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Sunshine Days are Coming - nat. live in art
Sunshine Days are Coming - nat. live in art
Sunshine Days are Coming - nat. live in art
Sunshine Days are Coming - nat. live in art
Sunshine Days are Coming - nat. live in art
Sunshine Days are Coming - nat. live in art
Sunshine Days are Coming - nat. live in art
Sunshine Days are Coming - nat. live in art
Sunshine Days are Coming - nat. live in art
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Sunshine Days are Coming

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Title of artwork: ‘Sunshine Days are Coming’

Year of creation: 2021 

Size: 44cm x 54cm 

Technical data: acrylic on Italian canvas 

Email questions: yello@natliveinart.com

Currently Exhibited: M.A.D.S Milano 21.05.21 - 31.05.21 www.madsgallery.art

Artist's words:

The exhibition at M.A.D.S Milano is called Phìlo-Poèm which translates as ‘Lover of creation’.

I love the process of creating art, it gives me headspace, it heals, it challenges, it soothes, it is the ultimate in self-expression.

As much as I love the finished artworks, I know that they are meant for someone else. If my selfish act is the creation, then it is the parting that is the unselfish act. I know this because my art makes me feel good because I don’t stop painting it does. If an artwork doesn’t make me feel the way I want the viewer to feel, then it is not finished.

My piece ‘Sunshine Days are Coming’ has swaths of yellow (optimism) and white (purity) over sky and deep blue (calming).

It’s accompanied by a poem that describes the childhood memories I was recalling whilst painting.

I knew I wanted to create a painting filled with optimism (yellow), but to get to that point of pure optimism, which, let’s face it, is hard to arrive at after the year we’ve had, I had to think with the purity (white) of a child, hence the memories.

Optimism through even the darkest days that ‘Sunshine Days are Coming’

 

With purity of soul she perseveres
eager to be optimistic
almost childlike.
She searches her mind
for simpler days past.

A girl giggles in a gallant garden
unexpected blue skies
quintessential white fluffy clouds
Summer is here:
‘Get out of the house!’

Sandy blonde, home-cut fringe
tanned bare legs,
she has a look of foreign, that one!

Shoeless feet on emerald earth
skipping, twisting, twirling
in faded turquoise
happy hand-me-downs
a twig as a wand.

Wood pigeons coo lazily aloft
laurels and deep evergreens
Woosh! A cackle
and hum behind her as
cold water hits her heels.

It can’t be raining, not again!
She turns to seek the source
Ah! The garden hose!

Peering under the arc
of kaleidoscopic spray
she spies the culprit:
Brother! In all his menacing glory
Firey freckled nose scrunched
baring a shark-like toothy grin

Without a word of warning
A water fight has been declared.
Quick! Get the bucket!

The German Shepherd wags
its dark tail in approval
As it swaggers off to avoid the spray

Shouts, squeals and screams
bounce off the white house walls
Shhh! You’ll wake the baby!
Home-made excitement as
the race is on:
Who will control the tap?

Grown now, in a hose-less
bucket filled garden
further east
bare legs dance to hits past

Paint soaked hands apply
purity in white and
huge heaving generous
swaths of optimistic yellow
as she mutters her mantra,
with a childlike innocent:
‘Sunshine Days are Coming’