Weaving Summer is a 40x40x1,5 inches, large, semi abstract oil on canvas of a summer meadow with swallows. The painting is abstract, contemporary, art nouveau in style and was inspired by sitting in a meadow in Forest Row watching swallows swooping over the wildflowers of this Sussex field. I imagined the swallows were weaving some kind of summer enchantment as they maneuvered around each other and that is why I named it Weaving Summer. Nature performs and the swallows are her little magicians. The painting was created in layers - the first being blurred and blended to give an out of focus look. The next layers are more detailed and hint at wildflowers, buttercups, daisies, clover and long grasses together with the birds who are leaving trails of gold behind them as part of their spell. Summer in England does not last as long as we would like but it is stunningly beautiful and I never tire of walking in fields and painting my impressions of what I see. The painting is ready to hang and has white wide edges so no frame is not needed. See VIDEO:
Weaving Summer - large, semi abstract oil on canvas of a summer meadow with swallows was created by artist Gill Bustamante in 2019. 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 Abstract, Expressionism, Modernism, Surrealism. The genre portrayed in this piece of art is Animals, Floral, Landscape, Nature. The artwork was created in Canvas. The size of the original art is 48 (inches) H x 48 (inches) W.
Words which artist Gill Bustamante feels best describe this work of art are: swallows, birds, summer medow, wildflowers, walking, spring woods, April, May, England, white deer, woodland glade, bluebells, woodland flowers , green trees, springtime. the clearing, path through the forest, elusive, nature, bluebell season, the seasons, English woodland, very large semi abstract, contemporary, art nouveau, wildflowers, Sussex field, sussex landscape, Gill Bustamante paintings.
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.