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Oil on Canvas. (4ft x 3ft)

There is a ghost here…

The gusto within this is my response to the condition my lady bits are technically left in and my emotional response was to mask the original painting in patches. Using an industrial tool.

The sumptuous colouring on this will entertain me every time I sit in my dining room to eat.

Block work was created using an ordinary wallpaper scraper.

“Oily Abstract” was featured in Moody & Evocative (2 a day… NO NUDES) in February 2011

“Oily Abstract” was featured in Outrageously YOUnique (…2 a day) in February 2011

There is power in being able to express something emotive through art and let it go, I find it’s this that keeps me engaged in using art to grow and heal…

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Comments

  • Julialala
    Julialalaalmost 4 years ago

    How does this have no comments?! I love it, oil paints are one medium I’ve never really had the opportunity to use, but I really want to, they have a life of their own!

  • Hi Julialala, I agree! :) I love this – I painted it and put it on the wall in my dining room – it gets plenty of light there. Have a go at oil -Its fun (messy if you are me lol) buy some Linseed oil too – great thinner. :)

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • Julialala
    Julialalaalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks for the advice, I’ll invest in some paints+ linseed oil soon! (I’m sure it’ll be messy. I seem to spill paint on the carpet even if I’m just doing a drawing with a pencil! haha) :)

  • Oil doesn’t come out so easy lol… get some plastic sheeting for the carpet whilst you are at the store :) you made me smile

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioalmost 4 years ago

    I LOVE THE WAY YOU HAVE APPLIED THE PAINT, WITH GUSTO AND CONFIDENCE!! A SUPERB ABSTRACT THAT GROWS MORE WONDERFUL AND COMPLEX WITH EACH VIEWING!!! XO

  • raymondoantonio thank you for looking at another of my works. Gusto is spot on! I did this in one sitting – determination and grit to be confident with my strokes.

    In fact you have prompted an explanation…

    There is a ghost here. It previously was a painting (oil) called fertility… The application of paint over it was purposeful although I loved the original picture.

    Last year I had a while in hospital with two operations, a tumour on my ovary and subsequent treatment- which resulted in my future fertility being reduced/ doubtful.

    The Gusto is my response to the condition my bits are technically left in and my emotional response was to mask the original painting in patches. Using an industrial tool.

    Feel free to call me weird, but that’s how I do art :)

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioalmost 4 years ago

    NOTHING WEIRD ABOUT YOU OR YOUR ART. I BELIEVE WE ARE ALL BORN WITH THE ABILITY TO CREATE ART….SOME OF US TAKE THIS GIFT AND NURTURE AND DEVELOP OUR ARTISTIC POTENTIAL!! YOU ARE ONE OF THESE PEOPLE! XO

  • I thank you so much for your comments and your time to read the meaning. I appreciate your wonderful compliment x

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • George Coombs
    George Coombsalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely glowing colours,sense of light and life here, great art

  • Thank you as always George for your support and your wonderful comments :)

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 4 years ago

  • Yikes! Oh thank you so so much, this piece means the world to me as does the feature – I am truly grateful

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • MattCole
    MattColealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful texture and tonal range!

  • Thank you Matt for your time to view and your wonderful comments… bring on the colours! I used 18 in here…

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • chili
    chilialmost 4 years ago

    Yes i like it! and i like it more knowing that the ‘bruise’ is underneath, healed over but still there. fk the ghost.

  • Thank you Chili for taking a peak at the adapted version – I echo your comments :)

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • Andrew (ark photograhy art)
    Andrew (ark ph...almost 4 years ago

    This is very beautiful.

  • Thank you so much sickem your comment is much valued :)

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroalmost 4 years ago


    Oil is my poison! (Although you would not know it as the time they take ME anyhow, and the time I don’t have presents a conflict of interest)
    This is very obviously passionate. I rarely do my oil work in a sitting, in that my oil work is passionately planned & usually I let my acrylic work with fierceness rather than detail(small intricate detail, as there is alot of detail here)!BUT i LOVE how the bright bits break through the more mottled color, which is really making me want to get off this computer & do this…
    GREAT texture, as I said withe the piece you called (i believe)“lights on”…which, again, I must say was a great observation! :)
    The colors underneath are so vibrant, but I love the overlay & I love that they seep through & are really the focal point.
    v-nyce.

  • Thank you so so much Lacy for another appreciative comment, your continued support is much valued. I would like to send you to go paint now, paint with gusto… :)

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

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