PAINTING BY THE SEA
Original abstract painting by Karen M. Andersen. Acrylics on canvas, 101.5cm x 76cm (40 x 30 inches).
Gallery wrapped canvas, signed in bottom left corner, date and title written on the back. Comes varnished with the sides of the canvas painted in the same colours as the artwork, completely ready to hang with hooks and wire attached at the rear.
”Painting by the Sea” was painted on location at the Hervey Bay Boat Harbour as part of the annual celebration and blessing of the town’s whale-watching fleet. The varied shades of green are indicative of the shore front’s vegetation, the blue and turquoise hues of the ocean, the brilliant white of the sea spray, and the violet late-afternoon shadows cast by the slowly setting sun. The direction of the brushstrokes and the drippy splashes of paint envoke thoughts of the rhythmic action of the ocean’s waves and its cool sea breezes. Lively dashes and dots of paint speak of the happy, buzzing atmosphere of the event that went on around Karen as she painted and of her love for the sea. It is her hope that this artwork will envoke the same thoughts and emotions in the soul of the buyer of this stunning painting.