Narrative: PROPHECY – Its avian design evokes a sense of flight. The levels of the painting, its wood structure and openings create a flow of light and airiness that accentuate the feeling of forward motion through space. The forms, use of color and brushwork captivate the eye with their brilliance. The execution of composition and pattern engage the viewer and create a continuously revealing visual experience.
From the Owner: Despite how impressive PROPHECY looks in photographs, seeing it in person is the only way to appreciate its depth, complexity, and beauty. John has an amazing talent for creating art that stretches the boundaries of conventional painting, while still maintaining an astounding technical mastery of brushwork and color. PROPHECY is my first acquisition from JNFA, but I suspect it will not be my last.
Overall Dimensions: Width 60” x Height 50” x Depth 11″
Format: Single panel, attached to wooden hanging structure (included)
Oil paint on stretched canvas created using only the finest quality materials
The Stretchers: Designed, created and built by the artist, this unique ‘Nature’s Secret’ stretcher is hand drawn and carved with a multi-layered, ridged edge for added effect. The entire stretcher has a convex back which protrudes from the wall.
The Wooden Hanging Structure: Designed by the artist to augment the narrative, this sculptural element is created from African Padauk wood by Furniture maker Robert Post. The art and wood structure are raised from the wall and have the appearance of floating.
The Paint: ‘Old Holland Classic Oil Colours’ oil paint for the richest, most vibrant color
The Oil: ‘Chelsea Classical Studio’ Clarified Pale Cold Pressed Walnut Oil. This oil will not darken, and contributes to the deep richness of tones and hues in the work. This magnificent oil was mentioned many times as a favored painting medium in the writings of Leonardo DaVinci!
The Canvas: #10 double-filled Army Duck canvas, selected for its smooth, uniform surface and durability