help push this movement of supporting the living artists, besides the fact that the dead ones do not need the money, many did not leave descendants that would enjoy the profit of their posthumous sales, and auction houses are the ones that get the most from the sale of dead painters’ works.
I list the reasons below:
Thank you for reading.
UPCOMING ART EVENTS
Virtual Art Exhibition - Wednesday, June 30 2021 - 5 pm Pacific Time - Link for exhibition https://meet.google.com/zyd-mjvc-pst
This is an exhibition of contemporary abstract paintings by Cecilia Anastos
Liberty Station - August 7-8, 2021
Little Italy - October 3-4, 2021
La Jolla Art and Wine Festival - October 9-10, 2021
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