The Caspian sea is like a cue ball slamming into Kazakhstan -This painting would be of the very moment of impact, when the horizontal momentum of the blue-green Caspian Sea is being transferred to the about-to-explode Central Asian state, deep red to bright yellow-orange, quite off-balance, bursting with energy. The Caspian’s only counterweight is Lake Balqash. The entire nation and sea are surrounded by a monochrome black-and-white background, or “impact zone”.
The entire piece was painted dry brush with no color mixing except on the brush as it stroked the canvas.
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12″ x 16″ acrylic stretched canvas, 5/8″ spreaders, with high-relief border/coastline.