About 'Oracle'  2019


For some time I have been attracted by velvet as a surface for my paintings. I use this beautiful surface and colours to create a juxtaposition between the lush velvet, the light it attracts and the mat or gloss of the acrylic paint which is sometimes applied traditionally with a brush and sometimes used  impasto to create more texture and depth.


This painting, 'Oracle' is a medium size at H 61 x W 61 cm on a professional deep edge canvas (4.5) 


On a deep edge canvas this painting is concentric circles and ovals in deepest blues and lush purples edged in impasto gold. The painting catches different lighting in it's surface and plays with the eye as the depths seem to shift and blur centring around the centre. The central orb hovers like a sun over an azure deep violet rippling.


 The colours are a homage both to Greece and to Apollo, the Golden Sun god and protector of Delphi. 


The work has been hanging happily on 2 nails in my studio for easy moving  but you may want to fix picture hanging accessories for extra security when installing. Please let me know if you need any help with this and I will try to help?


The work is signed on the back in the following way:

Freehand signature 
Text: Sand Laurenson MA(RA
Dated: 2019
Titled: Oracle


Please be utterly assured that the work will be packed safe and secure and we will be able to track it's progress to you at all times. Free shipping.


More about these paintings:


In my painting I often use the paint like any material, to obtain a surface a texture, a sculptural property, more  than in a more traditional way, to represent. I like to work on different surfaces to evoke a particular feeling, association, or thought, such as velvet, rubber, vinyl, wood as well as canvas.


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