Piece description from the artist
Surrender 🕊 The soft unfinished corners and crispy details around the jewel-like facets on this wave make this one of my favorite paintings.
A different type of wave than I’ve painted before, it is not a clean face, it feels more like an emerald ice cave. I really enjoyed abandoning reality on this one and letting myself free-flow it out.
Surrendering internally is really what this is about. To stop trying to control, to cease resistance and allow the light in, and out.
Inspired by a wave on the Washington State coast, where the Pacific Ocean reaches sandy shores. I have spent hours studying the colors, light and foam at this spot while breathing in the beauty of the coast in solitude. ✨
Oil painter Julie Kluh lived on her sailboat traveling the world for a decade. Having spent so much time at sea, she was continuously inspired and moved by the beauty of the ocean. With a deep soul calling to paint she returned to land to share her gift and experience in vibrant color.
Julie's art captures the movement and light within and beyond the human form reflected in the ever-changing ocean. She captures the power, harmony, and aliveness felt in the natural environment of living water that relates to so many of us.
Julie studied art at the University of Washington and now resides in Olympia, WA where she paints from her bay-side studio.
Julie has developed her own unique visual style and fused it with a distinctly peaceful nuance. Her paintings invite us to dive in and feel the essence of what unites us.