Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Quoi d'autre

Size: 6" x 6"
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Wood Panel
Style: Abstract
Artist: Thaneeya McArdle

I am spending 3 months this summer on a beautiful hilltop in southern France, surrounded by lush views and plenty of nature. My abstract paintings have been heavily influenced by my panoramic surroundings as well as my up-close observations of plants and insect life. I have termed my new series of nature-based abstracts my Anicca series. Anicca is a Sanskrit term meaning impermanence. Like the Impressionists, I am deeply influenced by the changes in the scenery around me caused by the changing position of the sun and atmospheric changes such as wind, rain, and fog. These paintings depict the ever-changing quality of nature; its unpredictability, raw form, and constant flow. This painting depicts a whimsically abstract landscape writhing with color and energy. This piece expresses the concepts of growth, life, and change. From my vantage point on top of this hill at the foothills of a mountain range, I can see many peaks and valleys unfolding all around, filled with trees, rivers, farmland, and villages. I gave this painting a high horizon line to depict the sun rising or setting over a neighboring hill. The various shapes, colors and designs signify all the things populating my line of sight.

This painting is SOLD.

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