Summer Memories, oil and acrylic on canvas, 140 x 100 x 2 cm on two canvas panels each measuring 70 x 100 x 2 cm (Diptych).
Summer Memories, blue skies streaked with clouds, the air is warm like a soft breath. Yellow fields sway, a ripple of colour and a murmur of forgotten days. Red poppies speak of lost love and blue “Forget-me-nots” hint of lost love and friendship.
In Summer Memories I wanted to create a simple painting expressing open space. A vast expanse of sky and field. Memories of my childhood running in the fields, hiding from a long forgotten lover and laughing under a summer sun. A remembered warmth of summers past. I have painted Summer Memories in an expressionist style using a dynamic application of paint to create movement and texture, to represent the movement of the sky and fields in a summer breeze. The painting is essentially colour fields using the red poppies as a focal point to bring the viewer into the landscape. Summer Memories is ready to hang.