AVAILABLE ART new abstract florals and cows FOR SALE


please contact  the artist via gfastaia@gmail.com to inquire about purchasing a painting


''Poppies in tall vase'' 24x12x2 framed   $495.00
"Flowers in vase'' 30x30. framed, oil 2017          




"poppies in tall vase 2" 24x12x2, (framed) $495.00
"Watery Vase" 20x16x2 (framed) oil  2017.

"My Process



I believe that what you discard or cover up in a painting is as important as what remains visible. The impetus behind every mark I make on the canvas is to “transform the mistake". I re-use old canvases, actively damaging and rebuilding the surface to affirm a concept of beauty in which our scars make us complex and whole. I have been refining an experimental technique for removing layers of paint which I call a lift. This unorthodox process reveals ghosts of underlying imagery and has become my own form of storytelling: visually communicating abstract concepts of impermanence and fragility. The process is completely unpredictable. By giving up control, I am forced to stay lighthearted and adaptable to the paintings evolution. There is liberation in non-attachment, and it is this irreverence which has, at its core, a fearless leap of faith.

                                                                                          

                                                  














STAGE ONE
sketched in figures,added tone, added soap for first reveal,washed with water


STAGE TWO
STAGE TWO
(detail) added light blue scumbling,tightening and defining overall design,  keeping to a limited palette of warm pinkbrowns


FINAL STAGE in the LIFT PROCESS