Piece description from the artist
The idea for this Ocean piece was to use Blue and Orange acrylic paint and make it glow. The value variations and color changes set up a series of marks that create a quiet peaceful environment. The area in the front can be stared into feeling the movement of the majestic and calm sea. The horizon raises the eye to see the glorious glow of the sun. The combined visual joy is the sun’s orange glow with the peaceful blue movement of the ocean.
Born and raised in Southern California, Ron Libbrecht began studying oil painting at the age of twelve and continued through post-secondary school, attending CSULB for both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. in drawing and painting. Ron currently teaches at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center and works at Automatic Printing, where he now has opened the APC Fine Arts Gallery. There one can see a variety of artwork—particularly his most recent work and that of artists with related ideas.
Ron’s work hangs in several Marriott locations, including the Torrance & Long Beach Courtyards, La Jolla Residence Inn, and Fullerton Marriott. Using regional imagery, it establishes a sense of place within the hotels.
Ron is now taking viewers through Europe via plein air painting. Destinations include Florence, Sorrento, Rome, Venice, Lake Como, and Lake Maggorie in Italy; as well as Paris in France. While visiting these locations, he produced several paintings and drawings to serve as a catalyst for further exploration at his home studio.