Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Little About My Artwork

©2010, Therese Asmus, "Trees 1"
Acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36"

My first reason for wanting to create a blog was to begin to display my current artwork. I mostly work with acrylic on canvas and focus on nature and color and not necessarily nature as seen through your eyes or a photograph, but playing up on texture, detail and color. This gives me the creative license I love and most often enjoy painting. If there is one thing I've learned through the creativity of my Creator, is the creative license He's taken and that exists in the world. You think you've seen the way a tree should look or how a sunrise should be and before you know it your stunned by the vast differences that can be exhibited in both. A tree can turn every which direction or be covered in who knows what, creating a great variation in color and texture and the sunrise is continuously changing in every imaginable way. It's fascinating and beautiful. I'm also intrigued by the lines and curvature of the woman's body. They're beautiful and lend themselves to being drawn. The curves follow through into much of my other work and leave endless designs to be discovered. The images displayed here are of my most recent paintings and have all been completed in the last 4 months, except for "Woman" which was completed in 2008.

©2010, Therese Asmus, "Dandelion"
Acrylic on canvas, 48"x36"

©2010, Therese Asmus "Dandelions 2"
Acrylic on canvas, 12"x36", 12"x36", 12"x36"

©2010, Therese Asmus "Woman"
Acrylic on canvas, 30"x40"

©2010, Therese Asmus "Red 1"
Acrylic on canvas, 12"x12"

©2010, Therese Asmus "Red 2"
Acrylic on canvas, 12"x12"

©2010, Therese Asmus "Blue 1"
Acrylic on canvas, 12"x12"

©2010, Therese Asmus "Blue 2"
Acrylic on canvas, 12"x12"

The following three images are of works I have completed in the last couple of years. The first two are my continuing exploration of layering canvas and burning through the layers to reveal new color and texture. When you burn canvas you have less control of the outcome, but you can also have the most beautiful color and texture come through, which would be hard to duplicate in any other way. Metal and earth are always an inspiration for me, especial how they both erode away from various elements. This was the inspiration for the quadtych below.

©2010, Therese Asmus, Untitled Quadtych
Acrylic on canvas, each panel is 20"x20"

©2010, Therese Asmus, Untitled Diptych
Acrylic on layered canvas, panel 1 48"x11", panel 2 48"x14"

This final painting was completed for my newborn son. I wanted something fun with a touch of fantasy and this is where I ended up.

©2010, Therese Asmus "A Bit of Fantasy"
Acrylic on Canvas, 48"x9"


  1. I LOVE this piece! It is sooo beautiful. It makes me happy just to look at it :)

  2. Thanks Katie! I did it for Noah's room right before he was born. I'm still hoping to get one done for our little girl too!


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