Serenity, Oil, acrylic and enamel on canvas, 150 x 150 x 3 cm
Inspired by the peace I feel walking through blue violet shadows in the woods as a new day dawns.
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 among towering trees. Serenity.
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 Serenity 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. Serenity is dramatic yet calm, a safe haven to get lost in. Serenity