Krustallos is Greek and means both “icy cold”, “frost” and “rock crystal”. The word “crystal” is derived from this ancient Greek word.
This is reminisce of all the sunsets I enjoyed while living at the foot of the Sandia Mountain. Looking West from there the Rio Grande Valley rises to the West Mesa on which five extinct volcanos reside. Every evening as the sunset builds behind them, they appear as sentinels guarding heavens treasured gold.
This ethereal ocean painting inspired by a walk on the beach, extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world, breeze flowing through your hair and clothing, illuminated by the late afternoon sun. Feet grounded in the sand, swaying with the breeze, meditating in sync with sounds of the waves and sight of the beach, in awe of the ocean. You are at peace.
This abstract painting brings you to serenity. Coupled with an additional panel, Ocean Breeze 1, the pair can functions as a diptych with dimensions of 60 X 72″. Colors include lively coral with green, ocean blues or turquoise, deep blues with purple and lavender to make a beautiful rainbow of pastel colors.