RAKU SERIES - ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

My Raku series incorporates my love of raku pottery, my fascination of Japanese Kanji characters, and my passion in woodworking.   Raku means "enjoyment", "comfort" or "ease" in Japanese.  I use acrylic texture that resembles raku pottery; thin pieces of wood to form parts of Kanji symbols; and deeply saturated color.  These abstract paintings are midcentury modern meets Asia.


Raku Green Gold Triptych - Abstract Painting

Each of the three paintings are 24" x 36" x 1.5" museum gallery wrapped canvas (72 inches’ width overall).  The sides are painted black so framing is optional.  It is wired and ready to hang.   I added a photo showing what they could look like if framed hanging on a wall (this triptych is sold unframed).  $3,100 - SOLD, but we can custom order in your favorite colors.


Abundance - abstract painting

Abundance is an offshoot of my raku series and incorporates my love of raku pottery, my fascination of Japanese Kanji symbols, and my passion in woodworking.  I use acrylic texture that resembles raku pottery, thin pieces of wood to form parts of Kanji characters, and deeply saturated color.  The stylized Japanese kanji characters in the center of this piece means abundance, wealth, or enrichment. The painting is on 40” x 16" x 1.5" museum-quality gallery wrapped canvas and is wired and ready to hang.  The cobalt-blue color in this piece is gorgeous!  $1,200

I can also do Chinese or Korean characters and have any inspirational message you would like.


Brushstroke Raku II - abstract painting

Brushstroke Raku is on 24" x 36" x 1.5 museum gallery wrapped canvas and painted in bronze and black - a very rich and elegant combination.  The kanji character means "brushstroke".  The sides are painted black so framing is optional.  It is wired and ready to hang.  $1000  


Blessings - abstract painting

Blessings is an offshoot of my raku series and incorporates my love of raku pottery, my fascination of Japanese Kanji symbols, and my passion in woodworking.  I use acrylic texture that resembles raku pottery, thin pieces of wood to form parts of Kanji characters, and deeply saturated color.  The stylized Japanese kanji characters in the center of this piece means blessings, fortune, or luck. The painting is on 40” x 16" x 1.5" museum-quality gallery wrapped canvas and is wired and ready to hang.  The turquoise color in this piece is gorgeous!  $1,200

I can also do Chinese or Korean characters and have any inspirational message you would like.

 


YinYang - abstract painting

“YinYang” is an offshoot of my raku series and incorporates my love of raku pottery, my fascination of Japanese Kanji symbols, and my passion in woodworking.  I use acrylic texture that resembles raku pottery, thin pieces of wood to form the center portion, and deeply saturated color.  The stylized Japanese kanji characters in the center of this piece is Yin and Yang. The painting is on 40” x 16" x 1.5" museum-quality gallery wrapped canvas and is wired and ready to hang.  It is the perfect size where you need length or for a narrow wall.  The red in this piece is stunning! $1,200


Raku Turquoise I - abstract painting

Raku Turquoise I is on 24" x 36" x 1.5 museum gallery wrapped canvas.  The sides are painted black so framing is optional.  It is wired and ready to hang.  $1000


Contrast Raku - Framed - abstract painting

Contrast is black and white, with a hint of a very soft baby yellow. This painting is on 24" x 24" x 1.5" museum gallery wrapped canvas and framed in a black contemporary "floating frame".  It is wired and ready to hang.  $800


Purity - abstract painting

"Purity" is an offshoot of my raku series and incorporates my love of raku pottery, my fascination of Japanese Kanji symbols, and my passion in woodworking.  I use acrylic texture that resembles raku pottery, thin pieces of wood to form parts of Kanji symbols, and deeply saturated color.  The Japanese kanji symbol in this piece means “without poison”.  This symbol is used by athletes, the straight edge subculture, and others who live a drug free life and was my inspiration for this piece.  The painting is on 40” x 16" x 1.5" museum-quality gallery wrapped canvas and is wired and ready to hang.  The red in this piece is gorgeous!  $1200

I can also do Chinese or Korean characters and have any inspirational message you would like.