Part 1 - Still Life Oil Collection
Soft and Wild
SOFT & WILD OIL COLLECTION
Coming to Life
In the stillness of ordinary life sit flowers and plants.
Gently unfolding, quietly unravelling, waiting for us to capture the beauty that emerges before us at every stage of its being.
Because when we do such beauty expands, sharing its life with all that it touches - the vase, the water, the table and the walls - until its soft and wild nature surrounds you.
SOFT & WILD DISPLAYS OF MOVEMENT & LIGHT
This collection emerged from a gentle fascination with a tulip unfolding on our kitchen table. Now beyond its early days, the petals of each tulip were wide open, creating a spectacular display of line, colour and movement - especially once you added the light from the windows which surrounded it. Taken in by such beauty, it soon occurred to me that all the plants in our inside garden had something equally inspiring to share.
Given the ever changing nature of my subjects, rapid transferal onto canvas was the only option. As such, each work in this collection has been painted alla prima - wet on wet - gently exploring both the soft and delicate nature of the plant, contrasted with what I can only explain as its wild lines and energy.
Below: First Collection Piece - Unfolding
And the way petals are just ready to melt into the sunlight, until the green of its leaves and stem draw you right back in.
SOFT AND WILD
Daisy: Dappled Delight
Hydrangea: Pure Warmth
A Release of Pink - 12"x 16"
With each and every artwork I discovered something hidden inside these little life forms - like friends waiting to share their favourite new story with you. Every curve and twist, every delicate change in their colour or shape.
How could I capture it all?
SOFT AND WILD