Oil and Wax, 20 x 20 inches
The “Surface” series of paintings explores the visual properties of the transition between water and the atmosphere. The common elements of these paintings are a tilted horizon (conveying instability), a sense of depth (observing below the surface) and wave action (water breaking beyond its surface).
“Never change the course of a line until you have to. Never change the plane of a form until you have to. Never change the tone of a colour or form until you have to. If you follow these injunctions intelligently you will practice that great economy which is necessary to expression in your medium. Every change must count, and count strong.” – Robert Henri (1865-1929)