Woodland Souls


large winter landscape painting with deer

Woodland Souls Winter Landscape with deer is a 40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting on canvas in art nouveau, impressionist, semi abstract style. The colours are predominantly white, fawn, cream and pastel pinks, blues, lilacs and yellow. The edges are white and deep edge meaning no frame is needed. The painting shows two red deer, a stag and a doe appearing out of a winter forest with the suggestion of snow and winter trees behind them. They behave in that typical way that deer do when you come across them by chance, by standing and looking at you curiously but tensed and ready to flee. Sometimes all you have to do is blink and they will turn tail, flash their white behind’s at you, and vanish into the trees that they they know so much better than you do.  This is a recurring theme for me to paint for the excellent reason that I see deer almost every time I go walking in Sussex or Kent and it always thrills me to see how such a large animal can appear and disappear so easily. What I try to do when painting such a scene is to paint the background by memory alone, as that tends to be a good impression, but without too many details. Then I like to put in the deer who I start by painting in a traditional way, drawing on 20 years portrait painting experience, and then partly abstracting them.


Product Reference No: A-184151

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Dimensions 101 x 4 x 101 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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