Let the River DecideNicholas Kriefall
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
36 " h x 48 " w x 1.5 " d |1 lbs. 0 oz.
Abstracted river scene with warm light on the horizon. Gentle reflection on the water. Nicholas approached this piece wanting to emphasize subtlety, and leaving more negative space.
Saint Charles, Missouri
Nicholas has always been fascinated by the sea. His abstract work is inspired by the relationship between the land and the sea, a symbiosis that undulates from calm to turbulent. “Using colors, shapes, and texture over multiple layers, I explore the comfort and animosity of a place revisited or newly imagined, continuously experimenting with these elements and incorporating a certain emotion as a map spills from mind to canvas,” says Nicholas. He approaches each painting with a title or image in mind, and then experiments with layers of paint, scraping and dissolving color until the texture and color feel right.