Clearing

TM8541 Clearing 36x40 oil on panel

SOLD TM8541 Clearing 36×40 oil on panel

It’s the in-betweens that interest me. Not clear – not stormy. Not green – not blue – not gray. These are the qualities I worked to balance in Clearing. Of course the real subject behind the attributes is change, the only constant. Being an optimist, I see the clouds leaving. Others might prefer to see the storm advancing. Either way, there’s a lot of crash, boom, splash going on. Enjoy.

Technical painting notes: I included close-up details from the wave to show the underlayer of droplets, over which regular brushwork serves to define the form of the wave. Some of the brushwork, especially in the second image, includes paint liberally thinned with an alkyd medium so that the strokes would be somewhat transparent yet with defined edges, in contrast to the smoother, more opaque strokes and spatter.

TM8541 Clearing -detail from breaking wave

TM8541 Clearing -detail from breaking wave

TM8541 Clearing - detail of wave showing spatter textures and brush strokes

TM8541 Clearing – detail of wave showing spatter textures and brush strokes

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