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A human experience personified...that of "opening up" to let more light in. This painting of heavy ornate curtains being pinned back and the latch turned to fling the window open on a bright and sunny day can be taken at either the literal or the metaphorical level. There is a feeling of springtime arriving suggested by the fresh yellow-green exterior and dazzle. The light "coming in" has an ethereal quality that verges on blue-violet as it "meets" the solid edges of the subject. Inherently optimistic and with a spiritual undercurrent, this was one of a series of paintings involving windows that I carried out over a two year period.

This oil on fine linen is framed in a deep wood moulding painted cream as shown.

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Linen canvas with wooden frame

Letting light in (2013)


  • Oil painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 22.05 × 18.11 × 1.18 in (framed) / 15.75 × 11.81 × 0.39 in (unframed) / 15.75 × 11.81 in (actual image size)
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