Peaceful Waters

I have always loved being on or near the water – whether an ocean, a lake, mountain streams, waterfalls or the Caribbean seas. Since early childhood water has been a calming sanctuary for me. Hours spent listening to and watching waves crashing on a sandy beach, water gently lapping at lakes edge and mountain streams rippling over hidden rocks have always pulled me into that sanctuary of peace and comfort.

This abstract was inspired by the vibrant blues and greens of the Caribbean. Water intrigues and fascinates me with its ever-changing appearance, varying colors and majestic power. For me, where there is water, there is a quiet calm that is soothing to the soul. 

Peaceful Waters consists of twenty plus layers of heavy relief texture created with acrylic paste, tissue paper, and gel medium. Multiple layers of blue, green and yellow paint have been applied in thick and thin coats and metallic gold was scumbled on top to add highlights and depth. Natural or direct lighting brings the depth of color and metallic highlights to life. 

Painting wraps edges of the 1.5" gallery wrap canvas and is sealed with an archival UV protective varnish. It is signed on the front by the artist (sjh) and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, wired and ready to hang. Does not require a frame. 


Peaceful Waters - 24 x 30 Acrylic Mixed Media