Couple Snuggles 3 | couple snuggles acrylic painting

Couple Snuggles 3

Another in the Enamorado Con Amor/In Love with Love series.  Part of love is intimacy, but of course not all intimacy denotes love.  Here it does, and the couple sparkles in the play of light and shadow against a sharply and varied colored background.  

Couple Snuggles III detail

Couple Snuggles III detail

Couple Snuggles III detail

Couple Snuggles III detail

Couple Snuggles III detail

Couple Snuggles III detail

Couple Snuggles III detail

Couple Snuggles III detail

Couple Snuggles III

Couple Snuggles III, acrylics on canvas, 1.5m x .95m, 57 x37″ 

Couple Snuggling in Bed | Couple Snuggling in Bed pastel painting

Another in the Enamorado Con Amor/In Love with Love series.  Part of love is intimacy, but of course not all intimacy denotes love.  Here it does, and the couple sparkles in the play of light and shadow.  

 

Couple Snuggling in Bed, pastels, 65 x 50 cm/25.5 x 20"

Couple Snuggling in Bed, pastel painting, 65 x 50 cm/25.5 x 20″ 

 

Couple Snuggling in Bed detail

Couple Snuggling in Bed detail

Couple Snuggling in Bed detail

Couple Snuggling in Bed detail

Couple Snuggling in Bed detail

Couple Snuggling in Bed detail

 

The pigments used in pastels are the same as those used to produce all colored art media, including oil paints.  The binder has a neutral hue and low intensity.  

Pastel is challenging because it is mixed and blended on the paper or other surface.  Colors cannot be tested on a palette although with the new powder pastels you can.  This work was done with sticks.  Changes are not easy to make, as you can not just paint over things.

In use since the Renaissance, they were very popular in the 18th century.  My favorite pastel painter is Renoir.  

Couple Snuggles II | couple romances painting

Enamorado con Amor/In Love with Love continues with this second and much larger version of Couple Snuggles on Sofa, which sold shortly after I finished it.  

The background is textured.  Like Coupe Snuggles on Sofa I there are strong colors fore and aft with strong highlights on the sofa and edges of the figures.  Smoke rises through the white light of one of the shades, while the other casts a warm glow on the lovers.  The curve of the sofa seems to envelope.

Couple Snuggles II is larger than my other paintings. 

Please contact me for pricing.  I had in mind that the owner would place it behind a sofa or love sofa.  

Ships rolled in a tube.

Couple Snuggles II, large 1.5m x .95m, 57 x37" acrylics on canvas

Couple Snuggles II, prints only

 

In a room

 

Couple Snuggles II, detail

Couple Snuggles II, detail

Couple Snuggles II, detail

Couple Snuggles II, detail

Couple Snuggles II, detail

Couple Snuggles II, detail

Couple Snuggles on Sofa, acrylic painting | Couple Snuggles on Sofa painting

Enamorado con Amor/In Love with Love continues with this expressionistic piece.  Without love what kind of creatures would we be?   

The background is heavily textured, applied with a knife.  Strong colors fore and aft with strong highlights on the sofa and edges of the figures.

 

Couple Snuggles on Sofa, acrylics, A3/8.3 x 11.5" on high quality paper

Couple Snuggles on Sofa, acrylics, A3/29.7 x 42 cm, 11.5 x 16.5″ on high quality paper

 

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Couple Snuggles on Sofa detail 3

Couple Snuggles on Sofa detail

Couple Snuggles on Sofa detail 2

Couple Snuggles on Sofa detail 

Couple Snuggles on Sofa detail 1

Couple Snuggles on Sofa detail

 

Two Men Dance | painting same sex love

Another in the series of the “Pareja Enamorado con Amor/Couple in Love with Love” series explores the world of same sex love and romance.

 

 

Two Men Dance, acrylics, 30 x 42 cm, 11.5 x 16.5

Two Men Dance, A3/29. cm x 42 cm, 11.5″ x 16.5″

Love takes many forms.  We should not oppress it but encourage its flowering and deepen the bonds that hold us together.

Pareja Enamorada/Couple in Love — Women Embrace 1 and II | Lesbian love

Women Embrace 1 and II

This part of the “Pareja Enamorado con Amor/Couple in Love with Love” series explores the world of same sex love.

 

Women Embrace II, acrylics on paper, A3, 16.5 x 11.7"

Women Embrace II, acrylics on paper, A3, 29.7 X 42CM/16.5 x 11.7″ 

 

 

Women Embrace 1

Women Embrace I, acrylics on paper, A3, 16.5 x 11.7"

Women Embrace I, acrylics on paper, A3, 29.7 X 42CM/16.5 x 11.7″

 

Love takes many forms.  We should not oppress it but encourage its flowering and deepen the bonds that hold us together.

Couple Dances III | Couples dance

The third “Couples Dance” in the Amor series.   

 

Couples Dance III A3, 16.5 x 11.7" acrylics on paper

Couples Dance III A3, 29.7 x 42 cm 16.5 x 11.7″ acrylics on paper

 

Pareja: Enamorado con Amor (Couple: In Love With Love) III

The third and probably the final of this couple embracing, this one more shimmery than the others.

 

Pareja: Enamorado con Amor (Couple: In Love With Love) III 35 cm x 29.7, 13" x 11.7

Pareja: Enamorado con Amor (Couple: In Love With Love) III 35 cm x 29.7, 13″ x 11.7

Love takes many forms and we can always use more and can never have too much.  We should not oppress it but encourage its flowering and deepen the bonds that hold us together.

 

Couple Dances II | Couple Dances

This addition to the Amor series explores again affection expressed in dance.  The first version of the dancing couple relied upon contours and left the background starkly white.  Here I’ve eliminated the outlining and given the background a stark treatment.

 

Couple Dances II, acrylics A3, 16.5 x 11.7" on paper

Couple Dances II, acrylics on high quality paper, A3, 29.7 x 42 cm 16.5 x 11.5″

 

Couple Dances

Couple Dances is the second in this series.  This one explores the affection expressed in the dance of couples.

Couple Dances 1, A3, 16.5 x 11.5" acrylics on paper

Couple Dances 1, A3, 16.5 x 11.5″ acrylics on paper