Bring on the colour!
Lift Me Higher is a bold, bright and beautiful example of how to put all the major colour groups together in one, seamless fusion of uplifting happiness! It’s a mid-sized, colourful abstract painting created with my amazing enamel paints. When the canvas is finished I then stretch it, by hand, around the frame so you never get any odd edges – the entire painting wraps around the frame so that it continues around the sides.
I created the painting in a very unusual and one that’s actually quite complicated to pull apart and explain. So let me summarize in saying that I never actually touched the canvas or directly painted onto it. Instead I used a system of pouring onto a machine that, in turn, deposits paint onto canvas. It’s very clever, very labour intensive but visually spectacular to look at – in the same way that the end result (this painting) is equally impactful on the eyes.
Lifting the spirit
The last thing I ever try to do with my work is promote a singular or fixed way of interpreting it. That should always be uniquely your won. It’s your part of the story to complete on your own terms. But, inevitably, I am drawn to an underlying swell of emotion that seems to be shared unanimously among those who have seen this painting and that’s one of feeling uplifted.
That’s the second time I have use that word and for good reason. I guess if you’re not significantly lightened in mood when you look at this then it’s not for you. And that’s okay – we are all different. When you consider the colours, and the cascading nature of how they are arranged with each other, I feel lifted. It’s as simple as that.
it’s not a cheesy rainbow or dusted with unicorns so let’s not fall into the realms of fantasy here – what this painting is is a magnificent and unashamed leap into the light; a place where you can smell the fresh air on a bright summer day and leave all the stresses of life behind you for as long as you choose. Tell me that’s a not a good enough reason to own it?
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