(Available Now) Land and Ocean unite as one 140cm H x 195cm W by 4.5cm D.
Why Pay $10,000.00
Acrylic Paint on canvas, not stretched- comes rolled in tube. (Due to damaged suffered by numerous freighters l have decided not to send stretched canvas anymore, opting for a safer delivery in a tube. Simply take your canvas to any framing shop, they will be able to frame your painting to your specifications and arrange for its short delivery ride home. I have taken $300 off the price to cover the cost of stretching.
The story behind this painting comes from the connection of land and water, the excitement of a city environment that is surrounded by nature and the sea. The black ladder signifies the link between. As humans we must be connected to something bigger than ourselves. The ocean surrounds the city embracing it like a big hug, but also showing its might and power in what lies beneath it. Life below the ocean can be magical, mysterious, unique, fresh and bewildering, just as that above the ocean can be. But it is the link between that make it so special. This painting focuses on capturing the excitement of both environments, focusing on that holiday feel, the happiness, the joy, the intrigue of wanting to be close to the ocean.
The painting process is somewhat different in its finished look, after the work was painted, l decided l wanted a more rugged, wash out, peeled back look, such as what the ocean does to paint on a near by house or weathered timber boat. I opted for this look because l love the way it looked on other paintings l have done (its just amazingly different- those who have bought my paintings done like this have just loved this look upon receipt). I also wanted this work to have a mild roughness of the sea weathering look about it. So l etch the painted surface back to give a vintage look or the look of shabby chic.
When that was complete, l than added the detailed circle work. The dots represent the ever changing environment, its fragility, fleetingness, not to mention a uniqueness to the finished overall look of the work. Think of it like a swift breeze that blows and takes particles with it as it gently sweeps across the land and water.
The mere size of this work is striking, and will lift any room with brightness and happiness. It will measures approx 145cm H x 210cm W by 4cm D once you get it stretched.
Karen is professionally trained with a double degree in Fine Art and Visual Culture from Curtin university and has over 25 years painting experience, she only uses professional paint and canvas.