Into the Blue
My paintings are recollections of the seascapes and landscapes I experienced while living on the east and west coasts of Canada, Peru, and my travels abroad. I am compelled to do work that conjures up a sense of mystery and ethereal light. I am inspired by the beauty, and colours of the ocean; the ephemeral beauty of moody coastal skies during dawn-dusk, the aesthetic reflections in water, and the atmospheric colours and cloud shapes moving through the imagined atmosphere. I find painting seascapes to be a meditative and sometimes, cathartic process. The distinct coloured sharp horizon line, intuitively depicts the transition between sky and water, but it also depicts a “line of raising waters” due to melting glaciers or a “line of fire” due to wildfires. This painting is also a statement that we can all make a difference, but we must all cross “the Line” to make an environmentally substantial positive change. However, it is not a huge divide if we all join in and cross it together.
|Technique:||Mixed Media Acrylic With Natural Pigments and Metallic Inks|
|Styles:||Abstract, Expressionism, Minimalism|
|Contents:||Sky, Horizon, Scenery, Sea, Water, Ocean, Dusk, Sunset, Red, Blue, Gold, Sunrise, Texture, Landscape, Nature, Seascape|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Framed Size:||17in x 17in|
|Unframed Size:||16in x 16in|
Lions Bay, British Columbia
Monica's distinctive style of textural painting, in which she applies thick layers of acrylic paint and medium with palette knives, results in a 3-D effect, suggesting organic energy, flow and movement. At the same time, she uses multiple glazes of colour to produce contrast and harmony, creating lightness, fluidity, and
"“Working with texture and layers in my mixed media paintings gives me an opportunity to express nature in an abstract way, to encourage the viewer to be moved by its beauty, and to create a mood that will seduce the eye, soothe the mind, and inspire the spirit.” Monica Gewurz"