This painting began with an idea of motion. I literally moved my arms in a sweeping gesture, reaching outward and up. I wanted this movement to portray a reaching and expansion of one's Self beyond previously-known boundaries.
Paradoxically, I conceived of and painted this sunset during a prolonged and difficult time in my life. But the painting that emerged showed me that my expansive soul is still very much alive and present, regardless of how I'm feeling physically or emotionally. Perhaps the image can be a message to you, as well - a reminder of the life force within you, regardless of what is happening with your life or the condition of your body.
I revel in creating gradations of colors that enhance each other, while also expressing what I am feeling inside, and what I want viewers to feel. Each color has a different energy signature, and when they are combined they create great excitement, evoking different emotions and sometimes even heightened states of awareness in the viewer.
The original of this painting was done in pastels. The color effects are achieved by first underpainting, and then by layering the colors and blending. I used a combination of several reference photos and my imagination.
Though the original is in pastels and has been sold, the fine art giclee reproduction is done on the highest quality satin finish canvas, and therefore looks very much like an oil painting, with deep and brilliant color. You have your choice of sizes.