Moon Crazy (Luna Loca)
Oil, alkyd on canvas over panel.
Original available: 30" x 36"
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The painting featured today began as an abstract image, a rare venture for me to attempt. I prepared the canvas by stretching it over a masonite, gessoing the canvas, and then applying a spray-on texture to give the canvas a rough surface; and then began painting the abstract image. After several weeks of work, the painting was finished. I even framed it.
After several more weeks, I was "over it" and decided to recycle the canvas, intending to use it at a later time. As I was randomly repainting the canvas, the image of a wild horse—legs splayed out, tossing its head—just "appeared." I was so surprised by this apparition, but decided to "go with the flow." After refining some details and adding the full moon, it was done. I named it Moon Crazy or "Luna Loca." The entire transformation, from abstract painting to expressionistic image, took about 5 days!
This painting always evokes a definitive response—folks either love it or hate it. My son and daughter-in-law selected a large giclée of Moon Crazy for Christmas two years ago, while a friend of mine, who was coming to my house one evening, asked me to hang the painting in another room, out of her sight!
That's the great thing about art: There are different strokes for different folks!
The original painting, completed in 2000, is available for purchase. Moon Crazy is also available as a limited edition giclée on stretched in several sizes, and as an open edition Art Print via my ETSY store: www.CarolAdamec.etsy.com. For more information or questions you may have, please email me.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your day. See you Friday!
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