I am currently returning to certain attributes I first discovered in my process. Specifically, I am returning to investigate the subtle variations of a single color scheme. The nuances in this piece are so subtle, it takes about 15 to 20 minutes for the under-layers to reveal themselves. My painting has come to a stand still this year, mainly due to forgetting my love to create. I want this painting to express a stillness; a moment when all seems so uncertain, that we have to wait painfully and patiently for the new to unfold. This work is on gallery wrapped canvas with painted white borders, and comes ready to hang. 

- Wes Sumrall


Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

20" h x 33" w x 2" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Wes Sumrall
Richmond, Virginia

Getting to Know Wes

Wes Sumrall began painting at a young age and enjoys observing nature. As he explains, his work involves “studying the nature of light by subduing the nuanced color variations instilled.” He has been greatly influenced by Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Claude Monet. When he’s not painting, he enjoys backpacking, going to music venues, working out and spending time with friends.