“Surf” and “Seas”


Cloudy Sea” (2012)
by Oriana Kacicek (1986-)
6 x 6 in., oil on linen
Coppola Collection

A few days ago I posted a seascape by Barbara Kacicek (Oriana’s mom) that was so evocative that I had named it Mood Indigo. I am continually taken by any artist’s ability to evoke tone and mood through their medium… whether it is paint, pencil, music, stage, or in movement.

Given that the only one of these things I can barely do is art, I am drawn to artists. When you look at Cloudy Sea (above), I get that sense of a passed storm and imminent clearing. In Surf (just below), I get the completely different feeling of the joyful sunny day. And seeing them together creates, for me, a contrast and sharpening of the difference precisely because of the side-by-side comparison. Look at Cloudy Sea II (bottom of entry) and see how different it is – for the story it tells – compared with Cloudy Sea (above), and how those different values become more acute when you view them together.


Surf” (2012)
by Oriana Kacicek (1986-)
6 x 6 in., oil on linen
Coppola Collection


Cloudy Sea II” (2012)
by Oriana Kacicek (1986-)
6 x 6 in., oil on linen
Coppola Collection

    

 

 

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