Perfumes are the feelings of flowers, and as the human heart, imagining itself alone and unwatched, feels most deeply in the night-time, so seems it as if the flowers, in musing modesty, await the mantling eventide ere they give themselves up wholly to feeling, and breathe forth their sweetest odours. Flow forth, ye perfumes of my heart, and seek beyond these mountains the dear one of my dreams! ~Heinrich Heine
I created Flow Forth with a painting knife using two different mark making techniques, which resulted in a textured surface. The flowers are done impasto style. This decadent surface of different textures brings the painting to life. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges.
I am inspired by the French Lyrical Abstract style, which can be seen as a balanced elegant style of painting that is loaded with content from the natural world, often marked by sumptuous colour. The intention is to create finished work that is abstracted and more expressional than representational.
120W x 100H x 1.5D cm