Monday, August 8, 2016

Dream Inspired Painting Series Based on Geometric Shapes as Light Source

Triangle as Light Source
36 x 36 x 1 Inches, Mixed Media on Wood. $1,550
Copyright 2009 Mary Gravelle.

Inspired Painting Series

Several years ago, I had a dream of geometric shapes as light source. I did a series of three paintings with this theme and idea of geometric shape as light source. It was a vivid dream when I was dreaming, but, as with most dreams, it faded when I wanted to recall the paintings.


The first of three paintings in that series was the triangle since I have a love affair with the triangle. This was fun to paint and required many layers of paint and acrylic medium. The technique used is one of put on and then take off, sanding between layers.

It must really be seen in person to enjoy the colors and texture. I would love to sell this painting to the right person.

Circle as Light Source
36 x 36 x 1 inches, Acrylic on Wood. $1,400.
Copyright 2009 Mary Gravelle.


The 2nd in the series was the circle. This one was much more challenging for some reason. I used only acrylic paint on this one.


The final painting in the series was the square. It was more fun than the circle. And it took a different turn than the triangle and circle. I used much gel medium along with acrylic paints.

Square as Light Source
48 x 48 inches, Acrylic on Wood, $2,800.
Copyright 2009 Mary Gravelle.

What do you think of this series?

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  • Why do I like this piece?

  • What does it remind me of?

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  • Overall, how does this piece make me feel?

  • What location or room would this piece fit into?

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  • About the Author

    Braylee Rush

    Braylee Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist, author, and creativity catalyst and consultant. She resides in Sedona, Arizona with her loving and efficient assistant, Sir Kitty. Her other websites and work are: Wisdom Painting for Self-Discovery, Igniting Your Intentions, Sedona Art Hikes, and Silver Graphic Design.

    Contact her today with commissions or requests for creative work, consultations, or one on one coaching sessions. She can help you delve into your creativity and come out with your own unique expression.


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