Elysian, acrylic and enamel on canvas, 101 x 76 x 3 cm
Inspired by the peace I feel walking through the forest at day break. A sanctuary away from the cares of the world. My Elysian
I love those mornings when I am awake before the rest of my family. I pull on jeans and a sweater and quickly slip out of the house to walk the dogs. The dawn breaks and golden light bathes the ground. I walk in comfortable solitude. I feel light and carefree. My Elysian
I wanted to create an impression of this moment. The viewer is met by a beautiful blend of colour which suggests forest or woodland with wild flowers and twisted undergrowth. Juxtaposed against the strong line are ethereal butterflies, dancing in the dawn light. The sun rays in Elysian are created with iridescent gold paint. Depending upon where the painting is hung and how much light reflects off it affects the strength of colour in the gold sun rays. I have included multiple photos to convey this changing aspect of the painting in different light. Elysian is calm, a sanctuary in the woods.