Walking into the studio of artist Donald Langosy is like venturing into a secret garden soaked in light and shadow. At first, all that one can do is gaze at the surrounding forest of color-filled canvases in all sizes. Then the individual scenes emerge, often mysterious, sometimes dark and yet filled with light and motion at the same time. By his subject matter, it is clear his passions for family, friends and for the artists across the disciplines who continue to inspire and influence his work. The drama, the intensity and indeed the mischievous humor, come through each piece. Last year I asked him how music influenced his work (view here). This year I asked if he’d share an update on recent works. Thankfully, he shared these images and the following words about what’s new, his creative process and where he finds goodness and beauty in this world.
“Here are recent paintings as requested. The Titania Paintings are from my Shakespeare series: Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is an ongoing series of 50″x42″ canvases that were actually painted end of last year.“
“I thought [the above painting of artist Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres serenading his young wife] would lead into a series showing artists with their model/muses and so I began …
“... but my intentions veered with …“
“… and now I find myself beginning two large canvases that will deal with thoughts that have emerged out of the garden of eden…“
And as for Mr. Langosy’s muse, his wife, Elizabeth…
“Celebrating Elizabeth Turns Fifty is a painting that has been buried in my stacks for over a decade…it now shines over my shoulder as I work… reminding me that while evil and ugliness might have its moment it is rejected and fades… but goodness and beauty, an eternal delight, endures….“
Learn more about this artist at his Facebook page, The Art of Donald Langosy.