They are fascinating to watch,and it also keeps your blood flowing nicely as they can make your heart do double time when they appear a bit too close. They come in all sizes and we have 3 that live in our pond now, the largest is probably 9 feet or more the smallest is around 4 feet long.
River Report: The Sunflower River is falling at a rapid pace these days. Here are some photos to give you and idea of how the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, and thanks to man and his river gates it leaves at a swift pace! Notice the drop on the sides of the river, the watermark grows wider every day. The fact is now were are in a drought and need rain for our crops. The extremes in nature seem to have no ending for us here in the Delta.
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas panels
Motion is something I have mused with most of my artistic career. I have sought new ways to paint it, in many mediums. I believe for me it represents life and the beauty that is in living. The most important aspect to paint, when dealing with motion is the actual perceived movement that the object will take, and freeze it in paint. I like to use this as my beginning design, and it is most often the form of an arc or sweeping shape, which by it’s very nature connotates movement. I build my design and integrate my background to this shape of movement. I tend to use more organic shapes such as the arc and circle as they to me; represent our living state of being. I tend to gravitate to the earthy hues in paint but always in mixtures that are not identifiable as a common color hue. I prefer to layer my paints, in a scumbled manner in order to show some of the under layers and keep the harmony in my painting. The design in this one shows the figures in motion and the their motion is creating the circle which represents life.
Catalystic Conversions is a triptych comprised of panels that are 60 x 20 inches each.
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