Artist's description:

I was both nervous and exhausted before my first dive at the Itabaca Channel site in the Galapagos. It was towards the evening after we boarded and I was more concerned with when dinner was going to happen. I told my buddy that we should make it a quick dive so we could be the first to eat, but we ended up being the last ones back on the boat. There were beautiful long-finned pink and blue parrotfish daintily munching and thousands of juvenile pink fish darting in and out of golden rocks. We were encircled by a cloud of seemingly endless silver jack fish. It was the most relaxing dive of the trip.

Itabaca Channel is an original abstract painting on aluminum metal from my Galapagos 2017 series which is inspired by my SCUBA dives in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. It is 10" x 26" x 1.5" but feel free to rotate the painting if you prefer it to be 26" x 10" x 1.5." The back is painted black and my signature is located on the front. The painting is ready to hang and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

I painted Itabaca Channel with acrylic enamel using my wind wave and gravity wave techniques to simulate the movements of the ocean - the "gravity wave" combines the movement of my body and the canvas with the flow of the paint and restoring force of gravity, while the "wind wave" combines the movement of forced air with the flow of the paint on a static canvas.

My experience of encountering the ocean's chromatophoric magic attracted me to acrylic enamel paint. With its shiny, fluid, pearlescent, color-shifting and metallic properties, acrylic enamel allows me to mimic the ocean and its creatures.

The painting is incredibly shiny and reflective to the point that it looks like glass. The look of the painting changes depending on the amount of light shined upon it. You can change the look of the painting even more by shining multi-colored LED lights on it. The paint is sealed with many sprayed layers of a clear coat, which protects the painting against UV rays and dust.

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Materials used:

Acrylic enamel and aluminum metal

Itabaca Channel (2017)


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