Carolyn Reynolds is a brilliant innovator. The quasi-abstract canvases she creates from her Laguna Beach based Studio are produced using countless foils of thin gold leaf. Layer upon layer, the foils are applied to create a shimmering surface on which the artist places hummingbirds, waves, landscapes and tumultuous ocean scenes. The vibrant gold and silver of Reynolds’ work offers an image of celebratory splendor. Using a traditional process in a very contemporary fashion, Reynolds' golden canvases juxtapose subject and space in such a way that challenges our assumptions about the obligatory flatness of abstraction.
In "Storm Clearing III" Reynolds depicts dark cloud layers over a vast ocean. The artist provides the viewer a unique perspective from above as we witness the clouds clearing and the beautiful sunlight breaking through.