My 12"x12" original acrylic palette knife painting is titled, "Infatuated." It was inspired by my love for the sea. Although I grew up in Florida and the ocean's in my blood, I'll never forget the month I spent at a beach in Maine when I was sixteen. I vividly remember the smell of the sea, the rocky coastline, and the waves crashing upon the white sand. It was a poignant summer for me because I lost a friend to Leukemia. When you lose someone you love at such a young age, everything seems to be intensified. Perhaps that's why, when I paint the sea, my artwork has a depth of feeling that ignites strong emotions.
To me, the sea doesn't represent loss, it represents rejuvenation. No matter how far the tide goes out, it always comes back in again. The sea has a language all its own and no matter how far away I am from its beauty, I always carry it with me. When I paint seascapes, I’m usually inspired by a photo I’ve taken, but I quickly put the photo down as I’m carried away by the dance that unfolds with my brush or palette knife and the call of the ocean that revives my soul.
This painting, and several others like it, are available to purchase on my website. Thanks for viewing. - Jill Saur www.JillSaurFineArt.com