The Deep End

8.50"W x 9.75"H x 1.1"D

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Rena Shear


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: emotion, movement, expression, expressionist, abstract, contemporary

Media: acrylic

Size: 8.5"W x 9.75"H x 1.125"D

Year Created: 2018

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This touches on the feeling of the unknown. For example, when you jump into the deep end of the pool, you can't see the bottom, you don't know how long before your feet will touch down and you will feel what is safe and familiar. The energy in the brushstrokes convey movement. The lines scratched into the paint suggest searching for what is known.

This painting is matted and framed in a reddish-brown wood that brings out the red in the image. It is finished with a black edge, and the outer measurement is: 15.5 inches wide x 19.5 inches wide.

Rena Shear is an abstract acrylic artist who lives in a western suburb of Boston. She has been painting for the past 30 years, and while she learned to work with many different materials, her focus has always been color. “Color can express emotion in a way that words cannot. When using highly saturated colors, an exchange is set up between them, much like a conversation. The neighboring tones, shapes, and marks create a push and pull element to enhance the visual story that is being told." Rena has always been inspired by the changes in nature, and her travels to places like Hawaii, the Southwest, and Iceland have widely influenced her work. Most of the paintings from her “Inspired by Iceland” series can still be seen on Iceland Naturally’s Facebook page. Rena is determined to return there, and until then, she continues to share her enthusiasm about Iceland’s unique and breathtaking landscape with anyone who shows an interest.

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