'Calm in The Storm'
Title: Calm in The Storm
Size: 30" x 40" x 1.5"
Medium: Acrylic and Resin
“Calm in the Storm”
This piece evolved quite organically and instinctively though a physical process of experimenting with movement, not only with the canvas but with my own body movement.
As I layered the medium I quickly picked up the canvas and tilted, and turned it to create the explosive movement I was aiming for in the center. I then worked back into the composition with deliberate brush strokes and added texture.
Once I was happy with the feeling, composition, colors and textures, I then poured gloss resin on specific areas to bring out even more depths and added layers.
To me this piece arouses a sense of tension, passion and excitement, yet the process of making it was very calming, tranquil and composed.
Hence the title of this painting.
Things are not always as they seem, there can be conflicting ideas or feelings in the same moment of time, they can harmonise, there can be calm within the storm.