Forest Dynasties – ravens and deer in a winter forest


40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of a winter forest with deer and ravens. This painting was made in semi abstract style with very thick paint.It is slightly art nouveau and slightly expressionistic. The colours are muted purples, blues, yellow, gold and white. A flock of black ravens fly above a forest slope with spindly winter trees below them. To the left among the trees a stag and 3 female deer can be seen looking up at them. I painted this because I love deer and I love ravens. Ravens and crows accompany me wherever I walk in the countryside around Sussex. They call out and report my progress to each-other and I often wish I knew what they were saying. I love deer because it is the glimpses I get of them that I really enjoy when walking. I called this painting ‘forest dynasties’ because these animals and birds in particular are the real rulers of the forest. There is true fairy story mystery among trees and every forest and woodland has a different atmosphere. I find this endlessly fascinating and I hope I managed to capture a little of that in this painting. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, frame not necessary.


Product Reference No: A-179123

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Dimensions 102 x 3 x 102 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)

Gill Bustamante

[caption id="attachment_227430" align="alignnone" width="358"] sdr[/caption] I am a professional artist based in Sussex, England and I paint large semi-abstract original landscapes, seascapes, animal and bird inspired paintings in oil on canvas. My painting style is a fusion of abstract, traditional, expressionist, impressionist, and a little art nouveau. Most of my paintings are also available as prints on paper or canvas. Art is a communication form. Many artists don’t know what they are trying to communicate and so try lots of different things before finding out. Probably most of us do. Personally, it took me until I was 54 before I found out what the hell I was trying to communicate and it turned out to be rather simple. I am trying to capture a tiny part of the magic I experience in looking at nature, so that I can keep a bit it of it forever by fixing it as a painting on a canvas. I get inspiration for these images by various means but the best one of all is by walking and looking. I like to print pub walks off of the internet for different areas of South East England and simply go and explore. The instructions are often out of date or the writer was drunk so I often get lost but this is all part of the fun. My ultimate goal with my painting is to one day paint something so captivating that I will not be able to look away. Then I want to disappear into it and find all the things that really ought to be there. It may or may not ever happen but it is a great carrot to my donkey...

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