The Last of the Season's Roses - Mixed Media Abstract Painting
Original Abstract Colourful Modern Mixed Media Textile-Inspired Artwork: entitled The Last of the Season's Roses part 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 The Last of the Season's Roses. This artwork is inspired by my love of nature's colours, textures and patterns. I love plants and am an avid gardener. Since moving to the UK nearly 10 years ago, I have embraced the UK's long history and heritage of gardening - the UK really is a nation of garden lovers! Gardens are so personal, from the choice of which plants to grow, to the choice of the colours and textures in the garden. What plants you want to dominate and what plants you want to use as an accent - just like painting, really! I haven't always loved roses, finding them too traditional and too obvious. But with so many varieties, colours and intoxicating scents, I am now hooked!
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.