Wheel

Acrylic dispersion on polymer canvas, 48 x 76 inches.
Private collection

This six foot wide, silvery grey, white, and blue canvas was begun in 2013. Along with several types of white paint, its surface includes a hand-mixed matte cobalt blue and a subtle pearlescent mica.

The original inspiration for this painting came from a visit to Jones Beach on Long Island on a completely fogged-in day. Despite the weather, the sense of an ocean of space and shore sunlight were strong. All that was visible through the fog were soft shapes of buildings and silhouettes of utility poles. The cries of gulls and the sound of waves made it very clear that this was the beach, but the white-filled space was otherworldly.