Still Life Acrylic on Canvas
Perched upon a glass a sycamore leaf sits perfectly poised, it’s stalk stretching forwards while the petiole in autumn colours appear swept back by invisible winds. Below a wave, constructed of paper rolls across a green surface. The dark background dramatically framing the subject which has been captured in exquisite detail. The overall effect is one of stillness and movement, a poised moment that seems to embody a dramatic tension .
This painting one of a pair that was highly commended by the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in their 2006 open exhibition and remains one of the paintings I am most proud of.
Working predominantly from life this work was a challenge that in this case paid off, and for once achieved the perfect balance between subject and setup, realism and abstraction, still life and movement.
To me this image represents the balancing act that we all have to perform, juggling our daily lives with the storms that rage and blow around us. It speaks of the fragility and beauty of our lives and the precarious nature of our existence.
I hope yo enjoy this work. I’m certainly very proud of it and hope that is will give many years of pleasure to wherever it finds a home.