Kay Elsasser creates inspiring watercolor of an Irish shipwreck
Editor’s note: In this post, Kay shares her encounter with a haunting shipwreck that led to an inspiring watercolor. Her painting is currently part of the show “Summer Work” at the CHAW Gallery, 545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC.
Kay Elsasser: Shipwreck, Aran Islands, Ireland
I found the sight of this shipwrecked hulk profoundly haunting but inspiring as well. It reminds us of the struggles all people face, but the lifting of the clouds give hope. The dark of the rocks is countered by the lightening of the sea, mirroring the eternal struggle of darkness and light, and that of life itself.
Kay Elsasser: Shipwreck, Aran Islands, Ireland. Watercolor.