a garden of stone by scott allison

Canvas Prints

Small (7.9" x 12.0")

Available to buy on…

mixed media on wood. 24″ × 36″

nothing grows here any more.
the cold gravel just bounces the moon’s light back to the sky.
i speak words lost in the sound of echoes.

a few days ago, i was searching through some fcp video files on my computer when I crossed something interesting. it was a time-lapse of myself working on this and 2 other paintings (“time buries spring weather” and “passage between here and home”). i was still smoking back in those days and apparently pabst blue ribbon was my beer of choice. this particular painting was a completely differnt thing when i started but i painted over it. i wonder if the ghost of the original painting still haunts this one…




  • Aurora Pintore
    Aurora Pintoreabout 6 years ago

    This is fantastic !!!!!!!

  • Thanks Aurora! You are fast!
    I am pleased that you like it.

    – scott allison

  • leecemee
    leecemeeabout 6 years ago

    something is haunting it, because it’s hauntingly beautiful…


  • Thank you so much!
    i seem to kind of overlook this one for some reason when i put toegether my portfolio but am always pleased to rediscover it :)

    – scott allison

  • articulation
    articulationabout 6 years ago

    We hope your paintings are meant to be stared at,
    because this is what we have been doing to them,
    to the best of our advantage . . . thank you for pain-
    ting them.

    We are planning a full raw row of favourites for them.

    [ this is a compliment ] by [ Daïnn & Geroge ]

  • That is a huge compliment! Thank you!
    In fact, i do try to make them into something to be stared at. I like to conceal a lot so that more of the work reveals itself over time. i guess i like the mystery…

    – scott allison

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKabout 6 years ago

    This is thought provoking Scott and yes you would like to take a look at it now and then.

  • leecemee
    leecemeeabout 6 years ago

    it’s amazing when you rediscover something from the past and find it displays sublime aspects (perhaps once in a latent manner) that slowly reveal something different-not to be overlooked the second time! (i’m glad you RE-found it)

  • I find that happens quite a bit. Sometimes when going through an old portfolio, you can come across an idea you once had that you since had forgotten which can inspire all new work.
    This piece is one of many sent off to Los Angeles last year and I have not seen it in person for a while now. I think it comes home in January.

    – scott allison

  • leecemee
    leecemeeabout 6 years ago

    wow- your art on a road-trip! how independent of it!
    I hope you enjoy it’s homecoming- It looks so textured and detailed, I’m sure there is much more to it that only the real McCoy discloses.

  • I will indeed… unless, of course, it sells… In which case I will miss it terribly and the void left by its absense can only be drowned in the beer bought from the nice check sent home in its place…

    – scott allison

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonabout 6 years ago

    Very beautiful and textured. Great work.

  • Thanks Paul! I do like some texture. I think it is best when it happens almost by accident…

    – scott allison

  • Phil
    Philabout 6 years ago

    I like this…. raw and intriguing .. Great portfolio

  • bev langby
    bev langbyabout 6 years ago

    The story behind this draws u in even more because u now wonder what was here before and so u keep looking ,hoping to make it out , it also created depth , maybe this is all we will have one day , barren gardens , the way of the world is scary for our children and grandchildren …

    You know i love your work Scott because it makes me think and delve deep …….and thats what art should do………..

  • Thank you Bev! I agree that art should make you think, wonder, and feel something.
    I feel privileged to inspire your deep thinking :)

    – scott allison

  • AlteredIllusions
    AlteredIllusionsabout 6 years ago

    love it—-so many layers of meaning. I can identify with the painting over and having a finished painting that looks nothing like what you started with!

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