Oil on canvas, 40 x 40, framed with a pure gold float frame.
In the studio
It was a great honor to recently have toured the Holy Land with a group from Steamboat Springs. An exception to the daily travel photos was an evening in Jordan at a nice hotel on the edge of the Dead Sea
I was sitting alone with this long, unobstructed view across the water to Israel. It was a quiet evening before sunset and I had the long promenade to myself. As the light was changing, I began to shoot the scene. There may be art in this....
Once the painting began, the land mass became the compositional anchor and the place where the colors started to flow. As the painting progressed, the flow became an important part of the sea and sky as well. I didn't catch it at the time, but my insistence on this limited group of colors and movement in every part of the scene is what made it all come together in an interesting way.
As I was adding the last brushstrokes to the work, a title came to me, something that touches us all, "The Light in the World."