Glowing, illuminating, this nature triptych semi-abstact titled "Oak Glory" is the depiction of spring to summer to autumn executed with translucent, transparent, opaque and iridescent acrylics so the colours shift and move as you walk around them. The paintings are set in rich dark brown wood floater frames that are the perfect colour to set off these slow-burning gems that literally pop off the wall. As shown, there are three panels to this triptych (series of 3) paintings and they measure 12" x 12" and span 36" across or more (depending on how you want to space them). It took well over 80 hours to complete them.
These paintings symbolize the transition of energy that drives all of nature's growth but that energy is not lost when the leaves turn gold and fall, even though to our eye, they appear dead. It continues but in another form and I try to visually show that energy in light, shimmer and contrast. I use the leaves themselves to "print" from. No leaves were harmed in the process as I pick leaves to use that have already fallen off the tree.
These paintings are beautiful and unique. I couldn't reproduce them again if I tried. The textures, iridescence, patterns, colour and depth of luminosity is unique to this piece, this triptych. The edges are treated just like the face of the painting, the leaf printing, colours and textures continue. This series is truly beautiful. Any nature lover, healing and/or wellness centre, yoga studio, home or office that wants to bring indoors the energy of nature, well, this is the series for you.
Susan, buyer of my maple leaf series (three maple leaves done in a similar manner as the oak leaf paintings offered here) says;
Gwen, Love. Love. Love the paintings! And you were correct, the photos didn't do them justice. Thank you so much for everything... I'll be watching your site for the next series...Thanks so much.
I have sold hundreds of paintings in my career as a working artist and my work has been accepted in juried art exhibits both here and in the United States.
professional artist's quality acrylic paints and medium, varnish, canvas board