Size: 12"W x 36"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
'Night Shade' was painted again for my love of the water. I can never get enough of the water. My family and I are definitely water people, we are constantly out on the lake. This painting however has a distant memory of growing up surrounded by the pacific ocean. I miss the ocean terribly regardless of the time spent on the water here in Colorado, nothing can capture the Pacific but the Pacific. Someday I hope to return. So "Night Shade' is a reflection of the Pacific at night, broad and endless.
'Night Shade' is also an oil painting, accomplish with a palette knife. I'm branching out into other forms of painting as to not get to bored and more importantly become a better painter. Palette knifing for some reason has great appeal.
I stumbled into painting some would say late in life, yet I had always searched for a positive way to express myself, however fleeting. Painting rapidly became an obsession as I soon realized that what I had been looking for wasn’t at all what I was expecting. This creative means of expression didn’t have to be beautiful and it certainly didn’t have to make sense. It was most often spontaneous, surreal, and subconscious. This style of painting as I now understand it has been vividly explored and technically termed as Abstract Expressionism. However, painting in the moment is whatever I need it to be, regardless of the term. I do not feel the need to follow any artistic rules or format as this would cross grain dramatically with what I am trying to accomplish with my art.