Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
36 " h x 36 " w x 1.5 " d |2 lbs. 0 oz.
Modern atmospheric painting evoking a dramatic sunset. Rich palette of crimson, purple and orange on a delicate whitewashed background. "I painted this after visiting a friend in North Dakota where he worked the oil fields, red volcanic Scoria rock everywhere, and sunsets I'll never forget," says Nicholas Kriefall.
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.