Moving water has always had a special appeal to me, Maybe it’s the sound falling water makes. Being an action painter, I also think the speed of the water and the way the scene is constantly changing holds my interest. I never get tired of observing water on the move.
Here in the Northeast Ohio, we’re blessed with a multitude of parks and natural areas. The Cleveland Metroparks ring the city with numerous trails that lead to numerous waterfalls, both large and small. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park situated between Cleveland and Akron adds it’s own series of beautiful waterfalls and fast moving river flows.
In addition to my works on paper, I’ve started to work on a larger scale using synthetic panels. The surface quality of this material is very similar to the coated paper. Panel pieces are cut from 4 by 8 foot sheets. Rather than being framed in a traditional manner, the panel paintings are designed to “float” off the surface of a wall when hung, using a simple wood support grid on the back.
A pair of recent waterfall paintings were produced using 4 by 4 foot synthetic panels. The subject matter included two views from the base of Blue Hen Falls in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The other waterfall paintings shown are a trio of panel pieces from a series using a small local creek for reference.
Waterfall | 2014 | 48 x 48 Inches | Water Soluble Oil on Synthetic Panel | KZ-0497
Waterfall | 2014 | 48 x 48 Inches | Water Soluble Oil on Synthetic Panel | KZ-0498
Waterfall | 2013 | 24 x 48 Inches | Water Soluble Oil on Synthetic Panel | KZ-0350
Waterfall | 2013 | 24 x 48 Inches | Water Soluble Oil on Synthetic Panel | KZ-0351
Waterfall | 2013 | 24 x 48 Inches | Water Soluble Oil on Synthetic Panel | KZ-0352