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Jimi’s Voodoo Vibes, in Progress

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Jimi Hendrix Vibes, oil painting in progress, Tiffany Davis-Rustam

Don’t you just dig Jimi Hendrix, and the way he makes his magic voodoo guitar sing?

I’ve been experimenting with synesthesia lately, which in painting can be interpreted as SEEing sounds or vibration. For this painting, I started drawing to Jimi’s music with my eyes closed, and channeled the sound through my pencil. It was so fun and brings me an even deeper appreciation of his music!

I’ve continued to listen to Jimi as I paint this canvas, and here you can see how the soulful complexity of his music just keeps pushing me to honor his legacy in an even more detailed way.

Stay tuned for more…. it’s still far from finished!


Shadowboxing with the Enemy

Shadowboxing. Original oil painting on canvas, 20” x 20”, © 2011 Tiffany Davis-Rustam.

I am probably one of the most peace-loving people I know, but every now and again I still want to punch someone!

This painting is part of my Artist Way mini-series, “5 Things I’m Not Allowed To Do.” I know better not to do it, but I like fighting with people when they act like idiots. It’s always better to paint out my feelings instead of actually resorting to physical or emotional anger.

The dynamics of angry energy is channeled into fighters in a boxing ring, with the strong opponent on the left creaming the other into unrecognizable shapes. The shadows (much darker in person) build the dramatic mood of the situation, with the fighter emerging into the light and dissolving into the dark.

Paintings and prints available on Etsy and Fine Art America.

Layers of Tranquil Desert

Horizon of Ages. Original oil painting on canvas, 24” x 30”, © 2011 Tiffany Davis-Rustam.
Horizon of Ages. Original oil painting on canvas, 24” x 30”, © 2011 Tiffany Davis-Rustam.

There’s something quietly mysterious about a desert landscape, isn’t there?

Desert views often make me view the land as ancient, and wondering about the eons gone by. That history is depicted here in rippling geological layers of earth strata, echoing different elusive mysteries into each successive layer, hiding beneath the horizon.

Original SOLD since this post. Prints Available on Etsy, Prints, cards available on Fine Art America.

SOLD! Sunset Speeds On Outta Here…

Speeding Sunset. Original oil triptych painting on canvas, 36" x 52", © 2011 Tiffany Davis-Rustam.

Onc of the simple and amazing sights I saw at the beginning of a year’s trip around the world.

This triptych was originally inspired by a breathtaking sunset at Polihale Beach, a remote spot of the farthest west coast of Kauai island, in the Hawaiian islands, our first stop on our global travel itenerary. My husband and I spent several weeks camping here (blissing out on the beach) and were mesmerized by these painterly sunsets, which always seemed to go down too fast… When you’re living outside in nature, the sunset is like the biggest “show” of the day.

(This painting just sold, but prints are still available.)

Here’s a pic of me and the new owner after installing this large triptych above her fireplace!

SpeedySunset installed
Installing Speedy Sunset in the owner's home, with collector Kristin Darlington Dunlavy and myself.

When the Magic Began…

Moonflower Magic
Moonflower Magic. Original oil painting on canvas, 24” x 40”, © 2009 Tiffany Davis-Rustam.

Something very mystical about this piece that you can’t put your finger on…

This painting is like a first child to me. It was the first painting I painted on my own ambition after my oil painting classes, and I spent more time on it than any painting before, trying to get it just right. “Moonflower Magic” marks the beginning spark to my passion of painting, and experimenting in many different styles.

Original for sale on Etsy or original, prints and cards at Fine Art America.