PLANETS

Inspired by circular Renaissance  paintings called tondos, this 2015 series is a variation of my Framed Skies paintings. (See http://www.scottponemone.com/portfolio/framed-skies/)

Each watercolor is $1,500.

Planet A

Planet I

Watercolor, 12 May 2015, 20″ round

Border was inspired by contemporary Delft vase.

Planet B

Planet II

Watercolor, 19 May 2015, 20″ round

Planet C

Planet III

Watercolor, 29 May 2015, 20″ round

Border was inspired by ancient Greek pottery at the Walters Art Museum

Planet D

Planet IV

Watercolor, 9 June 2015, 20″ round

Border was inspired by federal gilt mirror, c. 1820.

Planet V

Planet V

Watercolor, 9 July 2015, 20″ round

Border is derived from a Byzantine mosaic in Ravenna, Italy.

Plenet VI

Planet VI

Watercolor, 12 Aug. 2015, 20″ round

Border is derived from painted rib of a vault in an Italian monastary.

Planet VII

Planet VII

Watercolor, 23 Aug. 2015, 20″ round

Border is derived from 18th-century tombstones in Eastern Massachusetts.

The image is orientated so that it will fit into a diamond-shaped frame.

Planet VIII

Planet VIII

Watercolor, 7 Sept. 2015, 20″ round

Border is derived from a Greek vase at the Walter Arts Museum.

The image is orientated so that it will fit into a diamond-shaped frame.

Planet IX

Planet IX

Watercolor, 22 Jan. 2016, 20″ round

Border is derived from the Great Meteoron monestery, Meteora, Greece

PLANET X

Planet X

Watercolor, 2 Feb. 2016, 20″ round

Border is based on a mosaic from Ostia Antica, once the port of Ancient Rome

SKY AIPENS

The following paintings are an extension of the PLANETS, but the borders reflect a month’s residency at PECAH 2016 high in the Himalayan foothills.  The borders are my take on the aipen painting tradition.  The read up on aipen, please go to my ART I SEE blog post: http://www.scottponemone.com/lessons-in-aipan/ The complete run of my India paintings can be found in: http://www.scottponemone.com/portfolio/india-influence/

Sky Aipen I

Sky Aipen I

Watercolor, 5 March 2016, 12″ round. $500

 

Sky Aipen II

Sky Aipen II

Watercolor, 6 March 2016, 12″ round. $500

Sky Aipen III

Sky Aipen III

Watercolor, 7 March 2016, 12″ round. $500

Sky Aipen IV

Sky Aipen IV

Watercolor, 4 April 2016, 20″ round. $1,500

Sky Aipen V

Sky Aipen V

Watercolor, 21 April 2016, 20″ round. $1,500

Sky Aipen VI

Sky Aipen VI

Watercolor, 11 May 2016, 20″ round. $1,500

Sky Aipen VII

Watercolor, 13 Dec. 2016, 16″ round. $1,000

Sky Aipen VIII

Watercolor, 28 Dec. 2016, 16″ round. $1,000

Mughal Skies

The next three paintings have borders inspires by Mughal architecture on Delhi and Agra, India. Each $1,500.

Mughal Sky I

Mughal Sky I

Watercolor, 4 June 2016, 20 1/8″ x 20 1/8″

Border is adapted from a stone inlay along the platform of Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, India

Mughal Sky II

Mughal Sky II

Watercolor, 14 July 2016, 21 3/8″ round

Border adapted from stone inlay pattern along the exterior of the Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Mughal Sky III

Mughal Sky III

Watercolor, 10 July 2016, 22 3/4″ x 21 3/4″

Octagon border adapted from a carved stone grill on the ceremonial gate to the Taj Mahal