The Sea. She keeps replaying in my mind. On a loop.
The Sea sensations. The textures, the sounds, the feel, the colors. The mood.
I guess, its a thing. I’m artistically enamoured, if you will.
It began with a little mini holiday. To the Sea.
My camera and the 1000 shots of the Indian Ocean, simply were not enough.
Its driving me, compelling me to ‘Do More.’
To jump in and …. swim.
I need to to a series. A Sea collection.
A Sea Collection
If I had a bit more time, I’d get out my oils. My knife. That monster roll of linen canvas. Right Now.
Then get every blue I possess.
Indigo, indanthrone, prussian, ultramarine, cobalt teal, cobalt, turquoise, phalo blue, cerulean.
Plus. My specially hoarded, my reserved, r e a l Manganese Blue.
You know the one, its no longer made. Off the shelf. Unavailable.
But I have some saved, for Special projects.
And once all my tools were in place – then I’d let my hands just go.
Just let go.
And feel the sensations of the knife gliding smoothly, across the primed canvas.
Infusing it with the colors of the Sea, the sensations of the Sea.
Echoing the whirling maelstrom of currents that is the sea.
I would dance with the colors, with the waves, with the palette knife.
Using the tools I have. My hands. My heart.
The canvas would be mine.
But the sea…. remains her own.
The State of Humility and Gratitude
That is what I love about the Sea. Her raw uncharted power that is simply unchainable.
The supremacy of the Sea.
It opens my eyes to the reality, the true significance of man as we look fully into the vastness of Nature and her power.
Humbling. It fills me with awe. Gratitude. With due respect.
The Evocative Sea
The things she brings out in us, the things she promises to set free.
That is one of her temptations.
And The Sea is such a temptress with her sensations.
With her soft welcoming calm bays glittering in turquoise and emerald as the morning sun rises.
She invites with a casual air, come out and play, leave your tasks for another day.
Her sea greens flash and wink; the silk of her sea foam glides upon the sand with tantalising ease.
Can I resist the Sea siren and her invitations?
Most of these images in the Sea collection, have been compiled from my art media library.
I chose these individuals as those best suiting the Sea Sensation vibe of this post.
Some of you, may have seen a few of these paintings and photographs on a prior occasion. But I think this ‘collection’ format changes it up just enough to provide a fresh energised feel and look for you too.
Enjoy the Sea!