Portrait Paintings of the Marsden’s

Finishing up my latest Monthly Miniature of Olwyn Marsden, I thought it would be fun to see a portrait I painted of her when she was little, along with portrait paintings of her parents and don’t forget the dog! Nippy has sadly passed, but his joy of car-rides lives on. All of these paintings are in the Marsden collection. Go to Tim Marsden’s website to see his artwork.

Mother Daughter Double sided, interactive oil Painting on Copper by Seattle artist Rebecca Luncan

Transfiguration 20, Mother & Daughter
oil on rotating copper panels (double sided painting)
7.5″ x 5″ x 3.5″ (framed)

 

Portrait of an artist Double sided, interactive oil Painting on Copper by Seattle artist Rebecca Luncan

Transfiguration 21 
oil on rotating copper panels (double sided painting)
7.5″ x 5″ x 3.5″ (framed)

 

Long haired dachshund oil painting

Nippy, Oil on aluminum, 5 1/4″ x 9 1/2″

The portrait paintings of Tim, Sandy and Olwyn are from a series of interactive paintings. The viewer can spin a small knob at the underside of the shadowbox frame and spin the image to view another painting on the other side. You can see more of these paintings in my interactive painting gallery.

The portrait of Nippy was a finalist in the 2016 ARC Salon Competition.

My new Gallery of Interactive Paintings is up Featuring Animated Images

interactive oil painting of gypsy by Rebecca LuncanPainting on metal has many advantages and allowing me to make sculptural paintings is definitely one of them.

The interactive painting series was an especially exciting revelation for me. In my early years of art school, I was undecided between sculpture and painting and took several sculpture classes. Though I did enjoy sculpting, it became clear early on that painting was my true passion. I love how these paintings combine my love of painting with a playful sculptural element that has always intrigued me. They are difficult to make since everything has to be perfectly aligned, all of the frames are custom made, and I have to epoxy finished paintings together (very stressful!). I must love making them, though! I’ve made over 40 of these pieces over the years and I’m still making them as commissioned pieces.

The gallery features a sampling of these paintings and for those of you that haven’t had a chance to play with these paintings in person, many of the images are animated to help clarify how these paintings work. I hope you’ll take a look!!

 

 

Shadowbox: Group Show at Ghost Gallery

interactive oil painting of Sisters by Rebecca Luncan

Two of my double-sided paintings will be included in a show at Ghost Gallery this month!

Though the theme of “shadowbox” seems specific, the work will be extremely varied in subject matter and the use of materials (from taxidermy to crochet and everything in between). The exhibition features more than thirty local & national female-identifying artists. I’m looking forward to seeing my paintings displayed in such a diverse context and I hope some of you locals out there can make it!  Here’s the Facebook Invite.

The artist reception is from 5:00 – 9:00 during Capitol Hill’s Second Thursday Artwalk on August 13th. Show is open August 13th – September 3rd, 2015. 

Ghost Gallery, 504 E Denny Way, Seattle, WA (entrance faces Olive Way) Hours: TUE-FRI 11-7pm, SAT-SUN 11-6pm Monday by Appt

Double sided interactive oil painting of Solider going to war by Rebecca Luncan

Participating artists include:

Amber Imrie-Situnayake (CA)
Amber Maykut (Brooklyn)
Anastasia Zielinski
Anne La Fever
Bunneah Munkeah
Caitlin McCormack (PA)
Clarita Hinojosa
Crystal Blanchflower
Danielle Schlunegger (CA)
Domonique Alesi (PA)
Donia (NYC)
Elizabeth Arzani
Emily Marie Clark
Holly Martz
Ilona Brustad
Inna Peck
Jessica Bonin
Jody Joldersma
Kaitlin Beckett (Melbourne)
Karla Fuller-Palmer
Krisna Schumann
Kristine Helgager
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Lisa Mei Ling Fong
Michelle Smith-Lewis
Meredith Stafford
Patricia Sullivan (NJ)
Rebecca Luncan
Rebecca Reeves (PA)
Shayna Yasuhara (CA)
Whitney Bashaw
Zoë Williams (NY)

 

Double-Sided (secret!) Portrait Paintings

Double-Sided oil painting, adult and child Rebecca Luncan

Sasha, as Adult and Child
oil on rotating aluminum panels
6.75″ x 5.5″ x 3.5″ (framed)

A wedding and 75th birthday (the two events happened just a day apart!) were marked by the gift of these two paintings.

Bill delivered them into the hands of his new husband whose daughters are featured in these double-sided portraits: two beautiful sisters, painted in turn as cute little girls and then as lovely, happy adults. I was very impressed at how Bill was able to keep the commission secret from the whole family as he scoured every nook and cranny to find the perfect images. He found the ones from when they were kids hiding in a box in the garage.

A gallery is in the works of more interactive double-sided paintings for the website. I love the endless possibilities and have made many variations on this theme. Keep an eye out for it in the next few weeks. Until then, you’re welcome to take a look at my gallery of portrait commissions, which includes both traditional one-sided and multi-sided works.

My heartfelt congratulations to the newly-wedded couple and their family! It was a pleasure and an honor to paint your daughters.

Double-Sided oil painting, adult and child Rebecca Luncan

Colby, as Adult and Child
oil on rotating aluminum panels
6.75″ x 5.5″ x 3.5″ (framed)