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Conceptual LP Series: B is for “Blizzard”

Spoiler alert:

I imagine this would be a black metal or doom record album cover.

When developing the idea I thought of a demon who slaughtered in the form a murderous storm. Snow seems so pure and clean, but that could just be its ploy.

The music, I imagine, sounds akin to being caught in a wind tunnel, hollow, mournful, pulsing and its origin and path are indiscernible.


Hand painted with acrylics on 12″x12″ canvas by Vena Paylo.

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Conceptual LP Series: A is for “Acid”

Spoiler Alert:

To me, this would be the cover for a psychedelic dark-toned electronica band.

I was inspired by the Martin Denny record album cover for Paradise Moods. But I wanted to make a darker feeling image. Her hair is a halo around her, is it protecting her or exuding unspent energy?

I covered her face and hair with taped down paper and used a toothbrush with watered down paint to make the sprayed background. I used a very tiny brush to paint the illuminated hairs.

Her eye is painted a faint neon lime green which is a nod to green-skinned Frankenstein images and represents that the (imaginary) music of this “album” was created by “stitching” samples together to become an entirely new unique fully formed creation.


Hand painted with acrylics on 12″x12″ canvas by Vena Paylo.

#MiniMasterpieceMonday: Purple Reign

Title:  “Purple Reign” •  Size 5″ x 7″ • Mixed media: acrylic, record album, canvas

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The thing about minimalist painting is that it’s deceptive.  This artwork, at first glance, just looks like 2 slices of purple, a slice of orange and piece of an old record album cover.  And to explain what it really means… well, this is where I will sound a little dreamy, but art, made from the heart and mind IS dreamy, so here’s the back story…

This past week Prince died and it was shocking and tragic to lose such a music icon, especially at his age.  So, when I sat down and started drawing out this week’s painting, I felt compelled to create a piece of art as an homage to Prince, but not in a obvious or pandering way.

So, this is what came out… the shapes represent beams of light, the two shades of purple represent his faceted personality and the orange represents his movement towards the “light” -both in his art and in his passing.  The piece “Stereo” is cut from a 1950’s classical record album and is my way of communicating that music is a continuum which transcends time.  I also covered the back of the canvas in a vintage record album sleeve, but you can draw your own conclusions about that…

RIP Prince • thank you for your unique, thoughtful music and groovy soul.

Progress Report: Gray Area

Working on my next #MiniMasterpieceMonday painting. I’m using acrylics on canvas, size is 6″x6.”  

I am making this piece as a way to practice painting abstracts. The freedom to create an organic shape makes me giddy -it’s a stream of consciousness type of exercise. 

Final painting will be posted April 11th.