Lady of the Lake

"Lady of the Lake" by Jason T. Campbell - fine art painting - acrylic on canvasHad a lot of fun doing this one. It was hard to stop… but I think I’m done. 🙂 It’s 22 x 28 inches which is pretty big for me. I found a couple images from the web and used the basic elements and shading but then did my own thing. As we all know cameras flatten things out. So I attempted to add back gradients. And of course I added extra colors. As my teacher Mick said…. I’m a natural expressionist. ha ha

The Silver Spoon

"The Silver Spoon" by Jason Campbell - fine art painting - acrylic on canvasThis painting was inspired by Magritte and Christo‘s work with sheets of canvas and a little bit by the Occupy Movement. I didn’t intend for it to be for or against them. But I think they bring up an interesting observation that there is a small percentage of people with a lot of wealth. And with politics aside I think they have a responsibility, should they choose to except it, to help their fellow humans in need. Like the old saying goes “With great power comes great responsibility.”

“Night Owls” (Sculpture Painting)

"Night Owl" fine art painting by Jason CampbellInstead of doing a separate sculpture I decided to carve into a piece of wood. It gives it the look of thick impasto with out using a ton of paint. Also from far away it is hard to tell what is carved and what is a 3D effect from the paint. They say paintings are “lies” in a way (tricking you into believing it is a window into another world) … so this is only a half “lie”. A little white lie. 🙂

Painting Sculpture “A Finger in Reality”

"A Finger in Reality" fine art painting by Jason CampbellExploring the world of 3D art a little bit in this sculpture/painting. I carved the finger out of wood and attached it before I painted it. It was fun to watch people stare at it at the gallery show. I look forward to doing more. I like not being limited to a flat canvas.

The Fall

"The Fall" by Jason Campbell - acrylic on canvas paintingA surreal landscape using a few objects in my room and the old imagination. I think the red-violet background gives it and interesting mystical atmosphere.

Don’t strain yourself to much on the “deeper meaning”. I like what a professor of mine told us in my graphic design class “Lead people down a path but don’t make everything obvious”. I enjoy songs that I don’t know the full meaning of… so why not a painting. The title will get you started. 🙂

Meeting of the Magestic

Meeting of the Majestic - acrylic painting by Jason CampbellI always come back to surreal landscapes sooner or later. So fun to go off of almost 100% imagination. I’m tired of starting with a horizon line so I decided to paint what you would see above it in this mysterious world.

As far as the idea. I was thinking of very important people meeting in a simple natural place that was much more “bullet proof” then any building that could be built by man. This place isn’t accessible by anything motorized just a simple humble air balloon.

Yeah… and thought it would be a cool painting. ha ha