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•January 7, 2020 • Leave a Comment

You and I are poetry together.
We are empty words apart.

Collectively we quiet quandaries.
Alone we feel the peace depart.

Asunder life’s splendor fades.
When merged we become art.

poem © Copyright 2020 Aarron Laidig

and I know you all are here mostly for my scribbles rather than my attempts at wordsmithing , so… here is the original scribble sketch without the words and color tint.

Belated Concern

•January 4, 2020 • Leave a Comment

A little too little, and a little too late… isn’t that how the saying goes?
Too little, too late. Inadequate and not enough? Lacking. I don’t know…

Anyways, this is an allegorical painting of an expressive nature I suppose. Make of it what you will.

Title = Belated Concern. Size = 16″ wide x 20″ high. Medium = Acrylic paints on stretched canvas. Style Expressive.

Prints can be found via Pixels/Fine art America as usual, or… you can try out ArtPal which is a site I am am just starting to check out. If you purchase a print via ArtPal I’d really appreciate it if you messaged me about your experience. Speed, ease of ordering, quality of print, and anything else that sticks out to you. I’ve only uploaded a few things to them so far and they seem like they have a cool setup, but I have yet to start promoting my gallery as I would like some feedback first.

Lachesis’ Fantoccini

•January 2, 2020 • Leave a Comment

Lachesis is one of the fates in Greek mythology. I’d guess you know that if you have followed me for very long. Her main job so it seems is to measure the thread of life which is spun on the spindle by her sister Clotho. Being in charge of measuring out that thread made her responsible for deciding how how long and when a person lived on earth. She also got to decide a person’s destiny.

A fantoccini is basically a show put on with puppets operated from above by rods and/or strings. Lachesis is definitely a master at putting on these shows, and we are obviously all sometimes her marionettes or as some have liked to call them… “fantocci.”

So here it is, Lachesis’ Fantoccini.


Lachesis' Fantoccini painting

This painting is part of my Two Moons series of paintings. You can get prints of this via Pixels/Fine art America as usual, or… you can try out ArtPal which is a site I am am just starting to check out. If you purchase a print via ArtPal I’d really appreciate it if you messaged me about your experience. Speed, ease of ordering, quality of print, and anything else that sticks out to you. I’ve only uploaded a few things to them so far and they seem like they have a cool setup, but I have yet to start promoting my gallery as I would like some feedback first.

Tweet

•December 26, 2019 • Leave a Comment
Tweet Trump Painting by Aarron Laidig

This painting was specifically painted as a closure to the year 2019. One thing I’d say everyone in the world pretty much had in common for the year was that at some point they talked about Donald J Trump, the 45th president of the United States Of America. Opinions varied of course, and the man was viewed in many ways depending on an individual’s perspective, but they did talk about him.
Most of us read about him, watched reports, heard opinion pieces, etc.
I think we all pretty much heard of his tweets as well. Follow him or not, you’d hear about a tweet now and then. You’d read the tweet and again it all came down to perspective as to what you would make of it.
He used the tweet to do something no president before him has ever done through any form of media. He talked directly to the people in real time. No middle man, and no filter. It was instantaneous.
So, the title here is “Tweet.”

You can get prints of this via Pixels/Fine art America as usual, or… you can try out ArtPal which is a site I am am just starting to check out. If you purchase a print via ArtPal I’d really appreciate it if you messaged me about your experience. Speed, ease of ordering, quality of print, and anything else that sticks out to you. I’ve only uploaded a few things to them so far and they seem like they have a cool setup, but I have yet to start promoting my gallery as I would like some feedback first.

Love song at dusk

•December 20, 2019 • Leave a Comment

The original painting is 20″ wide x 24″ high on stretched canvas. Love song at dusk is a semi abstract, highly expressive, slightly erotic, and very sensual part of my Two Moons series of paintings.

It is not the first of the series, but it is the first of the paintings I am posting here. No particular reason for that except random chance. 

