Copyright 2015. Brenda Helt, Fine Artist. All rights reserved.
Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas with an acrylic gloss varnish and built-in mounting bracket. The title is painted on the inch and a half wide bottom edge of the canvas frame, where it can be viewed from below, but doesn't interfere with the picture itself.
10” x 36” x 1.5”
The metallic silver on the water in the far distance and on the waves in the lighter part of the sea sometimes reflect the light and at other times disappear entirely, causing this seascape to appear calm in some lighting, more turbulent in others. The surf breaking on the beach is somewhat raised, textured, "foamy." There are subtle touches of bright blue in the clouds and on the water.
The title is inspired by Carson McCuller's 1940 novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. It's also inspired by walks on the beach on grey days in Connecticut and in Southern California, but it is no particular place; it is a place within.