An Iridescent Moment by Maurice Sapiro is an abstract representation of the natural light of the moon or sun, as it shines through an opening, as in a forest or river. This painting contains a sparkling array of blues, pinks, and golds.
Afterglow by Maurice Sapiro shows a dark sky over the silhouette of a forest, with a small bit of light reflected on a cloud. This small oil on canvas has deep blue green hues accented by soft yellow.
Across the Bay, Before the Rain by Maurice Sapiro shows a hazy river darkened by storm clouds. This oil painting on canvas has warm brown and orange earth tones.
A Splash of Color by Maurice Sapiro depicts a hazy autumn morning along a river with a bright blue sky. This landscape painting contains a rich palette of red, yellow, green and blue.
Moonlight Sonata by Maurice Sapiro connects the dreamlike aesthetic of a moonlit night to the musical magic of a sonata, captured in tones of pale white and deep green.
Castle Rock by Maurice Sapiro shows a rocky landmass in the distance along a body of water. Fog and sun combine to create a swirl of orange clouds against a greenish-blue sky, and is reflected in the water. This artwork is among Sapiro's few large-scale, 6' by 4' oil paintings on canvas.
Prelude to A Storm by Maurice Sapiro depicts a grand sky, filled with boldly colored storm clouds, foretelling an oncoming storm. This large-scale painting has rich teal, blue and orange tones.
Journey's End by Maurice Sapiro shows a comforting sunset as one reaches the shoreline toward home. This large-scale oil on canvas contains bright blue, gold and deep earth tones.
In Cliffs by Maurice Sapiro, texture and light present the cliffs in an imaginary image, Atmospheric perspective shows the distance lost in a colorful haze. This painting contains a rich palette of blue, green and earth tones.
Crosswinds by Maurice Sapiro is an abstract painting capturing beautiful landscape of sky and clouds. This painting is portrayed in beautiful shades of orange, yellow and blue.
Steeple, Orient Point by Maurice Sapiro depicts a steeple in the distance at Orient Point, NY during the soft, muted tones of dusk/dawn. This oil on linen contains a minimal shoreline with grasses and sky turning from deep rust to pale green.
Spacescape by Maurice Sapiro uses the pour technique to portray the colorful stars and matter of outer space. This abstract oil painting on hardboard panel has bright red, yellow, blue, white and purple tones.
The Radiance of Evening by Maurice Sapiro is a delicate vignette of the brilliant blue sky overlooking a waterway, inundated by a spectrum of reflected light on clouds at sundown, with a multi-colored, pastel palette.
The Kiss is a painting about the simple act of a kiss...that has changed relationships, forged agreements and betrayed friends. The Kiss has that power. It is painted with acrylic on canvas using a palette knife to create life-like texture.
"The Joker" is a painting of actor Heath Ledger's incredible portrayal of the Joker in the movie The Dark Knight. He played the role so convincingly, with such authenticity and sociopathic qualities, it was hard to see any hint of Heath Ledger left- he was the Joker. That is what I wanted to portray in the painting--the complete transformation of the actor into this mad character. It is painted with a graffiti style and bright. bold colors, in acrylic paint on canvas, using a palette knife for texture.
The soccer superstar Ronaldo is portrayed in this exciting painting. He is painted with bright, bold colors to reflect his courage and passion for the sport. There is a look of determination in his eyes, which explains his success. The portrait is painted with acrylic paint on canvas using a palette knife for added texture.
This painting is called "In the Blue Zone: James Dean" because 'blue' is a color I associate with peace, silence, stillness. There can be chaos, noise and craziness all around you but if you are in the blue zone, you are in your own world, at peace. I think James Dean must have craved that sometimes. It is painted with acrylic paint on canvas using a palette knife for incredible texture and a graffiti look.
This painting is called "In the Blue Zone: Audrey Hepburn" because 'blue' is a color I associate with peace, silence, stillness. There can be chaos, noise and craziness all around you but if you are in the blue zone, you are in your own world, at peace. I think Audrey Hepburn must have enjoyed that sometimes. It is painted with acrylic paint on canvas using a palette knife for incredible texture and a graffiti look.
"Queen Elizabeth II" is a portrait of a woman who has spent her entire life serving England as Head of State, in a Constitutional Monarchy. Despite her years of formal service, she is also a woman, a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother--a human- who has shown a sense of humor and a positive attitude in troubling times. Thus, she is painted with bright, bold colors that reflect her attitude. This painting was done using acrylic paint on canvas using a palette knife for texture.
Pope John Paul II was not just a pope, but also a statesman and peace maker who lived through the troubling times of Nazism and Communism in Eastern Europe. His behind-the-scenes work helped to liberate Eastern Europe into the new age of democracy. His passion and courage are expressed through the bright, bold colors in this painting. The portrait is painted with acrylic paint on canvas using a palette knife.