April 28, 2017

The Logo Fantastic *SOLD!*

Nitrozac had a new painting up for auction... a gorgeous rendering of Apple's classic... and it is now SOLD...
"The Logo Fantastic". As Nitro describes it... "This painting represents that spirit of creativity and explosion of ideas that Apple's rainbow logo means to me. It also makes me think of all the brilliant, creative geniuses that brought us these computers and software. They created machines that felt like friends and partners more than tools."

You can read more about it

Posted by Snaggy at 10:02 AM

December 04, 2016

Black Apple, the painting

I'm pleased to present to you my latest painting "Black Apple". The surface is a rich, dark, reflective gloss. Light reflects from it, you can even see your reflection in it if the light is right. A cold dark reflective design, broken only by hundreds of abrasions across the painting.

This work was a real challenge to complete. Soon after Apple released the new Jet Black iPhone, I knew I wanted to capture the character of it on canvas: shiny and perfect and so, so dark. And so I painted it, smooth and black and shiny... but after finishing it, I realized something was missing. I couldn't put my finger on it, it just wasn't complete yet. I pondered this for weeks, and then finally gave up... it just wasn't working for me. I decided to repaint the whole painting. As part of that process, I would have to sand the entire front surface so that the new paint would adhere. As I was sanding the front, it started to dawn on me... OMG the scratches were looking amazing! It was just what the painting needed to warm it up and give it character. I finished sanding, and then applied a gloss coating on the entire surface. I loved it.

It's kind of funny. New owners of the Jet Black phone are usually obsessively worried about scratching their new baby. But for my painting, scratches became the missing element. For some, the painting may symbolize the flaws and rough edges with technology, or perhaps even a comment on what some think is Apple's recent rocky road. But for me, the scratches and flaws are like the lines on a well-loved face, or the scuff marks on your favorite hand tools. Without them, there is a heartlessness of perfection. With them, a sense of humanity is brought to the object, a warmth that comes only with use. I hope it helps you look at other objects in your life that may have "imperfections", and appreciate them even more.

This painting is available for sale, just email Snaggy for details.

Posted by Snaggy at 12:49 PM

July 21, 2016

Lunar Eclipse!

I'm pleased to present to you my painting "Lunar Eclipse", depicting a total lunar eclipse.

Check it out in the webstore!

You probably know this, but a lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon enters the shadow of the Earth. To achieve a total lunar eclipse, the alignment of Sun, Earth, and Moon must be such that the Moon enters fully into the deep shadow cast by Earth. This happens once every 2.5 years or so, and it is a beautiful sight to behold, as often the Moon takes on a deep reddish color. A lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth, this particular eclipse I've painted was viewed on the evening of September 27 2015, from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

This painting was a delight to work on. Despite being small, I think it really captures the majesty of a lunar eclipse. Its demure size makes it more personal, like a memory you can tuck away into a pocket. Every time I look at it, I remember the feeling of wonder I have seeing our gorgeous moon turn a deep red color, and seeing all the stars beside the Moon that are usually lost in the glare. During a lunar eclipse, one really understands that there's a planet out there! This sense of wonder about our solar system is a feeling we too often forget, but with this little gem in your life, it is only a glance away. I know the new owner of this delightful object will enjoy it as much as I do. Happy bidding!


Details: Lunar eclipse, an original painting, on 2.5 x 2.5 inch stretched canvas, with a wooden frame. The painting is about a quarter inch thick, with painted sides, so you can display it as is, on the wooden frame, or however you wish. The back of the painting contains the title, the date painted, Nitrozac's signature, and a fingerprint for authenticity.

Best of luck to all bidders, and to the winner, I know you will adore this little painting as much as I do. It was an absolute pleasure to paint and to be honest, it will be very hard to part with!

Item is available for sale, check it out in the webstore!


Posted by Snaggy at 10:07 AM