Fossil Flora

20"W x 24"H x 0.8"D

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Nathan Holly


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: pillar, brown, rock, spikes, orange, flower, fossil, abstract, surreal

Media: canvas, oil

Size: 20"W x 24"H x 0.75"D

A ancient, magnificent flower is frozen in time beneath layers of dirt and ash. Minerals and stone slowly replace the organic tissue to allow modern man a glimpse into Earth’s history from millions of years ago. This painting is not framed but the sides of the canvas are painted so a frame is not required. It can simply be hung on the wall as is with a small trim nail. It is coated with a gloss finish varnish. This painting was completed on October 25, 2013.

I create abstract/surreal oil paintings using techniques that draw largely on the wet on wet technique made popular by Bob Ross. This influence can be seen especially in the backgrounds. The abstract concepts are placed and created in a more realistic environment. The focal object(s) are created with textures such as rocky surfaces or smooth organic shapes with an attention to lighting and shading that can sometimes be absent from abstract paintings. I also tend to work in definitive color schemes such as reds, blues, browns, etc.

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