The Wild Rose Patch, oil and acrylic on canvas, 200 x 120 x 2 cm on two canvas panels each measuring 100 x 120 x 2 cm (Diptych)
A patch of wildflowers, hidden in the woods. Butterflies hover around the deep pink haze of colour, flitting back and forth. The colour is rich and warm, a suggestion of evening light. An impressionist view of a wild patch of flowers. An expressionist frenzy of twisted undergrowth. Painted in a semi abstract style aimed at suggesting rather than replicating the scene, the initial layers of paint are loose, focusing on colour and line. A chaotic undergrowth has been created in an abstract expressionist style reminiscent of Jackson Pollocks thrown and dripped paintings . Palette knifed impasto floral detail bring a focus and clarity to the painting and beautiful, delicate butterflies hover over the tall flowers. Gold flashes of paint catch and reflect light adding depth and intrigue to the artwork in the style of Gustav Klimt. The Wild Rose Patch is ready to hang.