Painting 'Study for Rhapsody in Rain'
|18"x 24" oil on panel. Available at the artist's studio. This piece was created with much enjoyment in a more painterly manner. As James painted it he discovered that this oil painting was revealing more to him about finding joy in colour and the mysteries of its harmonies, and less about photographic realism. He wanted the spontaneity of the brushwork to suggest a passing moment, such as the abstract patterns on a watery windshield before the swipe of the wipers removed them.|