"Before the Storm"
If you have spent any time at a cottage or cabin this watercolour and ink work will remind you of the dangerous excitement of a summer storm moving in - the haste to get off the lake and safely indoors before the thunder booms, the lightning flashes, and finally the storm clouds open up and pelt the lake with the warm rain of summer. This original painting measures 10 1/4 x 14 1/8" and is professionally framed to 13 1/2" x 18".
The Artist: Ralf Wall, aka Raflar (the Wanderer) is a Kitchener, Ontario artist who loves the great outdoors. Painting landscapes out in the wild is one of his greatest pleasures. Most of his watercolours are painted on location (en plein aire) in order to capture the ruggedness of the trees and rocks, the moodiness of the clouds and water, the energy felt from the warmth of the summer sun or the biting winter cold wind. These are the elements he depicts in his paintings. “My goal is to bring back a little bit of the outdoors so that people can share a connection with nature in their homes and workplaces.”