Calming the Storm
24 x 18, Acrylic on Canvas, James
This painting is the first really
in this series.
My intent is to convey a feeling,
impression, rather than present a
The paint at the top was applied heavily
and forcefully with a palette knife.
The driving rain and violence of the
storm were indicated
by scraping with the sharp edge
of the knife.
The paint covering the
bottom half of this work was applied and
smoothed with a soft, sable brush.
There is a strong contrast between
of violent action at the top and soft,
peacefulness at the bottom.
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Copyright James Bennett, 2021