"Spring Stroll with Joan" was painted on the first sunny days in April and strong influenced of a recent visit of the exhibition "Joan Mitchell Retrospektive. Her Life and her Paintings." I was deeply impressed of the use of colour, the textures and the unbelievable expression of Joans works.
With this in my mind and spring in the air I painted "Spring Stroll with Joan". Into existence came a large statement artwork, a vibrant promise of spring!
The sides are painted. Professional hooks are already mounted, so you just need two nails to hang the painting. Sealed with a silk glossy varnish.
Signed on the front and signed and dated on the back.
One of the photographs is showing the artwork in progress, just as I painted the first colour-sketch on the canvas. Several layers of colour were added, plain or thick and thin stroke-lines. Just have a look at the close ups for a better impression!
200 x 160 x 2 cm.
The Shipping costs are calculated for shipping the painting ready to hang stretched on a wooden frame. You can save shipping costs, when I send the painting rolled - in this case you can bring it to a professional framer to restretch it. If you want rolled shipping, please contact me for your individual shipping costs.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me!
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I find my inspirations in colours and materials - for example in a beautiful deep turquoise mountain lake or in the washed-out grey of concrete in a city. Based on such impressions and inspirations I commence my work and my artwork often comes to life in little series. Each painting is unique and the creation and development of each painting is a time consuming and slow process, usually lasting many weeks and in some cases up to a few months.
My paintings are acrylic mix paintings, for example, acrylic paint with charcoal, oil pastels, pencils, spray paint and many other artistic materials. I often combine these materials with natural materials and objects from nature (e.g., leaf seeds) as well as with ash, sand or building materials such as grout or plaster.
My pieces of art are created informally. Each step builds on the previous step, leaving room for chance but also for corrections and erasures, until the final finished artwork has evolved as a composition of colour, shape, texture and surface.
Due to the complexity of my paintings and the interplay of (collage) materials, my works are not simply one-dimensional, rather they entice the viewer not just to explore them with their eyes but also to touch them.
My works of art are informal; they are my personal expressions of my experiences and impressions and each piece of art is truly unique and only one of its kind.