Friday, October 7, 2011

Calypso Deep

Calypso Deep - acrylic on canvas

Calypso Deep is one of my newest creations. I posted this on AKrauseStudio's Facebook page and my friend commented on how it reminded her of Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa. This is a very flattering statement because I consider Hokusai to be so inspirational. If you are interested in woodblock prints, then I encourage you to look up some of his work.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa - Hokusai

My painting was actually inspired by one of my all time favorite artists, Arthur Rackham. Primarily, his illustration titled Undine Lost in the Danube. I am in love with the line quality in his illustrations. I think I could sit and look through pictures of his work for hours.

Undine Lost in the Danube - Arthur Rackham

My focus was to capture the dynamic movement of water with undulating lines. The vibrant colors really add to the feeling of moving water. I truly enjoyed working on this painting and look forward to the possibility of turning this piece into a series. Stay tuned.


  1. have you seen any of sherri dupree bemis's work, amy? her lines are insane!! : ) here's her tumblr: . she sometimes posts her prints on her tumblr. she's one of my favorites! : )

  2. Thanks for sharing Sara. I just checked out her tumblr. I'm digging the edginess to her work. :)