Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Oasis, was painted with a palette knife. I rarely sell paintings with definition like this. I rarely put them on my website either. But I do love oil painting, and specially with a palette knife. Oasis is a peaceful painting of a nice view, yet possibly with overly bright colors, just to bring it out of the box a bit.
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.