The quick heart of the tempest beat - summer storm
An atmospheric, luminous oil painting presented in a gloss black frame, signed by Sarah Gill 2015. Under a white mount and glass.
This art work is created with a palette knife on canvas to give a textured layered effect.
A copse of summer beech trees stand atop a round hill under a rainy summer sky.
The overall dimension including the frame is 15.5 x12.5 inches. The actual artwork within the mount measures 10 x7.5 inches.
Inspired this poem -
James Russell Lowell
Suddenly all the sky is hid
As with the shutting of a lid,
One by one great drops are falling
Doubtful and slow;
Down the pane they are crookedly crawling,
And the wind breathes low;
Slowly the circles widen on the river,
Widen and mingle, one and all;
Here and there the slenderer flowers shiver,
Struck by and icy rain-drop's fall.
Now on the hills I hear the thunder mutter,
The wind is gathering in the west;
The upturned leaves first whiten and flutter,
Then droop to a fitful rest;
Up from the stream with sluggish flap
Struggles the gull and floats away;
Nearer and nearer rolls the thunder-clap,--
We shall not see the sun go down to-day:
Now leaps the wind on the sleepy marsh,
And tramples the grass with terrified feet,
The startled river turns leaden and harsh,
You can hear the quick heart of the tempest beat.
Oil on canvas paper under glass