This small abstract painting evokes the colors of the ocean to me. Not only from memory, but my imagination since I live in land locked Indiana. Bright touches of yellow, orange and red reminds me of summer. Bright swim suits and colorful floats bobbing in the wavy waters.
Every year my family and I go to New Smyrna Beach Florida which is on the east coast. I’m nothing more than a beach bum there, lounging under my beach umbrella, toes in the sand and a good book listening to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach and the laughter of children. I love to peek out from under my hat and people watch. Catching glimpses of them as they walk by, bicycle or swim or just have friendly conversation while sunning. I’m not sure I’d want to live at the beach, but I do love my week there.
This little ocean colors abstract painting is what I’d call a study. I’m studying different colors and how they interact with one another. The shapes and strokes I create provide me endless amusement. Sometimes I create brand new color palettes I love, sometimes not so much, that’s why it’s called a study. Each study is an original painting, I don’t think I could recreate them exactly if I tried.
The dimensions for this painting are 3″x3″. The painting is continued on the sides, so it looks nice from all angles. I’ve glued on a strong round magnet on the back and you can hang it in any direction you want. You can also hang these in a grouping on a wall, just hang it by a small nail. It’s very lightweight.
These original studies are a perfect way to add to or start an art collection. Each one has an individual number assigned to it. This one is 19-016. Varnished and signed on the back by me, Jaime Haney.