Artist

Wes Sumrall
Richmond, Virginia

Wes Sumrall began painting at a young age and enjoys observing nature. As he explains, his work involves “studying the nature of light by subduing the nuanced color variations instilled.” He has been greatly influenced by Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Claude Monet. When he’s not painting, he enjoys backpacking, going to music venues, working out and spending time with friends.

Artist and Customer Comments


Wes Sumrall 10/14/2015 | 12:23 PM

Due to vast sales and commissions, my inventory is in process of replenishment. More works will arrive this month, and coming fall. Thank you all for your support as I wrestle deeply with my work. Stay Posted.

commentsSelah - Surge
I Solas purchased this artwork. 7/28/2015 | 1:52 PM

The painting was even more magnificent and impressive than what one imagined with the aid of the Ugallery's website. We are fans of Newman and Rothko and this artwork hit the spot right on. Also, we loved the consistency of Sumrall's portfolio, the way he deals with his style trying to find ways to deliver his truth. We'll keep an eye on him!

Wes Sumrall 5/3/2014 | 11:03 AM

You are welcome! I am joyful that you are satisfied with the work. Thank you so much for your support!

commentsEmerald Rising
C Norton purchased this artwork. 3/29/2014 | 9:10 AM

I just wanted you to know that I love my painting! When I look at it I see calm and I see chaos.....it is moving. Thank you!

Selah - Stratiform
by WES SUMRALL


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on back
2015

48" h x 36" w x 2" d
12 lbs. 0 oz.

$2,925


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Selah is a word of uncertain meaning, but indicates stillness and contemplation. Like my works, Selah creates a paradox. My paintings are prayers. Prayers voicing doubt and adversity, but paradoxically, callings of stillness and rejoice towards the hope that awaits for the appointed time; it hastens towards the end and will not fail. Though it lingers, we must wait for it; for it will certainly come, and will not delay. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

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