Sunshine days, oil and enamel on canvas, 160 x 100 x 2 cm.
Sunshine days, a field of red, ripples in the breeze. A dance of summer, Sunshine days.
Poppies dance in the summer breeze, a polka dot waltz. I look through tall summer grass to the horizon. I see the beautiful contrast of the red flowers and sky. I feel uplifted by the colour and the warmth of sunshine on my skin
I have used an expressionist style of painting to build movement and depth into the sky and foreground. Flecks of iridescent gold leaf catch and reflect light and suggest sunlight catching shapes within the wheat field. Sunshine days has been kept purposefully simple in design. I wanted an expanse of red flowers set against summer blue skies. Blue violet corn flowers hide in the undergrowth and strong expressive strokes capture the tangled array of grasses in the floral landscape. Yellow dandelions and delicate white morning glory finish the painting and balance the colours. Sunshine days reminds me off summer and warmth and childhood memories. Sunshine days/