Arlington

Silver Chandelier, figurative oil painting by Rebecca Luncan
Silver Chandelier
24" x 18"
oil on aluminum
Silver Chandelier, figurative oil painting by Rebecca Luncan
Contemporary realism figurative painting by Rebecca Luncan
Arlington
oil on aluminum,
24 x 36"
sold
Contemporary realism figurative painting by Rebecca Luncan
figurative Portrait oil painting Rebecca Luncan
Vigil
oil on aluminum
15" x 15"
figurative Portrait oil painting Rebecca Luncan

Arlington

Arlington is a unorthodox portraiture series in which I explore the tension between figure and landscape. The ongoing series features my sister-in-law in the fairy tale environment she has carved out for herself. She is the innocent heroine from the tales of my childhood, strong and resilient yet delicate and full of warmth and timeless grace. The magical setting for these figurative paintings is her small farm, where the horses sleep under a crystal chandelier, surrounded all about by wild woods and mountains. Please keep checking back to see the new paintings as they unfold.

In Season (larger works)

Still life painting on copper with oranges in porcelain bowl by Rebecca Luncan
Still Life With Oranges
oil on copper
8" x 10"
sold
Still life painting on copper with oranges in porcelain bowl by Rebecca Luncan

In Season

This series is an expansion of my Monthly Miniature series of still-life paintings in the Dutch Still-Life tradition. Still-life paintings from Northern Europe were at their prime from around 1600 – 1800 and they often feature blossoms, insects and food that could not be found out of hibernation or in season at the same time. They are constructs of seasonal impossibility, pieced together from earlier studies, signifying impermanence and the perception that earthly life is transitory. In Season pays homage to Northern European still life, while also contrasting modern and past experiences. Expectations have changed; perennial availability is the norm now, and seasonality is hardly acknowledged. In Season features combinations of fruits, flowers and insects that occur together naturally, in appreciation of the beauty of the cyclical and ephemeral. To learn more about each specific painting, go to my blog.

Into the Country (larger works)


painting of a calf in grassy field in the realist tradition by Rebecca Luncan
Reclining Calf (Otto)
oil on aluminum
11" x 14"
$2000 (framed)
Available at Childhood's End Gallery
painting of a calf in grassy field in the realist tradition by Rebecca Luncan
Calf oil painting in the realist tradition by Rebecca Luncan
Cheryl
oil on aluminum
8" x 8"
$1100 (framed)
Available at Childhood's End Gallery
Calf oil painting in the realist tradition by Rebecca Luncan
Return to the Wild, 30" x 36", oil on aluminum
Return to the Wild
30" x 36"
oil on aluminum
$4800 (framed)
Return to the Wild, 30" x 36", oil on aluminum
A Silent Gathering (Aspen and Hare), 6" x 4", oil on aluminum by Rebecca Luncan
A Silent Gathering (Aspen and Hare)
oil on aluminum
6″ x 4″
$1250 (framed)
A Silent Gathering (Aspen and Hare), 6" x 4", oil on aluminum by Rebecca Luncan
Silkie chicken oil painting by Rebecca Luncan
Vox in Profile
oil on aluminum
10" x 8"
sold
Silkie chicken oil painting by Rebecca Luncan
Portrait of Silkie chicken, Emperor Vox, oil on aluminum, 8" x 8" by Rebecca Luncan
Admiral Vox (bonus larger work)
oil on aluminum
8" x 8"
sold
Portrait of Silkie chicken, Emperor Vox, oil on aluminum, 8" x 8" by Rebecca Luncan
pet portrait painting of Pony by Rebecca Luncan
Romeo (bonus larger work)
oil on aluminum
8" x 8"
sold
pet portrait painting of Pony by Rebecca Luncan

Into the Country (larger works)

This series started with a group of miniatures from my ongoing Monthly Miniature project, but some of my subjects demanded to be painted on a larger scale.

My father was an engineer and around when I was born, he was suffering from a mysterious illness. Doctors weren’t giving him any answers and he decided to move to a small farm where he could walk in his own woods, breathe the fresh air and grow everything he ate organically with his own two hands. When I was five he was finally diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and though it was an ideal place for a little girl to grow up, the farm didn’t help my father get better. My early memories are few but vivid, with joy and sorrow in equal measure. I loved the animals around me (we had goats, rabbits, chickens, horses, cows, a pig, cats, dogs, a parrot, seven bee hives and a pond full of frogs!) and when I was older I helped take care of them.

Now I paint animals, revisiting fond memories of my dad and the wonder of growing up on a small family farm. The subjects for these paintings, come from my mother in law, my sister in law, my own animals, and from friends. My work also draws influences from the language of portraiture from the Northern Renaissance and the Dutch Golden age of painting. I want to demonstrate the emotional sophistication animals can have as well as their dignity. I seek not only the likeness of my subject, but also the beauty particular to them.