River Calm

20 in X 24 in X 1.5in
Poplar / Birch Wood Panel lacquered sides
Ready to Hang
Comes with a Signed Certificate of Authenticity

“River Calm” is an abstract approach to the soothing peacefulness of a river. I loved using this softer palette. White in resin is brilliantly bright and really casts a beautiful backdrop to the other colors in play. This piece features 3 layers of resin. So the speckles of gold seem to float in the air, you can see their shadow on the layer below. It is one of my favorite pieces to date.

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.