Trees, leaves, wind, sunlight, and freshness are represented by my marks in this impressionist oil painting which will bring pleasure to any home.
I am surrounded by trees, water, fresh air I also see wonderful unpolluted skies which influence my work . The tourquoise and greys of the sky with violet shadows are framed by the greenery of the treetops. The work is influenced by the rhythms of nature, meditation and silence. Layers of paint overlap and colours react across the canvas, creating an hypnotic, contemplative atmosphere.
After I prepare the canvas with gesso and put down a plan of my coIours I choose to work with oil paint, because of its subtle glow and archival qualities. After drying which takes several weeks I varnish which protects the painting and enhances the beautiful colour. All of these steps take weeks, which allows me to start to plan my next work in the series. Afternoon Light depicts sky with plants and treetops at the edges of the painting, layers of oil paint interpret a slight breeze on a sunny day. The painting has soft energy and gives there is an interesting movement and change of direction.
Original painting on canvas with heavy duty bars, 76x76cm, hanging hooks, and string.