Mahaloness

Contemporary artist specializing in full spectrum painting, mural, animation and digital hybrid art.

universe in a pearl

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Also know as ‘A pearl diver’s dream’
2012
Acrylic on panel
18 x 24 x 2
A fresh take on Vermeer’s classic, this painting can be enjoyed from afar or near and has a whimsical almost playful quality to it. This is one of many paintings where I chose specific iconic or relatively known subject matter, I like the challenge of such works, especially when attempting to do a spinoff of a master work such as Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a pearl earring’ (made 1665), no small task. I look at this like a writer who types his or her favorite book by their favorite author, I will never be Vermeer, that is ridiculous, I am Mahaloness after all.

Author: hälts

Mahaloness is an art blog documenting the life of the artist Shane Haltman, eloquently called hälts. Shane lives and makes art in Canada, and on occasion, Mexico. This is his story.

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