Hidden Grotto Waterfall 300
Sharon Williams Eng
Painting - Digital Photo Painting
In this abstract landscape art image, I imagine a grotto with a cave with boulders strewn about and a small waterfall from a hidden springs. Can you imagine the cool air deep inside the mountain and the fresh, cold water in the well? If you see something else, that’s just fine – it is abstract, after all. This is actually a digital painting created using one of my original macro photographs of some rust and discoloration on an old galvanized metal shed.
According to the folks at Wikipedia, a grotto is a natural or artificial cave used by humans in both modern times and antiquity, and historically or prehistorically. Naturally occurring grottoes are often small caves near water that are usually flooded or liable to flood at high tide. Sometimes, artificial grottoes are used as garden features. The Grotta Azzurra at Capri and the grotto at the villa of Tiberius in the Bay of Naples are examples of popular natural seashore grottoes.
Whether in tidal water or high up in hills, grottoes are generally made up of limestone geology, where the acidity of standing water has dissolved the carbonates in the rock matrix as it passes through what were originally small fissures. I can just imagine a pirate anchoring in the grotto or nearby sea and burying his treasure inside the cave.
I am an exhibiting artist in southwest Florida and my art has been exhibited in galleries in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina and is in collections nationwide. I create abstract photography, mixed media photo painting, acrylic mixed media, and acrylic paintings. Many would make great decorative throw pillows or shower curtains. I've even had a couple abstracts made into my personal cell phone covers. Please check out my Facebook page Doodleng Art by Sharon Eng for announcements and more information about my art.
September 1st, 2017
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