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Out of the Ether

by Gill Bustamante BA Fine Art

Oils on canvas

76x76x1.5 cm



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Out of the Ether is a painting of a white egret in flight below a full moon seen through a screen of purple. It is 30x30x1.5 inches. The white egret is a beautiful ethereal bird and is seen here flying over a lake at sunset. Above her is a soft full moon and both she and the moon are reflected in the misty lake beneath her which may have a layer of ice on it. The colours are sunset colours – gold, orange, magenta and purple and a purple glaze has been applied over it. Some was then wiped away to reveal parts of the painting so that you get the impression of it not being quite of this world – hence the title. In the foreground are some spindly twigs and trees which are reminiscent of a winter landscape. The inspiration for this painting was the many winter walks I have taken in Sussex woodland and around areas of ancient millponds where I often see storks and egrets. I find them magical birds and wonder how they manage to stay so white in a muddy English pond. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang, no frame needed.