Love song at dusk is a semi abstract, highly expressive, slightly erotic, and very sensual part of my Two Moons series of paintings.

So… semi abstract, highly expressive, slightly erotic, and very sensual is how I just described this. I guess that was part of my goal at least.
My main thing here is to combine (or attempt to combine) the raw energy and feelings which can be brought forth via abstract expression type artwork and combine it with expressive visual storytelling. My end result has turned out to be a bit of a visual puzzle for some while others get what is happening immediately. A few people can’t see anything in these works I’ve found as well. In this particular one for example many people see nothing beyond a leg or the moons. I’m ok with that, and I hope that the feeling I am pushing is still coming through.
This series of paintings is all about passion, connection, and fate. Ill divulge more as I go along with posting the images from the series.

Prints of this painting can be had via my pixels/Fine Art America portfolio.

Hair Pins

•December 4, 2019 • Leave a Comment

If you are a dancer and ballet is your life then you know all about hair pins and or bobby pins. Well, bobby pins are a hair pin themselves, so I guess that was a weird statement. Either way… if you are a dancer you have an acquaintance with hair pins of one sort or another. The same can be said of family members to those dancers. My daughter is a dancer. She has been twirling around on the floor since three years of age. Our house is a world filled with hair pins. They are randomly found between the couch cushions, on counters, in bags, drawers, and even pockets of our clothes. The crunching sound of an unseen hair pin being sucked up by the vacuum is a regular annoyance. For the record I am pretty decent at putting a ballet bun in. I use mostly bobby pins myself, but it is a mix.
Anyways… on to the art.
The title is “Hair Pins,” and it is painted on an 18″ wide x 24″ high stretched canvas with acrylic paints.

hair pins ballet painting by Aarron Laidig

Want prints of this way cool ballet themed painting called hair pins? You can get them right HERE.

Once I Was Then

•December 3, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Under thirty minutes of brush time to do this. I figured that because from start to finish I listened to Dust in the wind by Kansas 3 times, then Play the game tonight which each run about three minutes and twenty seconds before I moved on to Don’t close your eyes by Kix which is a bit over four minutes… and finally I finished the painting while listening to Caught up in you by 38 special. Those were all on the recommended next list on YouTube. My intention was to just listen to Dust in the wind to have the right vibe happen, but who the heck can listen to that song more than 3 times in a row?

Once I Was Then is the title. I used oil paint on a 16″ high by 20″ wide canvas. Two brushes were involved, and I didn’t clean them during the painting process… just let them be a color mixing mess. I used to be able to do this sort of thing with oils in under fifteen minutes. They also came out nicer, but I’m big time out of practice. The whole reason I did it was to see if I still could. I’ve not painted with oils since the 90’s except for a few commissions , and for those I went slow and used controlled techniques. My quick oil skills have diminished greatly. It is a bit sad. I originally was an oil painter. It is what I learned with. Oh well.

Once I Was Then painting

So the idea here was to do a speed type oil on canvas expressive painting exploring the reminiscent. The theme in mind was a woman recalling a time of love and passion in her more youthful years and being able to see herself to the point she can almost join in. I feel I almost captured it, and if I’d been working with acrylics (what I use primarily nowadays) I’d have captured it well. The vision I had in my mind was sound and expressed it wonderfully. The vision that came out on this canvas though only hints at it, and then only if you were looking at it with knowledge of what it was about.

I really hate this thing. The phrase use it or lose it definitely counts when applied to skills with painting mediums. Dust in the wind maybe wasn’t the best choice for mood music either.

I flipped a quarter to decide if it should go in the garbage or go on this site. Here it is and it was tails that kept it alive and made prints be available. For all I know it will be a few people’s favorite painting ever. That is one of the weird things about art. Often the more the artists hates a piece the more likely it will be some certain someone’s soul touching work of art. so…. Prints are HERE.