August 10, 2018 News from the Studio
My Mom has been very much on my mind. She passed away in 2006 and her desire was to have her ashes commingled with my Stepfather's ashes (who passed away in 1985) and strewn into her beloved ocean. Due to grief, lethargy and difficulty coordinating schedules, my brother, stepsister and I waited until last week to finally have the ashes ceremony which took place just as the sun was setting off the Manasquan Shore. A few weeks earlier I was at the beach for a yellow flag day which is when the lifeguards put out yellow warning flags to indicate rough ocean waters. The crashing surf was the inspiration for my latest painting which I know my Mom would have loved.
"Turbulent Ocean" 24"Hx30"W Oil on Linen
Staccato brushwork and paint spatter give energy to the ocean while indicating waves, foam and sparkling water. The color palette is deceptively simple - a cool palette of blues and violets with hints of underlying warmth. The composition is also deceptively simple with just 2 elements - sky and ocean but these are rendered in such a way as to provide depth, movement and mood.
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Until next time,
Emily Gilman Beezley