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Original Semi Abstract landscape painting
Oil Paint on Board
Size: H 76 cm x W 101 cm x D 0.30 cm
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White Nights is an original semi abstract landscape painting by Janet Keith.
The blues, lavenders and pale pinks might evoke a view across water at dusk or twilight.The title refers to the long summer days in the Northern hemisphere when the hours of darkness are few. In this painting I was more concerned with the evocation of a mood or atmosphere than with describing any particular place. It is a calm, quiet painting, full of gentle light and a sense of spaciousness.
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