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Luminous Sea

 

  • 36″ x 36″ x 1.5″
  • Handmade Cradled Poplar & Birchwood panel with wood stained sides to match
  • Ready to Hang
  • Comes with a Signed Certificate of Authenticity & Artist Letter

“Luminous Sea” is a huge statement piece that captures the room with its sweeping waves breaking across burnished sands. The sands were inspired by the Red Rocks area of the American Southwest where canyons brightly glow in this amazing hue and texture, a texture I achieved with layering a crackle paste and copper pigments. Onto these shores, inspired by my childhood home of Arizona, soft turquoise blue waters crest and spill over into white foaming waves. While looking at it you feel simultaneously warmed by the glowing intensity of the sand in the sun, and yet cooled by the blue-toned waters. At three feet wide and tall, you can really get lost in it.

What is Resin?

Resin is like a liquid glass. It is a two-part epoxy that once mixed, starts to harden within the hour.

I mix resin with various pigments and then work with a blowtorch and knife to paint these scenes.

Some paintings have up to 5 layers of resin, each taking 72 hours to fully cure. You can see through the layers like looking through glass or water. Once cured, it is brilliantly shiny like glass and also robustly durable like a countertop. Resin is so durable it is even used to make surfboards using similar processes as to how I create my paintings.






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