Friday, 12 March 2010

THEMED OPEN EXHIBITION GREAT YARMOUTH - RENEWAL

Snowdrop walk at Walsingham


Great Yarmouth, a thriving east coast town of Norfolk, recently refurbished its library gallery and Seachange Arts have invited Norfolk and Waveney artists to submit work for an open exhibition under the theme RENEWAL.



I needed a third piece to go with my Cyclamen Glen acrylic and Dandelion Time canvas. Having noted that snowdrop time had come around again, I was lead to the wonderful display at Walsingham, the small North Norfolk village reknowned for its annual pilgrimage. Above is the finished framed acrylic painting showing part of the snowdrop walk measuring 22" x 18". I was pleased with the limited palette and impressionist ground cover and it all seemed to work well together right from the start.



For your interest, I also show images of two stages of the painting.






We were asked to explain how our work represents the exhibition theme of RENEWAL, and here is my response - as ever taking me back to my natural history studies.



  • 'All these plants painted herald the renewal of life year on year from the cyclamen in the woodland glen, the snowdrops fighting up through the cold winter earth, to the dandelion seed with its cleverly structured parachute to be carried away by the wind to grow anew far from its parent plant. '

9 comments:

Anita Davies said...

Stunning!!!

Sandra Rowney said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the set of three hanging together, they should work really well.

Christiane Kingsley said...

What a beautiful scene. You achieved such a great sense of depth in this painting.

Margaret Ann said...

I LOVE this...This piece brought a big smile to my face! (I am going to pretend I am walking on that path with you...we have just finished sketching...Anita is ahead of us on the path just a wee bit out of sight running for a hot cuppa...What a perfect spring day! :)

Sandy Maudlin said...

Wonderful, and just in time to celebrate our snowdrops blooming by the front step.

RHCarpenter said...

How lovely! Two friends walking on a first-of-spring day amid these beautiful little flowers :)

Robert A Vollrath said...

I'm going hiking tomorrow because of this post:)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Just finished having a cuppa in bed with the daily papers!! Lazy me. Then I open up my blog and find all these wonderful remarks about my snowdrop walk painting. Thankyou everyone and by the way Margaret, I'm the one with grey hair!!! Enjoy your hike Robert. You've all managed to turn it into a narrative painting for me when all I thought it was is, as ever with me, a painting about flowers.

DJ said...

What a wonderful painting! It says so much with a stroke of paint, my talented friend.
Thank you for sharing some of the process, also.