Seasonal Dreams > summer meadow by Gill Bustamante
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Summer Meadow is an original oil painting on canvas 30 x 24 x 0.5 inches of an August summer meadow with a swallow and wildflowers. It is painted in thick luxurious and very vibrant colours in an art nouveau semi abstract style. The swallow hovers above the field over the wildflowers at the edge of a golden field of corn. Across the field you can see a gap in the trees that leads to another field. There are bright coloured willowy flowers in the foreground and the whole composition seems to sway and move in harmony with the swallow. This painting is part of a series of paintings inspired by me walking through Sussex in the summertime. I see swallows and I see beautiful fields, meadows, valleys, hills, farms, flowers, crops and trees and then make an impression from my memory of what I saw. I do this as the emotion I felt when looking at them is captured better for me than a photo or traditionally painted landscape would. It is on standard half inch wide canvas, white edges, ready to hang , framing recommended but not essential.
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 ...