This piece was created from my imagination, not using a photo. I use a multi-step, layering process that includes several different viscosities of acrylics, including acrylic inks, fluid acrylics and heavy body acrylics. I use multiple tools to get the paint on the canvas, including traditional brushes, palette knives, even sticks. It was actually a very cold and dreary day when I painted this... must've been wishful thinking!

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Bryan Jernigan


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 24" w x .75" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Bryan Jernigan
Arlington, Virginia

Getting to Know Bryan

Bryan Jernigan’s abstract floral paintings are expressionist and bold. They may remind you of Joan Mitchell’s abstract compositions, as they draw the line between abstraction and floral representation. Although the canvases are alive, full, bursting, and dripping, they seem to be suspended or frozen in their action. Are the floral arrangements coming together or falling apart? The many layers of wild brushstrokes create a lot of depth, and provide a three-dimensional feeling to the work. Bryan sometimes finds his initial inspiration in a photograph, but surprisingly the images are not of flowers. It might be the color of a landscape, or the shape of a shadow, and then his imagination will take it from there.