20 in X 20 in X 1.5in
Poplar / Birch Wood Panel lacquered sides
Ready to Hang
Comes with a Signed Certificate of Authenticity
I made "Defiant Bloom" as a sort of antithesis to my usual vibrant cool shades of nebulae and ocean scenes. I wanted soft, blooming colors that flow gently and have subtle contrasts. The layers of resin lap over each other like waves or clouds emerging from light. Soft copper droplets peek through the wispy white layers. and beguiling lavender layers meet the soft rose hues to merge in a peaceful wilderness of color.
I have worked many years to perfect the technique that allows me to get a domed side that perfectly sits at the edge. This sits in a visually gratifying juxtaposition to the blonde lacquered wood sides, lending a warm organic support to the enthralling glossy resin finish. The finish looks like when you fill a glass of water up to the very top and the water domes over it. Not an easy thing to achieve but worth it.
What is Resin?
Resin is a demanding but exhilarating art form. It is punishing but blissful. With just an hour of worktime, I must use every hard wrought lesson to perfect the pigmented resin I pour. I use surfboard crafting pigments, India Inks, powder pigments and more for the varying hues. Then, I grab a heat-based tool, like my blow torch and manipulate the poured layers from there. The same process that gets you a gorgeously decorated surfboard is what gets you these paintings. As a former surfer, I find myself ever eager to recapture those fleeting moments of beauty in nature.
*Picture is an example of how my work may look in your space, but the actual size is as listed. Typically, I enlarge it in the example picture to capture all the detail.
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