Ocean Aria, A Huge Resin Painting of Undulating Waves

“Ocean Aria” was one of those pieces I wrestled with before coming off victorious with this final look. The perspective of the piece is immersive, meant to thrust you into the water at eye line seeing the waves oscillate fervently in all their shimmery colors under a noon sun. Soft whites, seafoam green and soft rose gold metallics over a brooding dark blue, make for a soothing and relaxing color palette.

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.