I’m haunted by ocean images, no doubt about it. While I’ve come to know that this subject doesn’t resonate with everyone, I return to it often and for reasons that are not entirely clear to me. It’s beautiful, suggestive, sensitive and dangerous. It’s mysterious, and all five senses are involved in appreciating it. The ocean is a response to something larger, and points back to that larger source.
This small pastel ( 12 x 16″) is a product of imagination and recollection, supported by drawings and lots of looking. The ocean won’t sit for me like other subjects, which is part of the challenge. Good thing, too. I need to tailor the craft to suit the mood as well as the look.