The Glow

This is a beautiful 36 X 36 sofa sized painting titled "The Glow", by artist Joey Santiago. With just a couple of chalkboard push pins, this painting is ready to hang and is protected by 2 coats of medium gloss varnish.


 The Glow - Branches Glowing At Night

I love the way the effects of the lighting on the branches turned out with this painting. Instead of using a painting knife or brush, I decided to create the tones in the background using a household sponge. After that came the tree and branches. Lastly, came the highlights in glowing sage green.

What would the world be like without trees? We would certainly miss their beauty. Think about the changes in colors from season to season, the rustle of leaves under our feet, the beautiful green of the evergreen trees standing in the white winter snow. What are some other beautiful things about trees?

A summer without trees would be much hotter. Trees give us shade and help cool the air. Trees “drink” huge amounts of water each day through their roots. Some of that water passes through the leaves into the air to give us moisture. Trees also help clean our air by taking the part of it we can’t breathe (carbon dioxide) to make their own food. As they do this, they make oxygen, which is the air we breathe. Many animals would be without homes and food if there were no trees. Birds, squirrels, bugs,and mice are just a few of the animals that live in and around trees. These animals and others get much of their food from trees. Bark, nuts, leaves, and fruit are tasty treats for many animals—and for
people, too.

Welcome “The Glow” To Your Home/Business

 Why not welcome “The Glow” to your home or business today? This painting will look great on white or pink colored walls. Remember once again, abstract art paintings are there to capture emotions and awaken the senses. I never over price my work because after all, everyone has the right to own something beautiful! Joey Santiago Fine Art!



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It's A Jungle Out There

This is a beautiful 36 X 36 sofa sized painting titled "It's A Jungle Out There", by artist Joey Santiago. With just a couple of chalkboard push pins, this painting is ready to hang and is protected by 2 coats of medium gloss varnish.


It's A Jungle Out There - Not all jungles are dangerous

Some of us vision jungles as being dangerous and wild. My vision of a jungle is mysterious, adventurist, fun, and oh yes, colorful. Unlike the scary jungles we think of, my jungle adventure, is much like some of the ones seen on TV. But this jungle adventure is especially colorful. They encounter various colors as they make their journey, from hue blue to fabulous red rubies. The colors are bright and cheerful. 

In my abstract portrayal of a jungle, you won't find any danger, tragedy, or threat. Instead you will find the colors of peace, tranquility, excitement, and adventure. 

I really didn't have a great name for this piece and it wasn't until that I starred at it for hours, that I came up with what it reminded me of, "a jungle". Not like the ones we're used to think of but more that consists of beauty, soothing color, the feeling of being safe, and unharmed. 


Welcome “It's A Jungle Out There” To Your Home/Business

 Why not welcome “It's A Jungle Out There” to your home or business today? This painting will look great on white, blue or yellow colored walls. Remember once again, abstract art paintings are there to capture emotions and awaken the senses. I never over price my work because after all, everyone has the right to own something beautiful! Joey Santiago Fine Art!
 

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Unmasking Twilight

This is a beautiful 36 X 36 sofa sized painting titled "Unmasking Twilight", by artist Joey Santiago. With just a couple of chalkboard push pins, this painting is ready to hang and is protected by 2 coats of medium gloss varnish.


Unmasking Twilight - The Beauty of Fall

Fall has arrived. Behold the changing leaves, and enjoy the crisp breeze. Let your eyes take in the bursts of color. Transformation is afoot and hope is in the air. It is my favorite time for painting. 

When you feel that first crisp breeze, you know that summer is gone and fall is in the air. Every season has its upside; however, autumn has a particular beauty to it. Lovers of the season revel in its unique ability to turn the world into one big canvas with nature’s paintbrush.
From warm apple cider to camping trips, there are so many reasons to enjoy fall. Here are five things about the season that will bring out the autumn lover in you.

Although I haven't done so in a while, one of my favorite fall activities is taking a drive up to the West Hartford Reservoir. To see the canopy of red, gold, and orange leaves is so enchanting. Such is life in New England, the perfect place to be an artist.




