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Italian Painting 1
Original Semi Abstract Landscape Painting
Acrylic paint on board
Image Size: H 76cm x W 101cm x D 0.03cm
Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Italian painting 1 is a semi abstract painting by Janet Keith. This is a calm, soft and warm painting maybe suggesting field patterns and landscape. I painted it after a driving holiday in the south of Italy in spring.The soft greys, blues and spring greens are colours which I associate with that trip. The painting is not intended to be a record of any particular place or view but rather an evocation of shapes and colours that caught my attention and stayed in my minds eye.
Janet Keith is a contemporary painter based in the U.K. Her painting is a response to the visual excitement and beauty of her surroundings. Her artistic roots are in outdoor painting, working directly from life. However, that rich experience now informs a more abstract and mostly studio based approach to painting – which has become an exploration of how spontaneous gesture and considered pictorial structure weave together in building an expressive painting.
Janet works in an unplanned, improvisational and intuitive way – with one mark or colour opening possibilities for the next. Sometimes this results in an entirely abstract image. Often the painting echoes the very rural surroundings of her studio and influences from travels near and far. Janet comments,
‘…I am so often surprised to have made a painting which I could never have imagined or planned in advance. I like to think that in painting I am releasing some ‘joie de vivre’ and reflecting back into the world some of the wonder I find there…’.
Janet has Degrees in both the History of Art and Painting. She exhibits regularly in the UK and has paintings in private collections in the UK, USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Australia.
Size: H:76 cm x W:101 cm