Watchful RestGary Leonard
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
36 " h x 24 " w x 1.37 " d |6 lbs. 6 oz.
Gary Leonard begins his expressionist portraits by shooting lots of reference photographs of his model. He then searches through the images to find a specific inspiration. "Each work has an objective," he explains. "Sometimes it's developing a composition with specific colors or contrast. Sometimes it's a feeling. Sometimes I will try many compositions before I find what I am looking for, and sometimes it happens right away."
Through composition, color, texture and more, Gary Leonard celebrates beauty. His works start with the subject, but then he lets the work evolve into a more complex composition. Oftentimes, he enjoys merging figures with abstract images and varying textures. He hopes that his works will leave the viewer with a sense of warmth and peace. When he's not making art, he enjoys listening to music and learning how to play the piano.
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I loved the painting online....I received painting and it look even BETTER in person!!!! Very happy with quality of the art and wonderful service!!!- R Welsh
Gary, I recently purchased your work entitled "Timeless Peace". I wanted to tell you how beautiful your work is and how much I am enjoying it in my home. Thank you!- E O'Donnell