A medium of sand and pigment is used in the current series of paintings, called “In Waves”. Sand acts as a direct connection to the subject matter of beaches, a primeval natural environment. It plays a role as the foundation that covers the panel, as well as being symbolic of, and physically part of, the landscape represented in the image. The act of painting, the fluid passing of the brush across the panel in repeated strokes, closely parallels the behaviour of waves. These paintings illustrate the meeting of the elemental world and the creative process. They are exercises that bring me closer in understanding the essence and patterns of the natural world.
Paintings Channeling Waves Of ‘Impressionism’
Canadian visual artist Robert Blonski captures the mood of the British Columbian coastline in his acrylic on sandpaper/panel paintings. In his set of ten paintings, Blonski’s brushwork focuses on waves that crash onto the shoreline and the trails they leave behind as they ‘retreat’ from the shore. His work effortlessly encapsulates the calming effect of the sea that draws the multitudes to its side. Enjoy.
Tamara Kisha Tan, 23 Mar 2013, designtaxi