Thursday, December 16, 2010
"Mosaic Series" Complete Oil Mosaic Series, Nautilus, Gemstones, Custom Oil Colors Palette, Intricate, Colorful, Evolution by Fountain Hills, Arizona Fine Artist~Amy Tuso
This series was inspired by "mother nature" and all the beauty that surrounds us.
As I studied the evolution of the Nautilus it became abundantly clear this creature masters the art of moving forward with life...one doorway at a time...until the ultimate journey home to our Father.
The first and last images shown here are done completely in oils and measure 36"x36"x1.5" on gallery wrapped canvas.
The other five pieces (counting 2 for the dyptichon) all have deep layers of black acrylic as the background with oils comprising the intricate mosaic pieces.
My use of black was to emulate the "spaciousness" of time allowing one to sense the floating that a nautilus experiences in the sea.
Each piece took extended periods of time to create allowing the oil to cure properly before adding additional layers of oil to the mosaics.
To view these beautiful oils under magnification click here.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoying a bit of your day with me!
Have a blessed day and may it be filled with light, love and peace....Amy