Summer Thunder, oil on canvas, 200 x 120 x 2 cm on two canvas panels each measuring 100 x 120 x 2 cm (Diptych).
Storm clouds gather on a hot summer day. The sun shines bright on golden wheat fields which ripple under a dancing breeze. I sit on the fence and look toward the horizon. Wildflowers bloom in the hedgerows and I feel a fresh breeze blow. I hear the Thunder and feel invigorated. After the storm I will see the beauty.
Painted in rich and vibrant oil paint, Summer Thunder draws on a style reminiscent of the paintings of Gustav Klimt using iridescent gold oil paint in the golden wheat fields and to highlight the storm clouds and wildflowers. Bold colour choice and deep contrasting tones bring the countryside alive. The painting evokes memories of long hot summers and childhood memories of listening to thunder. Summer Thunder is painted on two canvas panels which can be placed directly next to each other or by leaving a gap depending upon the viewer's preference. It is ready to hang.