What looks like a gorgeous seashore of colored rocks in the water, are actually skillfully-made pencil drawings by Ester Roi! Based in Southern California, Italy-born artist also uses crayons and oil pastels, combining both drawing and painting as she works. The vibrantly-colored rocks in water has been one of her main objects for the last several years already: “I study them above and below the surface, and observe how their visual characteristics change and relate to each other. I relish the contrast between a solid rock above the surface and its restless reflection below,” she says. “Water transforms everything it touches: hard lines become soft, warm colors cool, solid shapes break down into parts. Realism evolves into abstraction and the ordinary becomes extraordinary.”
And extraordinary is just the word you wanna use when you see Ester’s work!