30.00"W x 40.00"H x 0.8"D

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Eric Siebenthal


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: riverside, rivers, rivers and streams, tranquility, reflection, modern, lake, nature, impressionism, water, sunset, ocean, sea, river, peace, serenity

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 30"W x 40"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2010

"Serenity", was created using one of my older painting styles. I used my hands and fingers for a brief period in my career. I was in search of finding my niche, finding a way to connect with my paintings, and finding my place on the canvas. "Serenity", was painted for my love of the water. Rivers, lakes, and the ocean have always been a part of my life. I have a deep passion and respect for the waters that have revolved around me.

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.

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