Welcome “Unmasking Twilight” To Your Home/Business

 Why not welcome “Unmasking Twilight” to your home or business today? This painting will look great on white or pink colored walls. Remember once again, abstract art paintings are there to capture emotions and awaken the senses. I never over price my work because after all, everyone has the right to own something beautiful! Joey Santiago Fine Art!



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Beautiful In My Eyes

This is a beautiful 36 X 36 sofa sized painting titled "Beautiful In My Eyes", by artist Joey Santiago. With just a couple of chalkboard push pins, this painting is ready to hang and is protected by 2 coats of medium gloss varnish.


Beautiful In My Eyes - What Are Pink Dogwoods?

Pink flowers start lighter in color, and then get slightly deeper as your tree ages... never giving you the same color twice! These blooms are even more remarkable when displayed against their own dark green background when its leaves appear.

Dogwoods are one of the first trees to bloom... putting everyone in a spring mood, weeks early.

In autumn, these green leaves turn a fiery red, marking the end of summer and bringing color to your fall landscape.

Gray stems with a bright red fruit and a cinnamon checkered bark offer winter interest, especially with a snowfall.

The fruit of the Pink Dogwood is an important source of winter food for many songbirds, including robins, cardinals and waxwings. Don't be surprised if you see Wild Turkey, as well.


 Welcome “Beautiful In My Eyes” To Your Home/Business

 Why not welcome “Beautiful In My Eyes” to your home or business today? This painting will look great on white or pink colored walls. Remember once again, abstract art paintings are there to capture emotions and awaken the senses. I never over price my work because after all, everyone has the right to own something beautiful! Home Decor Art Paintings!




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Rock & Roll

Rock & Roll

This is a beautiful 84 X 30 sofa sized painting titled "Rock & Roll", by artist Joey Santiago. With just a couple of chalkboard push pins, this painting is ready to hang and is protected by 2 coats of medium gloss varnish.



 The Energy That Screams "Rock & Roll" | Joey Santiago Fine Art

This week I wanted to get a little rowdy and a little crazy. Of course while listening to Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell" I had no choice but to create something that screams "Rock & Roll". I did something a little different in which I attached 4 separate pieces of canvas, grabbed some red, black, yellow, metallic purple, metallic blue, and then I let the music do the rest.

Music and painting draws on each other for inspiration and stimulation during the emergence and development of modernism. In this case Rock & Roll.


Let's Rock & Roll | Joey Santiago Fine Art

Ok, so maybe you're not into "Rock & Roll". However, this piece is a keeper no matter the setting. This piece is perfect for any home or business. The creation of this piece was a little different for me but it was so much fun creating while also listening to Led Zeppelin's "Rock & Roll", hence the name.



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Straight Lines

Straight Lines

This is a beautiful 36 X 36 sofa sized painting titled "Straight Lines", by artist Joey Santiago. With just a couple of chalkboard push pins, this painting is ready to hang and is protected by 2 coats of medium gloss varnish.

 The Balance Of Shape and Color

Balance can be achieved with just color values alone. A small amount of color can offset the visual weight of a large area of neutral values. Similarly, a small area of warm color can balance a large area of cool color. That was my intent when creating this piece. Similar to "Windows of Inspiration", rather than to coat the whole canvas in black, I used power colors for my base background instead. For the foreground shapes, I used all metallic colors which includes, silver, bronze, copper, gold, purple, and blue.

Balance through color is one principle that unifies this composition. Although the canvas is filled with 2 tones of black, red, and orange the secondary theme can be seen on the multi-colored shapes. My attention is further drawn to the straight line borders, showing that a small area of warm color can offset a larger area of cool color. Hence the name "Straight Lines".

Welcome “Straight Lines” To Your Home/Business

Why not welcome “Straight Lines” to your home or business today? The elements of shape and color is created to complement those brick red walls. Ok, so not just brick red walls, LOL. The metallic shapes will make any room in a home or business light up like anything you have ever seen before. Once again thank your for visiting and reading! ~Joey

 
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