Through the Veil – a landscape with crows


Through the Veil is 36×48 inches landscape painting with fields, lakes and hills beyond with flying ravens seen through a golden veil. This painting was originally inspired by the view from a hill over a reservoir near Forest Row. The rookery in the foreground was also in this area. However I recently reworked it and added a golden transparent glaze over much if it in order to make the greens richer and enhance the magical quality it has for me. I am a fan of corvids (rooks, crows, magpies, ravens) in general and the legends surrounding them. I often feel observed by crows when I am out walking and can almost believe the ravens flying over the rookery and through the golden veil may be Huginn and Muninn, the ravens of Odin. It is an unusual painting and the colours and golden glaze make it more so. The veil adds the idea that the birds can cross from one realm to another just like any good fairy story. It is painted on deep edge canvas, ready to hang, no frame needed.

Artist: Gill Bustamante

Product Reference No: A-138872

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 122 x 4 x 92 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 The instructions are often out of date or the writer was drunk so I often get lost but this is all part of the fun.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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