Subject Tags: white, coastal inlet, abstract art, abstract painting, abstract expressionism, exppressionism, landscape, contemporary landscape, ocean, contemporary seascape, seascape, sea, small marsh painting, marsh oil painting, marshland, marsh
Size: 20"W x 20"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
"White Marsh" is a good example of expressionism. The final piece looks quick and easy to create. However, there is much planning and knowledge that goes on before the canvas is touched. Heavy color is mixed then applied as if squirting color straight from the tube. Oil color is applied liberally with the intention of a one time pass of a loaded squeegee. Loaded with white and pulled across the canvas, the squeegee picks up color as it travels. Varying the speed and pressure of the squeegee, the image of an expressionistic, backwater marsh scene emerges. With light pressure, the squeegee skips across the surface of the lower half to give the shimmer and reflection to the body of water closest to the viewer.
Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Edge are painted and my be hung straight out of the box or framed.
Art and creativity has always been part of who I am, but I only really started to focus on painting full time at the age of 50, following a long and successful career in advertising. As an artist, I love working in many different styles and exploring a wide range of subject matters. The beauty of online galleries lies in their eclectic art collections, and without the pressure of brick and mortar galleries dictating what I paint, I am free to paint whatever inspires me. Painting for me is an experience of falling headlong into inspiration. An image I come across will stick in my head and refuse to leave until it finds its way onto the canvas. My work is visually diverse, and there are very few painting styles that don’t inspire me in someway or another. My paintings range from abstract and cubist, to impressionistic and realistic. Most recently, I’ve been inspired by quirky and retro TV shows to tell a story through my paintings. The lighting and cinematography of these shows inspire me to paint dramatic moments in time, and I create unique, intriguing characters that are open to interpretation.