Vigil

Portrait oil painting Rebecca Luncan
Vigil
oil on aluminum
15" x 15"
On display at Winfield Gallery for the 12th Annual IGOR Juried Exhibition (September 2017)
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Portrait oil painting Rebecca Luncan

Vigil

This 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 fragile. With her timeless grace, it’s easy to imagine her falling asleep under an enchantment from a prick on her finger from a spindle wheel, or from a poisoned apple. The magical settings found in these figurative paintings can all be found on her small farm. It is a place where the horses sleep under a crystal chandelier and everything is surrounded by wild forests and mountains. Please keep checking back to see the new paintings as they unfold.

 

 

5 x 5

Portrait Painting woman puget sound by Rebecca Luncan
Paz
Oil on copper
5" x 5"
Portrait Painting woman puget sound by Rebecca Luncan
Portrait Painting black man by Rebecca Luncan
Courtney
oil on copper
5" x 5"
Portrait Painting black man by Rebecca Luncan

5 x 5

As a figurative painter, I am never alone in the studio. The presence of the person I’m painting is very clear to me as my focus alternates between my source image and the small painting surface. The process goes on until I feel like they are more present in my painting than in the photograph.
The portraits in this series focus on people that have recently come into my life and each painting is an act of recording who this person is to me at this moment. New family members, colleagues and friends are posed to give the face primary importance with the background information kept quiet. As I deepen my perception of their likeness, I explore my connection to them and translate small observations into an intimate 5″ x 5″ painting.

 

 

From Above

Portrait Painting from above Rebecca Luncan
Closed 2 
oil on aluminum
15" x 15"
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Portrait Painting from above Rebecca Luncan
Portrait Painting of woman lying on White By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Open 3 
oil on aluminum
15" x 15"
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Portrait Painting of woman lying on White By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Portrait Painting of man By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Open 1
oil on aluminum
15" x 15"
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Portrait Painting of man By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Portrait Painting of woman lying on grass By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Closed 3 
oil on aluminum
15" x 15"
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Portrait Painting of woman lying on grass By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Portrait Painting of man By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Closed 1 
oil on aluminum
15" x 15"
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Portrait Painting of man By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Portrait Painting of woman lying with ferns  By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Closed 2 
oil on aluminum
15" x 15"
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Portrait Painting of woman lying with ferns  By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Portrait Painting of woman lying on Blue By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Closed 4 
oil on aluminum
15" x 15"
Available
Portrait Painting of woman lying on Blue By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Portrait Painting of woman lying on Blue By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Away 1 
oil on aluminum
15" x 15"
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Portrait Painting of woman lying on Blue By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
 bPortrait Painting of man lying on concrete By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Away 2 
oil on aluminum
15" x 15"
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 bPortrait Painting of man lying on concrete By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Portrait Painting of man By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum
Away 3 
oil on aluminum
15" x 15"
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Portrait Painting of man By Rebecca Luncan, oil on aluminum

From Above

I have an unnatural love of heights. When I was a kid, I used to climb up onto the counters just so that I could look down. I was mesmerized by how the space that I knew so well, was suddenly transformed by a new perspective. Figurative paintings from this perspective is interesting to me in many ways. Being up high and looking down takes me outside myself and I’m caught up in the transformation. The models for this series all had a surprising reaction in common. You’d think that they would be tense, to be in a vulnerable position, but everyone becomes so quiet and at ease. I am deeply interested in understanding how we connect to other people through gaze and expression and in this body of work, I’m exploring how subtle details can influence this connection.