Size: 40"W x 30"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
I love incorporating lots of color into my paintings. I love sunset photos where you can see the light slowly leaving and the night making its way in. One of my favorite things about this paintings is the lighting on the clouds. I noticed that at any given time, you can have such a dramatic range of lighting with clouds - some of them almost clear and passing all the light through ... some of them super dense and creating dramatic shadows on themselves. This painting gives me a feeling of peace and calmness despite the movement and crashing of the waves.
I am a mostly self-taught artist and have drawn for as long as I can remember. It wasn't until I took a drawing class when I was 18 at a local community college, that my ability was really unlocked. I had an amazing professor who was able to push me and unlock abilities I really didn't think I had. By trade, I do graphic design; however, my passion has always been with portraiture. I really enjoy working with watercolor, acrylic, color pencil and pan pastels. I am obsessed with drawing and painting and when I'm not at my graphic design job, I'm at either at home painting, working on a commission, or teaching painting classes. It's wonderful to be able to be actively involved with creating and sharing art; it's one of things that truly makes me happy.