Early Spring Sunny Daffodils Make Me Smile - Mixed Media Abstract Painting
Original Abstract Colourful Modern Mixed Media Textile-Inspired Artwork: entitled Early Spring Sunny Daffodils Make Me Smilepart of "Woven Contemplation" series
Mixed media original one-of-a-kind artwork
Inspired by my love of nature's colours, textures and patterns
Part of my Woven Contemplation series of original artworks, inspired by the history and tradition of textiles
Media used include liquid acrylic ink, acrylic paint, pencil, paint pen on watercolour paper
Size 65 cm x 95 cm (or about 26 inches x 38 inches)
As this is a purely abstract painting and can displayed horizontally and vertically, I sign this painting on the front once it finds a new home and the client chooses how to display it
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
Sold unframed, needs a frame for display and artwork protection
Shipping - rolled up in a protective cardboard tube
My mixed media original one-of-a-kind artwork is entitled Early Spring Sunny Daffodils Make Me Smile. This artwork is inspired by my love of nature's colours, textures and patterns. I love daffodils - they are nature's sunshine! Particularly in the early spring, when the snow has melted (or in the case of London, never quite settled). In those days, when the celebrations of Christmas and New Years and other winter holidays have passed, you start aching to see spring. To feel a bit of sunshine on your skin. To see the first spring buds and to feel that sense of energy, new beginnings and renewal that the spring season brings upon us. Daffodils are such an optimistic flower - they are the colour that is pure joy but because they are also an early spring flower, they truly are flowers of new beginnings and optimism and hope.
This painting is part of my Woven Contemplation series, inspired by the history and tradition of textiles. I find textiles endlessly comforting, whether they are a jumper knitted by my mother, a scarf that I've knitted, or some Christmas tree ornaments that I've hand stitched and embroidered. Textiles are comforting and historic. From a visual perspective, textiles have so much texture and pattern, and this is part of what I was trying to evoke with these textile-inspired series of artworks.
I strive to create artwork that is beautiful and inspiring... artwork that transports the viewer into another world... art that is calming and serene but also full of life and energy. I adore strong colours that jump out of the painting and grab attention. The bolder the better! I've created this artwork using inks, acrylic paint and water on luxury heavyweight Fabriano watercolour paper. The thickness and texture of this specialty paper allow the inks, paint and water to play together and enable me to create some wonderful patterns and textures. To add some additional detail and interest to this artwork, I've also used some white pencil and paint pen.
I am driven by a need to create. I’m happiest when I’m creating something beautiful – something that inspires, lifts up and brings joy and colour to the world. Something that hopefully others love to look at and gives them joy.