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"Ocean Meditations"

                                                         
                                                              "OCEAN MEDITATIONS"

        My goal with this series is to engage the viewer to see the "heart and soul" the very personality of the ocean.  Through the colors, moods, emotions, and movements, we can see that it is alive and speaks to us with all its heart.  That cannot help but bring us joy.
        I pour my heart into the paint as it pours onto the canvas, and when I move it around, it expresses itself to me showing its mood.  I can only try to enhance that mood when I torch to bring out what may be hidden beneath the layers.  The wonders that are revealed continue to amaze me every day and it gives me great pleasure indeed to share this joy with others.
 



"EXCITED"
10 x 36 stack
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap canvas in floater frames



"DOWN UNDER"
10 x 20
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap canvas



"SENSATIONAL"
10 X 36 stack
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap canvas in floater frames



"HESITANT" and "HOPEFUL"
10 x 20 Diptych
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap canvas



"SARCASTIC"
10 x 36 stack
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap canvas in floater frames


"RIDING HIGH"
10 x 20
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap canvas

"SPUNKY"
10 x 8
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap - white floater frame


"FRENZIED"
32 x 8 'stack'
Fluid acrylics - framed



"PLAYFUL"
10 x 8
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap - white floater frame



"OUTRAGEOUS"
11 X 14
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap - white floater frame


"MELANCHOLY"
32 X 8 'stack'
Fluid acrylics - framed


"EUPHORIC"
12 X 16
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap -white floater frame



"TRANQUILITY"
32 X 8 'stack'
Fluid acrylics - framed



"HAPPINESS"
12 X 16
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap - white floater frame



"GRACEFUL"
32 x 8 'stack'
Fluid acrylics - framed


"SPARKLING"
12 X 16
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap - white floater frame


"EXUBERANT"
32 x 8 'stack'
Fluid acrylics - framed


"BUBBLING"
12 X 16
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap - white floater frame


"TEMPESTUOUS"
32 x 8 'stack'
Fluid acrylics - framed



"EXHILARATED"
12 x 16
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap - white floater frame


"BOISTEROUS"
32 x 8 'stack'
Fluid acrylics - framed

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"BUOYANT"
10 x 10
Fluid acrylics
gallery wrap

























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