Stephen Lursen Art
Swirling Waters Original mixed media painting by Stephen Lursen
Original painting: Acrylic, charcoal pencil, and india Ink on Canvas. 60"x48" x 1.5" deep.
This painting titled "Swirling Water" is a continuation of a current series of paintings inspired by my trip to the Georgia aquarium including its colors, light, energy, and dynamic range of scale between the tiny fish and the great sharks and whales.
I seek to generate energy within the composition by contrasting brush marks and splatters, warm and cool colors layered within a light colored background, and the elliptical motion generated by the sum of the tiny marks.
I hope this painting makes the viewer feel happy and engaged when looking into this work.
Acrylic, charcoal pencil, and india ink were all used in the development of this work as a means of creating variety as each medium brings a unique quality to the surface and interacts well with one another.
Keywords: pattern, pink, bold, swirling, teal, texture, white, bright, energetic, aqua, light, neutral