Luangwa Remembrance

Luangwa Remembrance

©2018 Jan Fordyce, Luangwa Remembrance, 36x48 oil and resin on canvas $3800

This painting was inspired from a recent trip to Zambia. I spent over a week on the banks of the Luangwa River. The colors and shapes of the river inspired a new palette with this painting.

Luangwa Radiance

Luangwa Radiance

SOLD Jan Fordyce, Luanwa Radiance, 40x60 oil and resin on canvas

This painting was inspired from a recent trip to Zambia. I spent over a week on the banks of the Luangwa River. The colors and shapes of the river inspired a new palette with this painting.

Languid Flow

Languid Flow

©2018 Jan Fordyce, Languid Flow, 36x48 oil and resin on canvas $3800

Inspired by the slow movement of shapes and reflections on the Luangwa River.

Luangwa Glow

Luangwa Glow

©2018 Jan Fordyce, Luangwa Glow, 40x60 oil and resing on canvas, $4200

Inspired by the late day reflection on the Luangwa River.

Outward Spiral

Outward Spiral

©2017 Jan Fordyce, 40x60 oil on canvas $4200

A swirl of a ripple extending outward and dissipating as it grows larger. A sense of the sky and clouds reflected on the water and the water reflection and ripple are emersed together. I was intrigued with the shapes and patterns that are reflected on the water created by movement and light.

Curvilinear Forms

Curvilinear Forms

©2016 Jan Fordyce, 40x60 oil on canvas, $4200

The curvilinear shapes and lines twist and turn as the ripple effect of water moves the reflected forms. A flow and an abstraction of water is portrayed in the color and shapes and lines. The water takes on it's own handwriting as its identification is conveyed.

Shifting Swirl

Shifting Swirl

©2017 Jan Fordyce 40x60 oil on canvas, $4200

This paintings is inspired by the shifting patterns of light and reflection bounce off the surface of water as the movememt creates swirl shapes.

Circular Force

Circular Force

©2015 Jan Fordyce, 40x60, oil on canvas $4200

This close-up of water is accentuated by the swirling force of a water ripple creating an abstract sense of movement. The circular force is a metaphor for our lives often caught in forces of nature.

Shapes in the Luangwa River

Shapes in the Luangwa River

©2018 Jan Fordyce, Shapes in the Luangwa River, 36x60 oil and resin on canvas, $4000

Inspired by the late day reflected shapes in the Luangwa River in Zambia.

 Colliding Swirl

Colliding Swirl

 ©2017 Jan Fordyce, Colliding Swirl, 40x60 oil on canvas SOLD

This painting captures the colliding reflections of land and sky within a swirling ripple. Inspired by the water of the Colorado River and the ripple effect of waters movement, the two tones of color meet and collide to form a swirl of color and design.

Sun Ripple

Sun Ripple

©2017 Jan Fordyce, Sun Ripple , 36x48 oil on canvas $3800

This painting was inspired by the sun bouncing off the water as a ripple is expended outward. 

Broken Ripple

Broken Ripple

©2016 Jan Fordyce, Broken Ripple, 36x48 oil on canvas $3800

The painting is inspired by the close-up ripple effects on water. The large and small shapes broken by the spaces of white allude to the ripple effects become changed over time. 

 Fragment Flow

Fragment Flow

©2016 Jan Fordyce , 36x60, oil on canvas $4000

A mesmerizing flow of moving fragments of color inspired by the flow of water.

Subdued Ripple

Subdued Ripple

©2017 Jan Fordyce, Subdued Ripple, 36x60 oil and resin on canvas $4000

This painting was  a play in black and white of the moving ripple patterns on the surface of the water.

Spiral Ripple

Spiral Ripple

©2015 Jan Fordyce, 40x60 oil on canvas $4200

In this painting the ripple creates a continuous spiral of movement. Parts of the ripple have reflections of the surrounding landscape that are broken into designs of movement and abstract shapes. Spiral ripple is a metaphor for the times we let things spiral away from us when we are not paying attention.

