Ocean of The Sky was inspired by softly glowing waves of clouds. As they glided over the Rocky Mountains, they resembled an ethereal ocean. It was an unforgettable sight.
I started this painting by thinning down oil paint to the point where it almost blends like watercolors. I then used compressed air to guide the under painting.
Then I painted over that, making sure to let some of the under painting show through. The interplay of colors creates a sense of movement and immediacy that keeps the painting fresh.
The painting process I use lends itself to creating organic forms, which I then tighten up with structural lines. This free-form technique mirrors the larger theme of my work: the hard edges of our structured world contrasted against the organic forms of the natural world.