Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Advent, 36x36, Oil on Canvas

"Advent" 36x36, Oil on Canvas

I've been working very steadily on this piece for a few weeks now. 

I thought it might be interesting to try for more muted palette yet still have the sense of a brewing storm coming on. Passion vs. peace and the mixture of something large yet beautiful (I hope). 

I also thought it would be a nice balance to not only have the rise of moisture through the clouds but this mirror of water and light in the land. Light meets light and water meets water.

It's titled, "Advent" because the word actually means: Arrival, appearance, emergence. Just as, for the Christian calendar, we anticipate the long expected Jesus at Christmas so nature reminds us through it's rain and tempests this tension of waiting and having it arrive at last.

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