Spirit of Spring oil on canvas of a blue stag in a spring wood by Gill BustamanteSpirit of Spring oil on canvas of a blue stag in a spring wood by Gill Bustamante
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Product description:Spirit of Spring, 40x40x1.5 inches oil on canvas of a blue stag in a spring wood. The blue stag stands to the right looking back at us. He is forming out of the forest and the hint of bluebell and woodland flowers in and around him. He is transparent in some places and corporeal in other, hence the name spirit of spring. He was born in the forest, eats the product of it and is therefore created to a degree by it. The landscape itself is semi abstract and is mostly of the blues and greens you see in English woodland in April and May. I painted it after walking in woodland in the Sussex area and tried to capture the sheer abundance of new life I saw while walking. I love the colours and scent of bluebells and other wildflowers and the enthusiasm that nature has at that time of year. I did not see the stag but I did hear him bellowing (which was scary). Clearly I was in his forest and he was letting me know. Spring as a season fascinates me as it vibrates with an exuberant energy as every plant, insect, bird and animal goes into action. I tried to capture this feeling in this painting and am pleased with the result. The stag is there because the deer are the kings and queens of the wood. The canvas is deep edge, white edges, ready to hang, no frame needed.
 
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Spirit of Spring oil on canvas of a blue stag in a spring wood by Gill Bustamante

Paintings by Gill Bustamante - Artist

  • Product ID#: 216466
  • Dimensions: 40" width x40" height x1.5" depth
  • Weight: 7
  • Materials: Oil
  • Subject: Animal, Inspirational, Landscape, Nature, Other Subjects, Places
  • Style: Abstract, Contemporary, Decorative, Expressionism, Illustration, Impressionism, Modern, Other Styles, Realism, Rustic
  • Colors: Blue, Clay, Gray, Green, Mixed, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow

Artwork Description: Spirit of Spring, 40x40x1.5 inches oil on canvas of a blue stag in a spring wood. The blue stag stands to the right looking back at us. He is forming out of the forest and the hint of bluebell and woodland flowers in and around him. He is transparent in some ...
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As a child I taught myself to draw and paint by copying animals and horses out of books on an almost daily basis. Then in 1979 I did a foundation course at Chelsea and then a degree course at Brighton where I graduated in 1983 with a fine art degree in sculpture. I then worked in a studio on the seafront for a while making sculptures with an architect for clubs and hotels. ‚Äč On moving to East Grinstead in the late 80's, I began painting for an art agent that specialised in...read more