Animated file of “Summer”

Michael Lownie, paintings and mixed media

To show how  reflections change on the metal leaf elements with differing angles of lighting I created this image;

a series of layers showing how the painting “turns off and on” with different light angles.

High Plains Drifter

“Summer” acrylic with silver and copper leaf on masonite.
(sealed with an oil varnish) 20″ x 16″  2010  © M. Lownie

You may have to click on the image to activate the animation.  Thanks.


2007, the further development of metal leaf-

It’s Open Studio time!


It’s great to be busy preparing for a two day Open Studio…works are still wet but here’s 2.

Lots of blue skies…20″ x 60″.

First, something Untitled, from the shadows-


and another, contemplative Moon/ Rock play…perhaps thinking of Magritte-



… latest Favorite Painting!


DREAM OF FLIGHT 32″ x 16″, acrylic, copper & silver leaf, 2007


Here’s a colorfield work just completed, it was inspired by my last commission “Midnight Truffle”…thanks for helping me to evolve the concept to this fruition Jane!


Copper leaf, acrylic, canvas. Two 60″x 20″ panels.

Open Studio

Every October San Francisco artists join together with ArtSpan to coordinate city wide open studios. What a pleasure it’s been being able to set the studio spaces up for guests to see all the latest works. It’s worth coming to visit for the studio tours alone but, do find a guide map: there’s Art of every flavor…something for everyone here!

Here’s my Exhibition Space all ready to receive guests…
amazing what you can do with a garage!
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East Wall:
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Left wall as you enter; hanging in progress!
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And, The Back Room:
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(where I usually create quite a mess but today it’s cleaned up…well, a bit!)
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“Creation”, acrylic on canvas w/ silver leaf,
11′ x 4′, 2006

left corner in progress
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and one more
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Sneak peek at the artist~
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