This painting was painted immediately on my return from a walk in a forest. An old wall that had been erected in the past was starting to crumble. An assortment of plants had managed to take root in the little spaces created as it crumbled. This meant that the wall was now covered in an array of autumn colours with some small blooms clinging on to thoughts of summer.
Another example of nature taking something that is ugly and creating a thing of beauty from it as it takes it back into itself. I painted this fast in an effort to capture the wonderful feeling this wall had given me. It was really just the start of my experimenting with texture so the paint was applied with knives thickly. It is a very large work some 40” x30” painted in acrylic on a box canvas.
I think I might do this again this time using more texture to give even more of the feeling of the crumbling wall.
I thank all those who take the time to comment on my blogs it means so much to me. I love reading the comments. I found it wonderful that one person who I know is not keen on abstracts found something in one of my abstracts used this week. Thanks also for all the lovely comments made on the blog and in emails about the blog on my daughter. I am sure a mother feels very close to the child she has given birth to. The comment made on this subject really did tug my heart strings. I played only a small part in the birth of my children but I love them in the same way and I make sure they know that this is the case.
Thanks again to all who take the time.
This blog is linked to my other blog where this artwork has been used:-Barriers