The Purveyor of Magic 2023

by Gill Bustamante BA Fine Art

Oils on canvas

h 91.4  x  w 91.4  x  d 3.8 cm
h 36  x  w 36  x  d 1.5 in


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The Purveyor of Magic is colourful springtime inspired painting of a kingfisher flying over a riverbank of wild flowers. It is 36x36x1.5 inches. The kingfisher is a magical bird and I like the idea of her spreading magic and bringing the landscape and colours to even brighter life as she flies over it. This is why different colour glazes and veils extend from her wings and makes the painting semi-abstract and a little ethereal in nature. The predominant colours are greens but you can see hints of bluebell blues, pink, purple, orange and gold. This painting was inspired after a walk I took near Mayfield (Sussex) in April when the bluebells and other wildflowers were lining the edge of the waterways and fields. This area is ancient farmland and you often come across old mills and mill ponds and streams which add a fairy tale flavour to it but which was not too far from the reality I actually saw. It is painted on deep edge canvas, green edges, ready to hang, no frame needed.