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Painting: Acrylic, Paper, Ink, Pen, Varnish on Canvas.
Autumnal birch leaves are the focus of this intricate collage, built up over textured tree trunks in acrylics. The leaves are set to a background of prussian and cerulean blues, with a pale horizon adding depth. The collage is overlaid with subtle washes of burnt sienna inks. The colors are warm and vibrant without being garish.
Lily has developed a unique way of working, using her own paintings as collage material on a canvas. Here the leaves are meticulously painted, reproduced, and cut, ready to use on a canvas. The background is painted with acrylics. The use of collage allows the freedom to play with the composition in a way which would otherwise be impossible, allowing quick changes until a design is settled upon. When the leaves are fixed in place, washes of ink have been applied. Finally, a glossy varnish enhances color, adds protection, and offers an opulent shine.
Please be aware that this canvas has a shiny gloss finish which cannot be easily portrayed via photography, and some surface texture/relief as a result of the layered collage material.
Nature is common to all of Lily's work, however she would never claim to offer gritty realism. Lily describes it more like focusing on an aspect of its beauty and running with it, seeing where it can be taken. Simplicity is key, which to Lily means creating something which people can hopefully take some pleasure and enjoyment from.
The canvas is stretched around a deep edged wooden frame with painted sides, making framing unnecessary. Ready to hang.
Please note, packaging for shipping is described as 'cardboard box'. We would like to add that this will include very thick polystyrene either side of the canvas, which offers excellent yet lightweight protection.
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