Awakening is a large scale painting measuring 180 x 150 cm.
Awakening…bring me to life, fill me with joy, let my colours begin to shine.
I was inspired to paint awakening after completing a serious of paintings of animal portraits. I wanted to combine a large scale portrait with an abstract expressionist background technique which I have been developing for a number of years. I was curious to see if I could meld the two styles together to form something wholly unique. I prefer the freedom a large canvas gives me to move around the artwork and apply paint in an expressive manner so “Awakening” was always going to be a very large painting. I decided to contrast the colours with a neutral blue greyscale portrait enhanced by a background which had flashes of bold colour coming through but never enough to overpower the main image. Into the portrait, swirls of expressionist dripped paint strengthened the darker tones and added texture and interest to the artwork as well as fusing the background to the portrait. Awakening…
Due to the size of the canvas I am unable to ship this painting on the frame. It will be shipped rolled in a dent resistant tube. This method is especially safe for oversized artworks and provides lower shipping costs as well. Rolled artworks can be easily stretched (for canvas works, i.e. placed onto wooden stretcher bars) and / or framed by a local framer upon delivery. It simply will require a picture framer to stretch the canvas over a wooden frame before hanging. This can be arranged by contacting your local picture framers who will advise on having the canvas stretched to hang.
Awakening has been finished with a satin varnish to enhance and protect the pigments.