During a short period of time in the winter the sun wouldn't quite break over the hill. The intense light on clouds offered a warmth that could not be felt. I have always been fascinated by clouds and I found a new way to represent them with this series. The artwork is painted on plexiglass that is mounted to a cradled wood panel with natural sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Brian Sostrom

Cold Sun

Acrylic painting on acrylic paint on plexiglass

Signed on front

16" h x 16" w x 1" d
3 lbs. 8 oz.



Brian Sostrom
Sagle, Idaho

Getting to Know Brian

Brian Sostrom’s paintings of water and sky are not your typical picturesque seascapes. They use moody dark blue hues combined with a soft atmospheric sense of light to create something mysterious and mesmerizing. Painting with acrylic on both sides of a Plexiglas panel, Brian uses this clear surface to achieve a pronounced sense of depth and a translucent quality in the scenes. The cropped, square-format compositions do not depict distinct places, but rather seek to elicit a personal emotional response. Looking into the ripples of waves disappearing into a soft horizon, or the obscure, agitated clouds, there is an impression of both emptiness and eternity. Brian was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and his paintings are clearly inspired by the natural beauty of the region.