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Open - Collage Oil Painting 12x16

Open - Collage Oil Painting 12x16


This may be one of the most visually powerful pieces in this series. Take all that is represented in a closed fist, then crack it open, visualize the power of the light pouring out of that crack, add a halo of importance, accents of celebration and the combined impact is strong. And strength of spirit is what it takes to begin to open. That moment of is truly one to celebrate.


This messaging holds a special place in my heart and reminds me not to hold on so tightly. Trust, release and let go.


This is a mixed media piece which includes gallery wrapped canvas (12x16x1.5"), oil paint, metallic oil paint, cold-pressed water color paper, graphite, gel medium, and varnish. This collage painting helps express the layers, textures and varying elements that come together to tell the story with more depth, richness and interest than paint and canvas alone.


The painting comes unframed and is painted on all sides. You may select a frame for an additional cost. The frame adds approximately 1" to each side.


Paintings usually ship within 1-2 weeks unframed, 2-3 if framed. Shipping costs are included and the additional cost for the frame is included in that price.


About this collection:


There is a moment when an ordinary gesture or a common movement becomes something more. When a hand is offered and received, when palms open in surrender, or a fist loosens—then these everyday movements become holy. They become more than they were.


Certain positions can represent something greater and deeper than the eye can distinguish. These are the moments that I have attempted to capture in this series. The position of the hands may be common, but the meaning and motivation behind them is hallowed. The ordinary transcends into the sacred, but so quickly it is easily missed. Hopefully these pieces recognize and mark these hidden, holy moments.

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