Friday Art Crawl: Sun and Moon Painting Set

Happy #FriYay!!!

Every Friday, I like to feature a different artist and their work. Sometimes you’ll even see my own artwork featured. It’s a nice way to get to know different artists, their creative process, and the story behind some of their works of art.

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This week I’m going back to basics and showcasing a work of my own art. I have loved getting to know different artists and featuring them on Friday Art Crawl. It’s so inspiring to see different styles, and works of art from paintings to photography, handmade jewelry, and other goods. And don’t worry, I won’t talk about myself too much! We’ll be back to regularly scheduled Friday Art Crawl features next week!

I want to introduce you to Sun and Moon, a two canvas acrylic painting set. It is one of my favorite paintings that I’ve ever done. (Although, I feel like I say that about every painting!)

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When I bought the canvases, they came packaged together and I knew instantly what I wanted to do with them. I didn’t even have to get them home or unwrap them. I could already see in my head what the painting was going to look like.

I think the reason this painting set is one of my favorites is because of my obsession with anything that has to do with the sky, or space. I have always had a such an appreciation for astronomy especially ever since I took an astronomy class in college.

I can’t really explain it. There is so much beauty that I can’t help but admire it every single time I look up. I find so much inspiration in the constant change of colors and light. There is always so much to see and feel.

I painted Sun and Moon in acrylic using a technique where I apply the paint very quickly to blend the colors without mixing them. It’s a very similar technique to impasto painting.

Once the sun and the moon took shape I made the decision to add the eyes. An open eye for the moon and a closed eye for the sun. At first, I considered doing the opposite because of the natural association of the sun with daytime and being awake, and the moon with night time and being asleep but as I do with most of my paintings, I did what felt right.


Sun and Moon is two 12in x 24in canvases currently hanging in my living room but is itching for its forever home. Head to my gallery to purchase.


Thanks for stopping by for Friday Art Crawl! Make sure you check out last week's featured artist, Erin Hollon of Lula May Design!

xoxo
Ilona

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