LARGE ORIGINAL Oil Painting - Forest Dynasties - ravens and deer in a winter forest
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40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of a winter forest with deer and ravens. This painting was made in semi abstract style with very thick paint.It is slightly art nouveau and slightly expressionistic. The colours are muted purples, blues, yellow, gold and white. A flock of black ravens fly above a forest slope with spindly winter trees below them. To the left among the trees a stag and 3 female deer can be seen looking up at them. I painted this because I love deer and I love ravens. Ravens and crows accompany me wherever I walk in the countryside around Sussex. They call out and report my progress to each-other and I often wish I knew what they were saying. I love deer because it is the glimpses I get of them that I really enjoy when walking. I called this painting 'forest dynasties' because these animals and birds in particular are the real rulers of the forest. There is true fairy story mystery among trees and every forest and woodland has a different atmosphere. I find this endlessly fascinating and I hope I managed to capture a little of that in this painting. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, frame not necessary.
I am an artist based in Sussex, England and I paint large landscape paintings and seascape paintings in oil on canvas. My painting style is not always easy to define but has elements of abstract, Impressionist, Expressionist and possibly some Art-Nouveau. Although I have a fine art degree in sculpture (acquired at Brighton in 1983), I am largely self-taught as a painter. For many year’s I painted animal portraits but finally realised I was having to repress my urge to ...