Original Oil paintings of Bars


Bar Scene Oil Painting
"Angel at the Bar With Skull and Roses"
24" x 36" oil on linen, by Artist Riki R Nelson
(Angel at the Bar copyright 2010)

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About the creation of "Angel at the Bar w Skull and Roses":

This paintings was based on an actual place & event, preceeded by an artistic vision, as are all of my Posh Urban/Bar Scene paintings. It is from a photo shoot I did at the Toll House Hotel, in the the lounge at the "Three Degrees Restaurant" on Halloween. There actually was a woman in an angel costume, sitting at the bar, next to a skull.

The photo was a candid shoot.no models were used in this shoot. Back in the studio,I changed elements, and used still life set ups to create a sense of dimension and realism, but the bar is as it was, and the essence of the scene, is there. As an artist, I have my own vision, that is separate from the actual photo, the intangible elements that defy words, but can only be expressed - hopefully- with imagery.

The occasional angel or other archetype in my paintings, are often inspired by dreams, prior to the photo shoot. I do not paint them in, until I stumbled upon a unique way to express my artistic vision - a way I have not seen done before.

In this painting I used classical painting techniques, this piece took months to complete.

For more information into this please piece contact me directly.

"Angel at the Bar With Skull and Roses" 24" x 36" One of a kind, Original Oil painting
on blocked linen by Artist Riki R Nelson -

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A one of a kind, original composition oil painting by R.R. Nelson for information about this piece : 408 623 3544

Artist Riki R Nelson is a modern realist oil painter located in Los Gatos California