The Promise (Large)

£1,500.00

The Promise is a 40x40x1.5 inches large woodland bluebell abstract oil painting on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang. The style is expressionist and abstract and was made using both blending techniques and thick impasto paint to give the impression of the colours and shapes of a forest clearing with bluebells and light through the trees behind them. The colours are muted blues, lilacs, greens and pinks and represent a memory impression of mine of bluebell woods in Sussex in Springtime. As with many of my woodland path and clearing paintings, there is a hint of the possibility of revelation and magic. That is because woodland walks always give me the feeling that magic exists and that I may find exactly what I want just around the next bend. Oil paint has the lovely quality of reflecting different textures and hues as the sun moves around the room. This one is no different and seems to act like a real woodland glade in April as the light changes and even though it is not ‘realistic’ as such, it nevertheless gives a definite feeling of the beautiful fleeting moment in Spring when bluebells flood the woodlands of England.

Product Reference No: A-209249

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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 The instructions are often out of date or the writer was drunk so I often get lost but this is all part of the fun.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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