Blue Skies (c) 2009 Alison Jardine. 30″ x 42″, oil on canvas
I am so happy to have completed this sunny, uplifting abstract work! It is a view of the sky through the branches of trees in the sunshine. The composition was inspired by the Japan-inspired textiles of the Art Nouveau period, and the rich blues, yellows, whites and golds reference this also. The flat ink-like branches add to this atmosphere, and add rhythm and movement to the softer patterns of the leaves, which are given depth through many colors of yellow, and also gold pigment.
This is a very decorative, beautiful work, full of movement and yet contemplative, and it has inspired me to create similar compositions with different colors, more abstract, and perhaps more Pop Art.
One of the great joys of painting, for me, if that immediate reaction to an element that inspires you as an artist; the pull can be so strong and absorbing. The hard work of settling on a form for the artwork is then followed by a wonderful sense of exploration of the unknown that happens when you embark on your painting, and the ongoing the response to the immediate image as it emerges. Sometimes, my paintings are exactly as planned, sometimes they surprise me!
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