Abstract Landscape Painting – “Bursting Sun”

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Bursting Sun by Jaison Cianelli ©2009 
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bursting_sun_detailBursting Sun – Detail

Contemporary Seascape Painting – Spiral Wave

Spiral Wave
Original medium: Acrylic on Canvas ©2008
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The premise for creating this seascape painting or  other seascapes paintings that I create, is not to re-create reality, it is to convey a feeling.  When I spend time at the beach I’m not there to paint.  I am there because I love to be there.  To be in the waves and take in the sites, sounds, the feeling of the sand, and even the taste of the salty air.  When I come back from the beach I feel younger.  With the love for the thing that remains with me the most I have burning desire to openly paint this feeling.
I’ll work in stages.  First building texture with paste and white paint.  Pouring paint onto the canvas and flinging paint with my brush.  Once dry, I’ll add colors, pouring on more paint and adding details by guiding globs of paint on top of dried paint with the back of my brush.
This is generally how it goes.  But there is not one set procedure.   The only requirement I have is that I enjoy everything I do so that the painting will convey this joy in its final appearance.

“Gold Sun” – Contemporary Landscape Painting

Gold Sun Contemporary Landscape Painting
Gold Sun
Original size: 24 x 24 inches
Original medium: Acrylic on gallery canvas: ©2008
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I spent a lot of time building up the texture on this one. I really wanted to add a tree or some kind of identifiable object, but every time I added something it just didn’t look right. Sometimes, even though it feels right, it’s hard to keep something simple. As simple as this painting looks, building up the glazed layers of acrylic paint on top of thick dark layers of paint was a challenge. Quite the opposite of what you should do. As any artist knows, lighter transparent paint on top of dark paint does not go over very well. I had to constantly re-introduce my whites. But it was fun. I captured the look I was going for and that’s all that matters.

I hope you like it. I think the canvas gained 10 pounds from all the paint I added to it. Here take a look at the depth of the paint in the sky:

Gold Sun Detail