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Artist: Marci Rule

Looking Deep Within I - Original

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After painting Calm Ocean I and getting into a more contemporary feel, I decided to paint another piece with the same concept. When I first saw this photo I had taken, I was so thrilled how it turned out! I couldn’t believe the awesome view right before the wave and you could literally look into the ocean, seeing more greens and sand stirring around. It didn’t even look real! Sometimes when shooting wave photos, you never know what will show up! This was a wonderful surprise and it is one of my favorites! The original was painted in oils on a 10”x 20” canvas. The original is in a museum in Tokyo, Japan. Invitation only exhibit at The 19th Japan International Exchange Exhibition located in the National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan.

Ocean Scenes . . . how it all started

I remember going to the beach at sunrise in December, 2018 while staying at the Carlsbad Inn with my daughter. I was still living in Wisconsin and flew out to find a place to live and a high school for my daughter. We walked to the ocean at sunrise to check it out and take photos. I was so inspired, I sat there for a few hours and took hundreds of photos. I didn’t want to leave! It was so peaceful. An entirely new experience for me. Little did I know this would become a new series of paintings for me. When I got back to Wisconsin and viewed the photos, I saw future paintings in so many. There was no doubt this would become a beautiful new series. Now, I just had to choose which ones to use as inspiration for my next painting. I’ve never painted so effortlessly in years! While I paint ocean scenes, I often listen to island music, Reggae or subtle waves, depending on my mood. I’m loving this now that I have moved to Carlsbad and live only a few miles from the beach and get new inspiration any time I want!