Coral reefs, often called “ rainforests of the sea” form some of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. The profusion of colours and the sea life within has the ability to endlessly fascinate me.
“Opal Reef” is the first in the Chasing Coral series and our Opalescence Collection is created from this piece.
Starting with a blank canvas, texture was created with a palette knife by laying down mediums to sculpt and form reef-like structures. This was followed by a repeating process of washes of paint to reveal the patterns, while building up and scraping down the layers until the soul of the painting was revealed.
In an effort to capture the flashes of colour beneath the surface, I chose a new palette of crimson, vermilion, dioxazine purple, pyrrole orange and my favourite, Indian Yellow Hue. This series is ongoing, and I look forward to getting back to the waters of The Bahamas to create once again in my turquoise haven!
Each piece in the Opalescence collection is stunning, however my “go to” are the scarf and the clutch. The 36 X 36 scarf is easy to wear with your favorite tee, and the 50 X 50 scarf works overtime as a wrap at the beach and then dancing into the night!
To hear more please checkout my latest Chasing Corals Video below and thanks again for wearing our art ~ Wendy