Celebrate the Rain

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"Celebrate the rain; It only means that the sun shall shine bigger and brighter than ever"

ABOUT THE ART: Cleansing Rain Series There are times when we might feel the need to wash away all of our troubles and call forth freshness into our lives.

This piece is part of Dennis Crayon’s Memory collection blending realism with expressionism. The Memory series is based on photos combined as a play between reality and abstraction.

Signed and dated by the year and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

READY TO HANG: Stretched on heavily textured 1.5” deep gallery wrap canvas. Wired and ready to hang. No framing necessary. 24 H x 24 W x 1.5 Inches

MATERIALS: Oil painting on canvas. The artist aimed to recreate the smooth glass-like quality of some classical paints while still giving it energy. This piece was created with finely-ground, pure oil paints with an Alkyd based medium. The sides are painted in a Black Iron Oxide and the piece is finished with a clear, protective archival varnish for easy care.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

January 16, 2022

Dennis Crayon’s "Celebrate the Rain" is a masterfully painted work that finds beautiful abstraction in our everyday lives. Rain is often associated with a sad and melancholy mood, something we avoid and hide from. However, it is also nourishing, a necessary feast for the plants and wildlife of the world. Without rain, we would live in barren deserts. Without rain, we and nothing else would exist. It should be celebrated and described in beautiful flourishes of the painter's brush. Crayon makes this point not only in the title but in the very make-up of the picture. Like tiny beads of abstraction, the drops rolling down the window capture and magnify what lies beyond it. The result is stunning and calls to mind rainy days spent staring out the window. Furthermore, the sky is not gray and dark but brilliantly blue and sunny. In this way, Crayon draws our attention to the vibrancy and life the rain creates.


On a side note, it reminds me of "New Family", my favorite photograph (and desktop background for five-plus years) of virtuoso contemporary German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans.

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Dennis Crayon
Photorealist, Landscape
Painting - Unframed
Oil, Canvas
24.00 inches wide
24.00 inches tall
1.50 inches deep
0.50 lbs