Rain is the lifeblood of the earth. It fills our lakes, rivers and oceans, and sustains life. At its most extreme, it is a force of nature that can take away as much as it brings. It is often referred to as a time of need or despair, as in ‘saving for a rainy day’. However, there is nothing that compares to the sight and smell of a rainstorm coming in over the ocean, racing across a bare landscape or swirling over a mountain after a long, dry summer. The first rain after a hot summer quenches a thirst, eases oppressive heat, brings on the chorus of frogs, and makes us feel like running outside and dancing. Often accompanied by thunder and lightning, that release of energy and the calm, cleansing rain marks a time of change and renewal.
About the artist’s work:
Rina lives in Africa, where the summers are extremely hot and rain is sometimes not seen for months on end. Because of this, Rina understands the emotion, energy, and cleansing power of the rain and has tried to convey these through this piece. The anticipation when one scents the rain in the air after long periods of drought, transcends to joy and a feeling of lightness, of being clean again when it falls, pouring from the sky.
This piece is a completely unique and original abstract oil painting on hand-crafted artist’s canvas, using 100% pure cotton, kiln-dried certified selected timber frame and hand primed with acrylic-based primer. A thin layer of varnish protects the artwork against UV light and dust.
This painting is not framed, but comes ready to hang with the sides painted. Framing is unnecessary, but may be preferred, depending on the client’s wishes.
The artwork is signed on the side and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
NOTE: The images in situ are computer generated, might not be to scale and serve for illustration purposes only.
mixed medium, texture paste, oil