Walking along the vast space of an ocean shore often puts things into perspective. It can be both calming and overwhelming at the same time. This is a seascape, but like much of my work, it is an emotional painting. It is painted with a great sense of light and atmosphere. The piece has a slight pearlescent underpainting that give the artwork a living quality.

- Brian Sostrom

Day Transitions

Acrylic painting on composite board

Varnished and Ready to frame

Signed on front

16" h x 20" w x .33" d
1 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.