Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Like Shadows on Fast Moving Water by Benjamin  Thomas | $2,175 | acrylic painting | 40' h x 40' w | ..\art\acrylic-painting-Like-Shadows-on-Fast-Moving-Water

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Like Shadows on Fast Moving Water

Benjamin Thomas
Ugallery 5345191627 UGallery

Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2020

40" h x 40" w x 1.5" d |7 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $2,175

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When asked about his process for capturing these iridescent rapids, artist Benjamin Thomas smiled and said, "If you ask any artist if they have painted an image more than once to get it right and they don't lie, the answer will be yes." This painting represents a final version of Benjamin's efforts to capture the energy of the fast moving water in this scene. "Is it the best of all the others?" he asked rhetorically. "A loud yes."

Benjamin Thomas

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Benjamin Thomas has been painting since the late seventies, however for most of this time he was not exhibiting his work. About twelve years ago, Benjamin and his wife were at a gallery show for a friend and as they were leaving Ben’s wife, aka “The Muse,” told him to go back in. “Your work is as good as that--maybe even better,” she said. That night, Benjamin obeyed The Muse (lucky for us!). The impressionistic sweeps of sky and cloud in Benjamin’s paintings capture more than just an atmospheric quality, but also a heavenly interpretation of the landscape. There is a classical, mature style to the paintings, reminiscent of J.M.W. Turner. Benjamin is often inspired while bicycling, walking or motorcycling, taking in the scenery of Pittsburgh, PA. He takes photos of the scene and then works out the concept back in his studio. The large scale of the work matches the impression and mood that each scene conveys, and the light and shadow are carefully balanced to capture something mercurial and nostalgic. The work feels very measured and contemplated, but also full of passion, as if each piece is in pursuit of the joy of painting and the representation of natural beauty.

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