The painting, Kayaking, is an acrylic painting. It was created using version of the pour technique, which was done in layers. This technique creates an abstract, impressionistic style with its vivid, moving water. I used a pour technique to capture the feeling of the power and movement of the water and the power of the kayaker navigating the current.
Kayaking is a low in the water, canoe type boat. The kayaker sits, legs in front, facing forward, using a paddle to propel and steer the kayak. Kayaks were invented thousands of years ago by the Eskimo people, the Inuit. The frame was made of bond, wood and the animal, usually seal, skin to cover the body of the boat. Kayaking became a popular sport in the US in the 1970s. It is now featured in the Olympic Games.
Creating portals of light, love, joy, beauty, compassion, hope and gratitude is my lifelong passion and gift for the earth, hence the name of my art business, For the Earth. My mother painted in oils when I was young and encouraged my own drawing, painting and handcrafting in all forms. My father, the photographer, gave me my first camera at age 8. As a result of these loving influences, I am a lifelong student of both mediums. I am grateful to my wonderful Pacific NW painter teachers, Stan Capon and Edi Olson, for training my eye and technique. I hope you will enjoy this image as much as I enjoyed its creation. More gifts for the earth can be found at these websites: jeanette-french.artistwebsites.com and jeanette-french.pixels.com.
July 6th, 2019
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