This painting has a few levels to it, the forming wave, the quiet centre and the bubbling wave rolling in. The background contains expressive strokes to contrast the “tighter” top edge and the main details of the painting, showing a little filtering light at the tip of the wave.
“Rising crest” is painted in a realistic yet expressionistic manner, weaving together these styles to form a dynamic painting of the sea. My aim is to capture the essence of the subject while "putting myself" into the work to form an image that is its own signature of the artist.
Movement is a very important part of my work, balancing line, colour, tone and detail, subtlety with obvious intention to leave certain marks or lines, to celebrate the painting as an image created by the application of paint.
Ready to hang with cord attached. Sent from Wales UK.
acrylic on canvas