Arizona Summer Storm, acrylic and enamel on canvas 200 x 100 x 2 cm on two canvases each measuring 100 x 100 x 2 cm.
Arizona Summer Storm, clouds gather other summer fields. Summer heat breaks and the rain cools and refreshes the parched summer landscape. Yellow fields shimmer gold under the gathering storm clouds. I stand and let the rain run down my face. I am renewed.
Inspired by the huge open landscapes of Arizona, in Arizona Summer Storm I wanted to capture a feeling of space, of vastness and of the calm beauty these landscapes suggest to me. Painted in an expressionist style with dripped and splashed paint Arizona Summer Storm has been created on two canvases each measuring 100 x 100 x 2 cm. Palette knifed yellow blossoms add texture and focus to the painting and sit beautifully next to the expressionist landscape. Gold flashes of tangled undergrowth catch and reflect light adding depth and light to the artwork. The painting has been created on two panels so the viewer can separate them to suggest looking through a window pane. Arizona Summer Storm is ready to hang.