I am the sea!

Storm at Sea

Sea by Eduard Tomek (1971)

I just stumbled upon this image on Pinterest. It caught my eye, the deep blue, the watery swoosh, a certain energy there… It had many likes and has been re-blogged often, I noticed. It was made by Austrian-Czech aquarellist and landscape painter Eduard Tomek (1912-2001) who was 61 when he did this.

It reminded me of the paintings below, done by the kids in school, who were 4 when they did them. After being told a story, of Noah’s Ark probably.

Both very expressive, and I thought I could compare, but! I must choose the unconditioned expression of the little ones above the skillfully constructed.

For one, I think the colors are spot on! and the energy in those waves and clouds is sheer terror! Wherever you look the presence of an enormous bouncing body of water, riverdeep and mountainhigh, and above it all more to come, no way out but the rollercoaster ride… and the scenery doesn’t stop at the edge of the paper, but roars all around us. I am the sea and I’m coming to get you!! {sleepless night reported after painting in school? ;-)}

Above, the blue shape stands rather frozen.

the sea

A storm at sea by a 4 year old

the sea

A storm at sea by a 4 year old

the sea

A storm at sea by a 4 year old

the sea

A storm at sea by a 4 year old

the sea

A storm at sea by a 4 year old

the sea

A storm at sea by a 4 year old

About Wilson Tichelaar

relentless hunter gatherer of soothing beauty, great and small
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