Unveiling “Wave Heart”: A Play with Color and Emotion

Wave Heart, 2017
Oil on paper
21×29.7 cm

Today, I’m excited to share a recent abstract piece I created called “Wave Heart.” It’s a small oil painting on paper, and while it may not be a masterpiece hanging in a museum, I poured a lot of heart (pun intended!) into it.

As you might guess from the title, the painting explores the interplay between movement and emotion. The blues and greens always remind me of the ocean, so the swirling brushstrokes became a wave for me. Is it a calm, rolling wave, or a bit more energetic? Honestly, that’s up to you to decide!

The title “Wave Heart” came about because I felt like the emotions in the painting kind of pulsed throughout it, like a heartbeat under the surface of the wave. Maybe it’s a calm strength, or perhaps a flicker of joy amidst a more serene mood.

What do you see?

The beauty of abstract art, for me as the artist and for you the viewer, is that it allows for personal interpretation. What emotions does “Wave Heart” evoke for you? Does the wave movement remind you of a specific experience? Do the colors create a certain mood?

Let’s chat about it in the comments! I’d love to hear your thoughts and interpretations of this little piece.