Reeds Lake: Small Clouds
Height: 14.5 in
Width: 21 in
Abstract landscape with blue background and a multicolored stripe through the center in yellow; reds and greens
James Karsina's lifelong dedication to art, music and literature built the foundation for his intuitive approach to painting. Karsina says that "organic is the root of organization" and the painting "process is one of organizing thoughts, feelings, intuitions, and the visual elements into a dynamic and communicable whole while at the same time not denying spontaneity and improvisation." With more than forty years of painting experience, Karsina accomplishes the delicate balance of spontaneity and labored calculation, creating works that invite the viewer to experience an interpretation of the landscape rather than a realistic record of is. As a master of water-based media, Karsina paints using vibrant color to create exciting and dynamic scenes with lyrical lines.