Contemporary Six


David Bez - 'Tidal Squall'

Image of David Bez - 'Tidal Squall'

12" x 8"
Acrylics with Oil Glaze
Painting with mount (unframed)

'Tidal Squall' depicts a tempest, crashing navy waves, and a thick sky. With a powerful centralised composition, the outcrop in the distance towers through driving rain.

Due to David Bez's experience in glasswork, he utilises a ‘faux vitrail' finishing glaze, a specific type of translucent yet bold glass paint like that found on stained glass. Next, Bez applies oil varnishes and silicates in sections of the painting to cause light to interact with each section differently, which adds depth and luminosity.