As with many of my paintings, the story of this piece, translates a fantasy land into reality. It merges the two in a dreamlike quality. 'Elysian Sea' is best described as somewhere you may visit, to find an inner state of serenity and bliss. Whilst the weather is stormy above, the waters (representing the emotions) below, are calm. Bathed in the luminous moonlight breaking through the clouds, this depicts the meditative qualities brought about through such a gentle and persistent focus. She is a retreat, a refuge, a place to rest and ponder. She is somewhere between waking and sleeping, the element of mystery teetering just on the edge of fantasy, captured in her provocative colours.
This is a piece I absolutely adored creating. A dream-scape made with much love. :-)
Oil Paint on Stretched Canvas