Title: Ocean Of Love | Medium: Oil Paint on Canvas | Size: 26 x 22 Inches. Museum Quality Giclee prints of this painting are available in my online store.
This was the first painting I made while the Pacific ocean was just out my back door in Laguna Beach. With an abundance of flowers and fruiting trees, I was overwhelmed by the beauty and presence of nature when I lived in California. I called this painting of a pink rose "Ocean Of Love" because while I worked on it I experienced a high transcendent state of love, which to me was surely as big as the Pacific Ocean and as beautiful as only a rose could be. This painting conveys the feeling of ocean waves and the warm colors are reminiscent of the spectacular sunsets I frequently enjoyed. To add to the experience of creating this piece, it began on my back patio amidst 50-foot tall birds of paradise. This painting began as a simple sketch which quickly moved to canvas. The entire surface of this painting has been painstakingly reworked numerous times to capture the subtle nuances of color and light I both imagined and also saw with my earthly eyes. Ocean of Love successfully brings the beauty of the archetypal rose together with the grandeur of sunsets on the Pacific ocean. — Of interest: Oil paint and its various mediums offer a unique set of creative possibilities can't be compared with anything else. What I love about working in oil is the refractive index that can occur between layers. Glazing allows me to create deeply lustrous images that seem to glow, much like the subjects that are my inspiration. Light is caught and reflected back outward through translucent and glass-like layers giving works of art a deeply dimensional and lustrous effect. Museum quailty Giclee prints of Ocean Of Love are available in my online shop in several sizes. Please email me for further details including availability of original artwork.