Innocent Deluge

16.00"W x 20.00"H x 1.0"D

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David Ussery

Celebration, FL

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: dreamscape, dream, sky, nature-inspired, nature, surrealism, figure, portrait, landscape, expressionism, waterfall, night, expressionism, sadness, emotional, crying, ocean, landscape

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2016

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The sky is crying. Historically humans have often thought of the weather as an emotional metaphor. The Greeks would obviously go as far as to assign personalities to mother nature. When it's sunny, mother nature is happy, but in the case of a thunderstorm she can also be angry, however in this piece she is sad and melancholy.

I was attempting to capture a mood in a surrealistic way. Perhaps the loss of innocence. I try to paint like I dream, and/or I simply pour out emotional hieroglyphics. I don't always know the meaning behind the metaphors, but I'm sure it means something, images from my subconscious mind. I just paint what I may happen to be feeling at that point in time, and if it speaks to you you can assign you own meaning to it, maybe you're interpretation is true.

This original was painted in acrylic on 16 X 20 stretched canvas. Sides of canvas are painted black. Two clear coats of varnish have been applied over entire surface for protection and longevity, producing a lush gloss finish. Comes with HangZ flat mount hanger (installed) on back ready to hang out the box. Hangs flush to the wall.

Thank you for viewing my art!

When it comes to painting, I consider myself more of an expressionist, although at times I may also dabble in pure impressionism and abstract art.

I draw inspiration from the masters like Van Gogh, Monet and Munch. However most of my inspiration comes directly from the natural world mixed with my own personal life experience and observations of the human condition. In short I simply paint subject matter that inspires me. May it inspire you as well. For at the end of the day this is the job of an artist, to inspire. Above all my sincerest goal remains the pursuit of pure artistic truth.

Favorite quotes

'A painting is a picture of something; however art, IS something! ' ~ Unknown

'All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.' ~Mark Twain

'Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.' ~ Groucho Marx

'Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!', 'woob-woob-woob!', 'soitenly!' ~ Curley Howard of The Three Stooges.

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