Fireflies and Wild things is a large abstract expressionist painting measuring 140 x 100 x 3 cm. As the sun sets, the sky becomes pink, the colours are strong in the sky with the knowledge that darkness is coming. In the hedgerow a rustling begins, creatures awaken and ghostly roses reach toward the rising moon. Butterflies flutter in the dying sun rays, catching the final minutes of the beauty around them whilst fireflies dance in the broken light, preparing for their night feast. In the garden, life sings in harmony with light and dark. This is my inspiration for this beautiful painting which is full of joy and wonder. I wanted to capture a feeling of a summers evening with the advancement of night and the cool beckoning of shadows after a hot sticky day. The way life will spring forward in the most common places and how a simple hedgerow can be beautiful. This painting has been created on a bespoke wooden frame with high quality artist canvas. The boxed edges are painted black. Fireflies and Wild things is ready to hang.
Acrylic, enamel and ink on canvas