Wall text for the November Studio Artists' Exhibition. Artist: John Breakey, Show Title: Recycled / Resiliency

Each of these works never really satisfied. All needed to be reworked-sometimes drastically- to take them to a conclusion. Some resisted until I better understood whatever potential they held. Others just required some time aside until I caught up with them. Often, I was never really able to see the final result until it was right there in front of me. Their resiliency, and mine, got them to this point.

Whale Tail Cloud by artist John Breakey

Whale Tail Cloud, 2016-2021. Acrylic and mediums on wood panel. The painting is 12 inches square by 2 inches deep. Unframed, $1200.00

Detail of Whale Tail Cloud by artist John Breakey

Detail; Whale Tail Cloud. The work is a mix of iridescent and more traditional acrylic colors on a cradled hardboard support.

Building Glimpse by artist John Breakey

Building Glimpse, 2018-2021. Acrylic and mediums on stretched linen. The work is 30 inches wide by 17 inches tall by 2 inches deep. Unframed, $1500.00 This work has heavily primed Belgian linen as a painting support on heavy-duty stretcher bars. Gloss finishes were slowly applied using a durable and transparent medium. The gold leaf is 23 karat.

Blue Cloud, Golden Sky

 Blue Cloud, Golden Sky, 2017-2022. Acrylic and mediums and 23 carat gold leaf on wood panel. 20 inches wide by 16 inches tall by 1 inch deep.

Detail close up of Blue Cloud, Golden Sky by artist John Breakey

Detail; Blue Cloud, Golden Sky

Detail; Blue Cloud, Golden Sky

California by artist John Breakey

California, 2016-2021. Acrylic and mediums on wood panel. 12 inches square by 4 inches deep. Unframed, $1850.00

Detail of the work, California by artist John Breakey

Detail; California. This work features slowly applied gloss medium that for a durable and transparent, glass-like top surface.

One Single Cloud by artist John Breakey

One Single Cloud, 2016-2022. Acrylic and mediums on wood panel. 16 inches wide by 12 inches tall by 2 inches deep.

Detail; One Single Cloud. This work also features a transparent, glass-like top surface in contrast to the acrylic paint.

Orange Nose Cloud by Artist John Breakey

Orange Nose Cloud, 2016-2022. Acrylic and mediums on birch wood panel. 12 inches square by 6 inches deep. Unframed, $1850.00. The work has visibly thick painted strokes under a high gloss finish.  

Detail, Orange Nose Cloud by artist John Breakey

Detail; Orange Nose Cloud. This work uses Birch wood as a panel; the longevity of the material provides sustained support. The gloss finish was applied slowly in layers for a glass-like topcoat,

Orange Boat Cirrus Cloud by artist John Breakey

Orange Boat Cirrus Cloud, 2015-2022. Acrylic and mediums on wood panel support. 12 inches wide by 9 inches tall. Framed with a wood panel painted with soft white metallic color. 14 inches by 11 inches by 2 inches. $850.00

Detail, Orange Boat Cirrus Cloud by artist John Breakey.

Detail; Orange Boat Cirrus Cloud. There are touches of fluorescent orange here and there within this work. The surface changes hues as you move past it.

Yellow Schmear Sunset by artist John Breakey

Yellow Schmear Sunset, 2016-2022. Acrylic and mediums on stretched linen support. 14 inches wide by 11 inches tall by 2 inches deep. Unframed, $650.00

Pink Cloud, Lavender Sky by artist John Breakey

Pink Cloud, Lavender Sky, 2015-2022. Acrylic and gloss mediums on wood panel support. 20 inches wide by 16 inches tall by 2 inches deep. The sides are painted with a pale yellow metallic color. Several thin coats of a high gloss finish was applied forming a durable and transparent topcoat. Unframed, $1850.00

Detail, Pink Cloud, Lavender Sky by artist John Breakey

Detail; Pink Cloud, Lavender Sky. Transparent mediums were mixed with metallic color to create a subtle, shimmering appearance. The work has both flat and raised areas of paint. A high gloss topcoat keeps the painted gestures together. 

Blue Trapezoid Cloud by artist John Breakey

Blue Trapezoid Cloud, 2016-2022. Acrylic and gloss mediums on wood panel support. 20 inches wide by 16 inches tall by 2 inches deep. Several thin coats of a high gloss finish was applied as a transparent topcoat. Unframed, $1200.00

Orange & Blue in a White Sky by artist John Breakey

Orange & Blue in a White Sky, 2017-2022. Acrylic and gloss mediums on wood panel. 12 inches wide by 9 inches tall. The art is float-mounted on a painted panel support for a framed size of 15 inches by 11 inches by 2 inches. $750.00

Detail; Orange & Blue in a White Sky by artist John Breakey

Flat white color emphasizes the visible sanding and grinding of the wood panel support. The cloud shape is coated with a thin transparent gloss to contrast with the overall matte feeling. 

 Six–Thirty July Sunrise by artist John Breakey

Six–Thirty July Sunrise, 2018-2022. Acrylic and gloss mediums on wood panel support. 20 inches wide by 16 inches tall by 2 inches deep. Several thin coats of a high gloss finish was applied as a transparent topcoat. Unframed, the sides are finished with a deep navy blue gloss color. $950.00

Orange Steel Girder Cloud by artist John Breakey

Orange Steel Girder Cloud, 2016-2021. Acrylic and mediums on wood panel support. 24 inches square by 2 inches deep. The sides are finished with a very pale gloss metallic yellow. Unframed: $1200.00

Detail, Orange Steel Girder Cloud by artist John Breakey

Detail; Orange Steel Girder Cloud.

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