Perpetual Motion

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Sculptural, raised-bevel Oil painting. 

I have always loved the abstract patterns that moving water makes, inspired by observations that go back to my childhood days, staring straight into the creeks and rivers in the Idaho wilderness. Maintaining  the translucence effects of the water, with no reference to a horizon is always a challenge. 

The "circular canvas" armature creates a 3-D sculpture, allowing a 360 degree rotation on any wall, to create a totally new orientation. The diameter is 37", with a 2'' raised bevel edge, on stretched, triple primed Belgian linen canvas, which also serves as the "frame" for this painting. 

The strong, lightweight cabinet grade plywood armature has an inner circle (plywood) that allows the painting to hang perfectly flat and be rotated easily on a standard picture hanger.

The piece you see here, was photographed on a warm colored gallery wall. 

Name Perpetual Motion
Date Painted Dec 15 2017
Medium Oil paint
Dimensions 37h x 37w in. framed
Framed Yes