Island Delight is an uplifting piece full of whimsy and splashy color. It emotes feelings of happiness and joy. Whether it is the pale moonlight just before dawn, the red of the sunrise, the white light of the day, or the crimson-orange of the sunset, the light is always stunning over the glittering water of the Bay.
The water in the piece is quite captivating.
The sailboats in the foreground were made using a process where I tear tissue paper and varnish it onto the canvas. After that I work in color using paint and pastels. You can see that I use this technique in many of my mixed media paintings.
If you look up close you can see a layer of sparkly discs in the sky. These are to emphasize the light in the sky and the DeLight of being by the water. The scene could be anywhere!
A fun fact is that this painting glows under a black light. It’s quite amazing!
“Remember to delight yourself first, then others can be truly delighted”-Sark