Christine Alfery

Oceans Deep

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Oceans Deep, 30 x 40
Original unique water media on paper
Giclee print on paper


Featured image in blog, Break Through

Featured image in blog, Constellation Mark Making


National Juried Exhibition. “Oceans Deep.”  Watercolor Society of Alabama. Eastern Shore Art Center. Fairhope, Alabama.

Artist Statement:

I started this piece along with “Springtime Thaw” in early November but I didn’t like where they were going. Both have as many as ten layers of paint on them. You can see the cracks in many areas.

I turned each piece every which way once the initial washes were on, hoping to see something.  On both of the pieces, I always saw the water, but believe it or not, I couldn’t decide if the water should be on the top, the side or in the middle. I kept adding and taking away, which is what painting is always all about. 

These pieces are excellent examples of why I have a hard time answering when folks ask me the question, “How long does it take to paint a painting?” I just say, “A long time.”  Note the constellations in both. I am liking the statement they make about networking and linking one to another.  I also see computer boards in them, very much a part of our times and how linking to others in large open spaces, makes our worlds seem closer and smaller.