Obelia MedusaNicholas Kriefall
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
20 " h x 20 " w x 1.5 " d |1 lbs. 0 oz.
Nicholas says this painting was inspired by a trip to the southern coast where he was stung by a jellyfish. Deep red, grey and white flash across a blue underpainting. Thick, quick strokes stand in for the emotion of the experience.
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.