The Candle

20"W x 24"H x 0.8"D

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Nathan Holly


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: brown, yellow, candlelight, candle, yin yang

Media: oil on canvas

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

"This painting portrays the yin and yang that is a candle. One half is the lightness of the candle burning bright, illuminating the shadows and exposing their secrets. The other is the darkness and mystery that exists when the candle is extinguished." This painting is not framed but the sides of the canvas are painted so a frame is not required if that is your preference. It is coated with a gloss finish varnish. This painting was completed on January 22, 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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