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Winter Sun Messes With My Mind (A Painting)

Winter Sun Messes With My Mind - An Original Abstract Painting by Mark Gisbourne

Winter Sun Messes With My Mind

Winter Sun Messes With My Mind - An Original Abstract Painting by Mark GisbourneIt’s cold.

The light is awful.

Yes. Winter sun messes with my mind … At least for the first few weeks of the autumn (fall) and winter seasons. It’s probably not even the light. The likelyhood is, what’s REALLY messing with my mind is the limited time available to do my work. For the most part, I work outdoors. It’s the most spacious area I have at this present moment in time, and, of course, the light, when available is best outdoors.

The painting, Winter Sun Messes With My Mind, is as fast and as angry an abstract painting I could have produced on this particular day. Overcast and dim. And cold to boot. Winter Sun Messes With My Mind reflects in its strong Vermillion hue that a rage is bubbling overhead and only the brightest of opportunities could lend itself to battling this oppressive menace. There is, however, an underlying joy in what appears to be a joyous man sporting a beard.

This abstract winter sun painting is a artwork upon an abandoned summer artwork; metaphoric perhaps in how colder weather has overpowered with a vengeance.

Thick palette knife work is dominant throughout. The brush was used sparingly but with forced energy. It is a piece that both exhausted yet pleased at the same time. It’s amazing how painful in production some artworks can be. I can tell you that without fear or doubt but whether you feel it or not is entirely down to you.

The support is 6mm thick found MDF, cut to my customary 21.0 x 29.7 cm or 8.27 x 11.69 inches (or A4) and is currently unframed. If you are interested in owning this special piece of work celebrating the transitional period between, mild and cool or light and dark, the artwork is currently available for you to own. Please contact me here for details. Thank you for your interest.

Check out the Seasonal Affective Disorder Association for information on this condition.

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The World Has Gone Completely Bonkers – A New Acrylic Painting

The World Has Gone Completely Bonkers - An Original Acrylic Painting on Cardboard by Mark Gisbourne

The World Has Gone Completely Bonkers

The World Has Gone Completely Bonkers - An Original Acrylic Painting on Cardboard by Mark Gisbourne
The World Has Gone Completely Bonkers, 2017. Acrylic on corrugated card.

The World Has Gone Completely Bonkers, is painting about how, on a daily basis we are bombarded with sensational news stories that would appear to want to send us into uncontrollable frenzies. It has even encroached into my practice with this simple and to the point acrylic artwork on corrugated cardboard.