For the third abstract in the series, I began working with the primary colors to see where it could lead me in relation to water. It was going to be a challenge as red and yellow are warm and contradictory to the cool blues of water. As I moved the palette knives through the paint, a long thin white horn of a narwhal began to appear.
Wanting to do something a bit different with my abstracts in this series, I decided to explore the color blue and its many different shades, thus my water series was born. Simultaneously, I felt the need to push myself, exploring my abstracts on a different substrate from stretched canvases. Cradled birch wood painting panels were chosen for its strength and beauty. Each abstract in this series is connected to water either by terminology, aquatic life, wave forms or the shades of blue associated with water.
Each abstract in this series is painted on a bright white background, either smooth or textured, and has deep, richly painted black sides. A gloss varnish was added upon completion, conveying a state of wetness. Each abstract is signed, titled and dated on the back and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. By signing the painting on the back this allows the painting’s orientation to be rotated in any one of four directions as desired. This series contains 5 alla prima, acrylic abstracts painted on superior solid birch wood cradled frames, (not plywood), with palette knives. Each measures 18″ x 24″ x 1-1/2″ in size.
Screen image is representative of the original painting; color may differ slightly from screen to original artwork.