Cherry Crush, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 x 2 cm.
Inspired by my lust for sunshine and flowers, I painted Cherry Crush to bring me closer to Spring and the colour and warmth of the Primavera. Blossom on trees and flowers in bloom, the delight of being outdoors and feeling heat on my cheek. The cherry trees awake and a riot of pink greets me. I wanted to create a painting which suggests sunshine, beauty and all things pink. The painting is an expressionist portrayal of a cherry tree branch in bloom. Fizzing with an abundance of pink blooms. A chaotic frenzy of life and growth is suggested with dripped and thrown paint then given focus and clarity with finely painted blossoms and thick palette knife strokes depicting petals and leaves. The beautiful semi abstract cherry tree branch is alive with spring and the promise of summer. Cherry Crush has been coated with a satin varnish to protect the pigments. The boxed edges are painted black. It is ready to hang.