Painting near water, breathing the sea air, listening to the waves roll in, viewing all variation of color inherent in nature, I am at peace. The ocean series of abstract paintings bring me to the present, grounded in the flow of artistic work. The colorful paintings exude happiness. A product of extended meditation, drops of encaustic wax and paint begin the process which extends to the canvas and defines a new perspective of landscape, water, sea life and the ever changing climate. Layers of transparent color and metallic elements combine to relay a calm strength inherent in our oceans.
Back to Nature is part of the Earth, Wind & Water Series painted by Julia Ross. The piece includes layers of acrylic, acryl gouache, and metallic ink, placed on canvas, to display an impressionistic abstract view of a coastal landscape.