I’ve had this beautiful mess of blues and greens for some time now. It’s got some of my favorite hardware I’ve found on any piece of furniture. The campaign inset style but with a twist. The gold contrasts perfectly against the varied ocean inspired shades. And it’s those oceanic hues that truly draw me in. I used water in a similar way I painted this earlier piece and I can’t get enough of this technique. The colors are so rich, but the blending is mostly subtle, with the occasional striking contrast of hues.
Something about the color brings me back to my visit to El Nido in Palawan, Philippines last year. The colors directly link to the intense hues found in a place I kayaked in known as Small Lagoon. [see below] It was easily the most breathtaking place I’ve ever been, and having this piece conjures up all the memories I have of this place, of that trip spent with my family.
It’s currently up for sale on Etsy, but I’ve recently been tempted to bring it into my home and style it as my TV stand, so I can look at it and be brought back to that beautiful ocean water everyday.