Woodland Born


A winter abstract with deer

40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of a white winter woodland landscape with a stag and a doe. This painting is semi abstract in style and was built up with lots of thick layers of paint. The first layer was in autumn colours and the second and third layer were more muted whites and pale pastel colours that give the impression of a winter landscape with snow and frost and ice. Two deer stand to the left looking half formed. Their faces are fairly realistic but their bodies and legs are abstract and and are emerging or melting into the landscape itself. There are trees behind the deer and a cold winter sky behind the treeline. On the branches next to the deer are pastel coloured leaves here and there that mimic the colours of leaves with frost on them or even of early spring cherry tree blossom. I confess this is is a painting I have wrestled with and over-painted parts of it a few times. I am finally very happy with it though because it stands somewhere between abstract winter landscape and a traditional winter landscape as do the deer. Deer are quite mysterious with their ability to appear and disappear at will, especially in forests, and I feel I have captured that transitory thing they do quite well. Sometimes I glance at the painting I and wonder if the deer have moved a little each time I do… Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, frame not necessary.


Product Reference No: A-178521

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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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