High Landrons is an effortless painting – conjuring up images and emotions of a beach house set on a breezy tropical beach somewhere, or maybe a view from the base of a mountain; she is also as easy going and joyous as I have ever painted.
She is packed with rich, deep colours and just the right amount of abstraction to let you hold onto shapes and forms in a very loose and carefree way. For me, the green fissure in the centre pulls the whole composition together.
The name was easy to come by – it’s a song by uber-guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson. The tonal characteristics of his Fender Stratocaster and searing compositional dexterity make me feel like I am in some far off place.
Give it a listen on Grooveshark or Spotify and you’ll see what I mean. I think this is one reason why this painting became a she. I think of this painting as not where I am now but somewhere that I want to be.
Yes it deserves space but here’s the good bit – because of it’s large expanses of colours and uncomplicated abstraction it could hang on a small wall and still look awesome. Why?, because it can be appreciated perfectly well without having to stand three miles away.
The impact and grandeur of this painting is present from wherever you stand. I painted her that way. Imagine how bright and resplendent a wall would look with this piece hanging on it and how a room space would fill with energy, tranquility and light. See, easy isn’t it?