What is this?
Flying Totems is a large blue abstract art work on canvas. It’s created in enamel paint and comprises of a blended background layer of various blues and a hint of mallard green.
Yes! Yes! Yes!
If there’s one thing that really makes me happy it’s having the freedom to create paintings like this. If I ever have to be defined as an artist (god forbid) then you can use this one to do it.
I literally cannot remember a painting that has brought me such bloody happiness and satisfaction as this one. From the utterly dazzling colour selection to the rich blended background this painting has absolutely everything I love about my craft
It has energy. It’s uplifting and carries a swell of positivity that I have not felt in a very long time. And if you think that’s bullshit then click the back button on your browser because this is not for you.
The top layers are a series of pours, twists, loops and arcs that meander upwards (whichever way you choose to hang it) in a spectacular array of light and radiance. I mean, just look at the freaking colours – tell me that doesn’t lift you up when you look at it?
There is an accent on orange and purple for the main underlying colours. On to this goes the rest with white being the one that brings it all together at the end – almost like my Swarez signature spanning the whole canvas (that wasn’t intentional by the way!).
Layering is critical to get separation in between the paints so this kind of technique is as much about timing as it is colour choice and volumes applied.
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