December 09, 2022
By Chelsea Reed
If you stop for a moment to think about it, water is truly remarkable. It can take on any form. It can be gentle as a brook, and yet is powerful enough to carve mountains and topple houses. It is essential to life. And of course, it looks great in art, especially when painted by master artists. Let’s take a moment to admire some beautiful water effects painted by Lee Mims, a Modern Master.
Not many things can rival the serenity of a buck drinking peacefully from a brook bathed in moonlight. The buck is alert but relaxed as he gazes back at the audience. His lean build and shedding coat is an accurate depiction of a real deer in the wild. We love how the forest is washed aglow with lunar light.
This set of oil paintings is called a triptych, which means a set of three paintings. What’s interesting about this set is the continuity of the water ripples with the edges of each painting, a remarkable feat. To indicate the image of a calming koi pond, the artist chose to use lighter brush strokes against a dark background. The result is the illusion of a clear water surface. Its contrast with the orange koi is sure to add an eye-catching splash of color to a living room, great room, dining room or even a foyer.
This gorgeous reimagining of two Godwits in shallow water is vibrant and serene at the same time. We love how the water appears to spill over the painting like paint. Observers will also note the appearance of shimmering over the water. Despite their small size, Godwits can migrate for thousands of miles in search of the endless summer. One Godwit set a world record flying from Alaska to Tasmania nonstop. The trip took 11 days!
Be sure to check out more exclusive pieces by Lee Mims during the Modern Masters Event now through December 31st at Seaside Art Gallery. You can see more beautiful art by Lee Mims online and in store year-round. But hurry, they do sell out fast! Give the gift of art to your loved ones this year…or yourself! Layaway is available.
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