Halcyon Days, oil and acrylic on canvas, 200 x 120 x 2 cm on two canvas panels each measuring 100 x 120 x 2 cm (Diptych)
Endless Skies, so vast, so beautiful. The mustard fields sway in the breeze and shimmer like a yellow sea into the horizon. I hold my father’s hand. The sun is rising and we walk our dog together. The world feels simple and calm. Inspired by childhood memories, Halcyon Days reminds me of simpler times, of endless summers and of childhood memories.
Painted using an expressionist style, the sky is a multitude of colour, the dripped line denotes the movement of wind and time. Gold flashes shimmer through catching the eye like sunlight. The yellow foreground has the suggestion of mustard flowers and the undergrowth looks tangled and chaotic. Dandelion seeds and red Poppies add detail and move the eye from the horizon to the fields. The painting as whole appears simple but the movement and texture in the artwork craft a memory of passing time. The painting is ready to hang.