I‘m working along on this shoal for a private installation next week. Yes, these fish are very familiar I’m sure because I paint them oh so much. None of them however have measured 40″ x 60″ on a thick piece of acrylic pane to become a floating painting on someone’s wall.
These paintings are still resin layered so there is a subtle three-dimensional aspect to the strokes of paint at the surface. The paintings are attached to the wall with “stand-offs”, a type of hanging appliance that allows space behind the painting to be maintained so that the shadows of the painting can travel across the wall throughout the day.
This new step into the acrylic panes allows me to ship widely without the problem of breakage occurring and work larger, therefore bolder. I’m thrilled at the prospect of laying down lovely blooms of effervescent, vibrant jellyfish, giant octopus and squid, coral reef scenes with brightly colored fish, sharks, whales, and so much of what the worlds biodiversity provides as inspiration. This surface allows me to share these painted wonders nationally. After this piece is complete, I will be starting on a piece measuring 40″x 96″ to be shipped out to Minnesota.
Whale sharks, thick strands of sea kelp in an underwater garden. What could you conjure up?