Paintings from Sunset Series by Spence Munsinger, Color Field + Blank White Canvas + Realism + Contemporary Abstract Art, original paintings for sale

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."
― Georgia O'Keeffe

Sunset #15 | Laughing Buddha

Sunset 15 | Laughing Buddha, painting by Spence Munsinger

Sunset 15 | Laughing Buddha

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Fine Art Print, 24″ x 30″, Laughing Buddha.    See About Prints

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Laughing Buddha, hanging on wall by srair, painting by Spence Munsinger

Laughing Buddha

This is acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas, 24″ x 30″ x 1.5″. This is from a walk taken down Manhattan Beach Blvd to the ocean, in Manhattan Beach Blvd. In front of one of the houses is a ceramic Laughing Buddha. One late afternoon I walked by and the light hitting it was just perfect.

I kept a laughing buddha on the ledge of the call board in my daughter’s hospital room. It stayed there throughout her stay in intensive care January through March, all 42 days. It was broken, falling off the ledge, in the confusion of moving, once she had awoken.

Laughing Buddha, photograph, on Manhattan Beach Blvd, by Spence Munsinger

Laughing Buddha, Manhattan Beach, CA

The process was to sketch in the masses from the photographs, then airbrush a bright primary undercoat to match the tones and basic colors, then layer acrylic paint over that…

Initially the tree in the foreground didn’t exist. About halfway through it solved where to direct the viewer’s attention.

Laughing Buddha, process, painting by Spence Munsinger, airbrush underpainting

Laughing Buddha, airbrush

Laughing Buddha, process, painting by Spence Munsinger, painting session

Laughing Buddha, painting session

Laughing Buddha, process, painting by Spence Munsinger, painting session

Laughing Buddha, painting session

Laughing Buddha, process, painting by Spence Munsinger, painting session

Laughing Buddha, painting session

Laughing Buddha, process, painting by Spence Munsinger, painting session

Laughing Buddha, painting session

Laughing Buddha, process, painting by Spence Munsinger, painting session

Laughing Buddha, painting session

Laughing Buddha, process, painting by Spence Munsinger, painting session

Laughing Buddha, painting session