This was one of my very first pieces that I painted for my own home. I love modern trendy art so it has been hard to part with this one but I’ve decided it is time to let someone else enjoy its beauty and intrigue and put it up for sale.
This large contemporary painting was initially supposed to be strokes of random bright colour, however as it ends up with most of my paintings, I start to see images or outlines unfold that I then tend to work with. This painting was no different with beautiful sweeps of background colour I overlayed large strokes of white paint that turned into the impression of a woman kneeling but reaching upwards. From there I had my concept following the natural pattern of nature and that nuturing side of woman it seemed obvious to then paint a man in grey next to her reaching down, as if the two had experienced something during life that was causing them to collude together with support and love. Hence the title, Reaching Out was born.
Although this painting has all the colours of the rainbow present surrounding the image of the couple, the use of a mixture of more pastel colours within the bolder bright colours helps to balance each other and ultimately give this modern abstract painting a vibrant, yet soft, calming energy.
I will be sad to see this trendy artwork leave my home given its sentimental value in kick starting my career as an Emerging Artist in Australia, but it is time for this 185 x 122cm painting that has been framed in Oak and stained white to be appreciated by a new art collector.