When it comes to inspiration, I have to say that JMW Turner’s “Burning of the Houses of Parliament” is one of my all-time favorite paintings. When I first began preparation for this exhibition not only was I
having artist block, but the California wildfires were overwhelming the news. I had just started this painting and was thinking about a more contemporary way of expression. But I needed a push. I have
always subscribed to a Luministic style, emphasizing tranquility, depicting calm, reflective water and hazy skies.
I decided to look up my other favorite modern-day artists, Danish/Icelandic, Olafur Eliasson. He had a show at the Tate Modern and coincidentally, it was about JMW Turner’s color process. I knew I was going in the right direction. Maktub – it is written, or the other translation was, it was destiny….
Like Turner, I wanted to shape and frame the light with a sense of infinity, but on my own terms. It is wonderful to be inspired by another artist, but it is important to create your own style. Brush and palette knife, layer upon layer, and this is how Mediterranean Sonata unfolded.
Oil on Canvas with Recycled Plastic, 24” x 30.” Click here to inquire about purchasing this piece.