Dynamic Journeys > summer-dissolving-by-gill-bustamante
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Summer Dissolving is a 48x36x1.5 inches oil on canvas abstract landscape painting of a Sussex summer wildflower meadow with swallows. This painting was inspired by walking around in summer fields at the end of August near Pulborough in Sussex. The painting spans through dark outer edges of dark greens, blues and purples to give the appearance of zooming into a portal from another place. It shows a view across a field with very colourful abstract flowers and wheat fields through to trees and a glimpse of a lake in the background. To the left are three swallows flying swiftly over the flowers and merging in and out of the landscape casting patterns and wispy shapes that suggest motion and the transience of summer. The aim of the painting was to try and capture the feeling of how seasons slowly dissolve and transform into the next one. It is slightly sad as summer in England is very brief but very beautiful. It is painted on deep edge canvas, edges dark blue, no frame needed, ready to hang. Video: https://youtu.be/cHxnWe0q7gc
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 ...