Slow coach!

Hello! I hope that you have had a peaceful and joyful Easter time. I wish to share something different. I’ve been working on this large oil painting on and off for about two years (possibly three, if I think about it!). The inspiration came from watching the birds in our garden from the conservatory. A peaceful contrast to my watercolours, oils allow time to mull over the composition and slow down – really, really slow down! It’s called, ‘Window on our Garden’ and I think that it’s finally there! Here is my finished painting…

MaxineDodd-WindowOnOurGarden
Window on our Garden, Oil on canvas

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  1. Maxine your painting is magical! – Sharon

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    1. Thank you so much – really lovely comment 🙂

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  2. That is truly beautiful. It should be a stained glass window in some lovely building. Janxx

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    1. Thanks ever so much! 🙂 I hadn’t thought about stained glass but it’s so obvious now you’ve said it!

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  3. very nice
    very different

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    1. Thank you – I’ve been exploring abstract or semi-abstract work for some time. I like the contrast from the observational and expressive subjects. I seem to need to work both ways – it’s lovely to calm down with an abstract – a bit like doing a complex puzzle. It quietly stokes the coals somehow! 🙂

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  4. I love this! The colors and symmetry are fantastic. I’m very glad you decided to share it. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Jackie – I’m so glad that you like it. It’s a bit different from my usual drawings but a change is as good as a rest as they say! 🙂

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  5. sheilamanwaring

    Maxine it is so lovely, I really look forward to seeing it, really beautiful. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Sheila – I’m nervous about the frame – you never know until it’s done!

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