Hot Water Flow

Hot Water Flow

©2016 Jan Fordyce, Hot Water Flow, 36x48 oil on canvas $3800

This painting is inspired by a hot springs while on a river trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. The swirls reflect the moving water, while the colors reflect surrounding environment.

Swirl in Blue

Swirl in Blue

©2015 Jan Fordyce, 36x60, oil on canvas $4000

In this painting the abstract swirl shapes became the focus of the composition. The close-up view of water creates an abstraction of patterns and shapes, with the blue and green tones referencing the water. Paying attention to the small close-up abstractions of water provides an intimate view of it's complexities. 

Expanding

Expanding

©2015 Jan Fordyce, 36x48 oil on canvas $3800

This paintings was inspired by the abstract ripple patterns and reflections on the water's surface. I was interested in how the ripple shape was broken as the reflection changes the ripple. I was also intrigued with the detail and linear shapes that appear in a curved pattern that repeated across the composition. Expanding is a metaphor for the ever expanding ripple effects that impact our lives.

Ripple Swirl

Ripple Swirl

©2015 Jan Fordyce, 24x48 oil on canvas $3000

This painting shows the close up views of water ripples, patterns, movement and reflected color. The landscape from which it is reflected on the surface becomes abstracted into shapes of color and line. The ripple swirls outward touching on what is yet unseen to the viewer's eye.

Swirl

Swirl

©2013 Jan Fordyce, 36x48 oil on canvas $3800

This paintig of the intricate swirl patters reflected on water took a different color turn. The red tones interplay with the blue-grey tones of the water in complex curve patterns. Again the abstract qualities of water patterns play into this painting of water swirls.

Surface Patterns

Surface Patterns

©2016 Jan Fordyce, Surface Patterns, 36x48 oil on canvas, SOLD

The moment of of patterns on the water surface created abstract patters of light and color that inspired this painting.

 

Shifting Fragments

Shifting Fragments

©2015 Jan Fordyce oil on canvas, SOLD

This painting is inspired by fragments of abstract reflections on water. The water in constant movement takes these reflections and breaks them into fragments that are constantly shifting and changing. A metaphor for life as we constantly have to shift and change to the world around us.

Spin

Spin

©2015 Jan Fordyce, 36x36 oil on canvas, SOLD

 

This painting creates a spinning motion as water is in movement. It was created by a throwing a stone into water and creating a ripple.  The circular spin is emphasized by the linear marks and broken color.

Tentative Ripple

Tentative Ripple

©2015 Jan Fordyce, 36x60 oil on canvas SOLD

In this painting the ripple is colored by the surrounding reflections with a bisectional line seperating the shadows and highlights. Tentative ripple reminds me of the times in our lives when we take many small steps that add up and ripple out from ourselves.

Surface Layers

Surface Layers

©2015, Jan Fordyce, 40x60 oil on canvas SOLD

This painting explores the layers of water and reflections. The clouds are reflected on the surface of the water as a ripple breaks the surface and creates a design. The bottom of the river is also slightly apparent as another layer. Surface layers is a metaphor for the layers of ourselves. Some we show to the world while others are hidden under the surface.

Encompassing Ripple

Encompassing Ripple

©2015 Jan Fordyce, 36x48 oil on canvas SOLD

This painting was inspired by the ripple patterns and reflections on the water's surface. The elliptical shapes of ripple movements create interesting shapes and patterns that are on one level abstract and yet still identifiable as water. Each ripple pattern is unique as the reflection of the surrounding landscape plays into the composition, a metaphor for the uniqueness of each human being.

Surface Disruption

Surface Disruption

©2015, Jan Fordyce, 40x60 oil on canvas SOLD

This painting explores how disruption in the surface of water creates various ripple patterns. In this case the piece of wood is left in place to show the disruption of the surface.  Surface disruption reminded me of the disruption that often occurs in our lives when we are in an other wise calm state.

A Ripple in Time #2 SOLD

A Ripple in Time #2 SOLD

36x48 oil on Canvas

Ripple Effect #1 SOLD

Ripple Effect #1 SOLD

36x48 oil on canvas