Icelandic Abstract III (2015)
Acrylic painting by Yvonne Forster


  • Acrylic painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 15.75 × 15.75 × 0.59 in / 15.75 × 15.75 in (actual image size)
  • Signed on the front

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Yvonne Forster

United Kingdom

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Experiencing the 'wilds' of Iceland's natural world in 2014 was an awe inspiring event. The Icelandic landscape is vast, wild, and desolate and at the same time hauntingly beautiful leaving an indelible mark.
I was keen to get images of Iceland's natural phenomenon's, hence the inspiration for 'Waterfalls Iceland' emerged. I felt that manipulating the original photo image would sustain the evocative memories and experiences: The power of nature. The immense roar and rush of water, the sublime experience of being so close to the precipice, the evocative smell of earth and water spray mingling. Being so close was surreal...Abstracting and manipulating the image in this way I endeavoured to create and capture a sense of immersion, the sublime and the surreal in this work.

My recent works; Icelandic Abstracts I, II are micro abstracts, Whereas Icelandic Abstract III is 40x40cm this work and series is a continuation of the above theme, in acrylic paint.
Abstract in definition I endeavour to capture the experience of being so close to the precipice, enveloped in the sensations, sounds, and sights... this contemporary work captures that memorable moment of time and place - experiencing the haunting beauty of the Icelandic natural world.
The acrylic colours used in this work are Turquoise, Ultra Marine Blue and Pthalo Blue along with White; The technique was to energetically scrape on rub in, and scratch off until I felt I achieved an expressive essence of natures power - the sense of powerful immersion experienced at the waterfalls in Iceland.

This work is an authentic, unique one of a kind art work.
The work is carefully packed protected with bubble wrap and boxed securely in recyclable cardboard packaging.

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Materials used - High quality acrylic paints and high quality canvas.

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