Oil and Wax, 12 x 16 inches
The Elemental series of paintings depicts points of land in raging, stormy weather with rough seas. There is nothing peaceful about these scenes, but a sense of dread and awe at the power of nature. They are meant to be disturbing, immersive and dark. The storm is just clearing as the sun has set. The waves in the foreground are large, implying a low, close-to-the-water perspective adding a sense of drama. There is movement everywhere, but nowhere for the eye to rest…much like the real-life experience itself.
“Do whatever you do intensely. The artist is the man who leaves the crowd and goes pioneering. With him there is an idea which is his life.” – Robert Henri (1865-1929)