A 30x40 inches original oil painting of an abstract woodland landscape in Spring with bluebells and a dryad. This painting is art nouveau and semi abstract and it shows a dryad (tree spirit) emerging from her tree so that she can attend to bluebells in her woodland garden. The colours range from deep purple through to cool blues, greens, magenta and golden yellow. I have used golden yellow in to give the idea of light glinting off of the trees and flowers in small beams of light. My aim was to catch a bit of the essence of the colours and light through trees that you get in a Spring woodland and to show the colours and exuberance of a bluebell wood but as an impression rather than making a botanical study. The dryad was added in later because I rarely paint people so thought I would make an exception. I spend alot of time walking in woods and forests around Kent and Sussex and I am fascinated by the atmosphere you get in them. Some woodland is welcoming, some can be sinister and I always feel as if I being observed so why not by dryads as well as the birds and foxes and wildlife?... Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed.
ORIGINAL Oil Painting - The Dryads Bluebell Wood was created by artist Gill Bustamante in 2018. This art piece , which is part of the Gill Bustamante Art portfolio, is a Paintings artwork. The style of this artwork is best described as Impressionism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Landscape. The artwork was created in Oil. The size of the original art is 40 (inches) H x 30 (inches) W.
Words which artist Gill Bustamante feels best describe this work of art are: Bluebells, wildflowers, woodland landscapes, spring landscapes, sussex landscapes, dryads, dryad painting, woodland deities, woodland spirits, spring trees, forests, nature, abstract, original paintings, sussex artists, Gill Bustamante paintings, countryside paintings, rural paintings, , paintings of trees, forest clearing, .
I am a professional artist based in Sussex and I paint large original landscape and seascape paintings in oil on canvas.
My painting style is a fusion of Expressionist, Impressionist, Semi-abstract, Art Deco, a little Art Nouveau and whatever mood I am in that day.
I am inspired by the patterns of nature and the energy, colours and spaces of the landscapes and animals around me.
I like to think that paintings have ‘little souls’ woven into them by artist’s and that these are what call to a viewer (or not as the case may be) and give a painting presence and desirability.
All of my paintings have a story added in to them - sometimes humorous, sometimes mystical, sometimes with a message of hope or encouragement.
My aim is to make art that offers a glimpse of spaces and possibilities where people can escape the manic pace of life and imagine themselves somewhere better – even if just for a little while.