Path of Enlightenment

36.00"W x 24.00"H x 1.5"D

$500 (Shipping Included)

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Andrew Keola


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: lyrical, abstract, abstract, colorful, mixed media, textured

Media: acrylic, texture, mixed

Size: 36"W x 24"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2018

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Inspiration: Enlightenment, as intangible as it is, is always sought after but how does one know once it has been obtained and what does it look like? For me to express this visually required some meditation. To pick a point in time (to take a snapshot so to speak) is difficult because to me enlightenment is a "way" rather than a "result".

Design Strategy: This image was processed in a similar manner to "Harvest" but with a little less emphasis on the heavily contrasting highlighted areas where heavy textures were placed. I wanted the colors to blend a little more but still have that glowing effect.

Working Process: Most of the colors were blended heavily on the canvas by starting dark and gradually adding white to the canvas as the color moved outward blending with a 2" brush. Once the background light was established, the textures were painted dark and then highlighted with light brown and red hues. Additional paint was added thickly with a palette knife to add a sense of flow from the starting point to the destination.

I am a self-representing artist in Southern Colorado and have been involved in graphic and digital art for 20 years. For the past few years I have been focusing on fine art and painting (especially abstracts and landscapes). My upcoming works will include purely abstract pieces as well as abstract infused landscapes and cityscapes. When an image comes to my mind I have to create it or it will become an obsession. Painting and creating art is very liberating. It is perhaps one of the most natural forms of expression that I use to share my own unique perspective.

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