When I began creating the first abstract in this series, at one point, I myself became confused over how it should look and feel. I felt lost, reaching out but unable to grasp onto anything solid. I felt as if I was floating aimlessly under water. Using yellow and orange to contrast all of the deep blues in this piece, I began to see something take shape. But what? The confused hydra emerged. I could only imagine what a hydra must feel, floating in the water until it finds something to latch itself onto, extending and contracting its muscle movements against the pressure of the water until it finds a stable base.
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.