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Spellbound River

Title: Spellbound River
Description: Spellbound River is a large oil painting on canvas, 36x60, inches of two ducks flying over a summer riverbank with flowers and meadows and hills beyond. It is a semi-abstract and contemporary landscape and very colourful which has a late summer in the afternoon feel to it. I wanted it magical and I think that it is, hence the title. It was painted from memory having been inspired by the river Cuck near Alfriston in Sussex. To the left of the painting is a dark curtain of trees and to the right you can see a male and female duck flying over some wild flowers across the river towards where it bends with some South Downs hills visible in the distance. It was a very hot day in August and I have tried to show the bright sunlight contrasting with the shadows and reflections on the river as well as the heat and haze and exuberance of the nature in summer. Living with English weather means that glorious sunny days do not happen as often as we would like so I always try to capture the best ones by painting them so that I can look at them during the long grey days of autumn and winter. It is painted on deep edge canvas, whit edges, ready to hang, no frame needed
Size: 60x36inches
Format: Original artwork
Presentation: Framing not necessary
Medium: Oil
Genre: Contemporary, Landscape, Semi-Abstract
Colour: Multi, purple, red, yellow
Keywords: Spellbound, River, large oil painting, ducks, summer, riverbank, flowers, meadows, hills, semi-abstract, contemporary landscape, colourful, late summer, afternoon, magical, river Cuck, Alfriston , Sussex, trees, wild flowers, river, South Downs, August, bright sunlight, reflections, haze, English, sunny days, magic, ethereal, Gill Bustamante paintings, Sussex landscapes
Delivery Details: 3 days
Price: £2,100.00
Status: For Sale

Artist Information

Name: Gill Bustamante
Phone: 01342826676
Acceptable Payment Methods: Paypal or arrange to visit me and pay cheque or cash
Gill Bustamante

Artist Biography:

I am a Sussex based artist who paints large original landscape paintings and seascape paintings in oil on canvas.

My art is painted mostly from memory after having visited somewhere beautiful and are an attempt to capture some of the essence of that place.

I gained a fine art degree from Brighton in 1983 and began my painting career as a portraitist and muralist. However, sometime in the late 90�s, after painting my 200th labrador, I realised I was crushingly bored and needed to develop my own painting style and began to paint landscapes and seascapes for my own amusement.

I am inspired by the patterns and movements of nature and animals and eventually developed a painting style that combines traditional painting techniques with more abstract and contemporary techniques.

My artworks evolve from simple ideas, usually after I have taken a walk somewhere. They are expressionistic, impressionist, art deco, art nouveau and something possibly unique to me in the feeling they evoke.

I like to think that paintings have �little souls� woven into them by artist�s and that these are what call to a viewer (or not as the case may be) and give a painting presence and desirability.


My goal is to one day paint a place so beautiful I will disappear into it and never be seen again and to create worlds where others can do the same � even if only for a little while.

Artist News/Exhibitions:

I exhibit mostly in online galleries but visitors are always welcome to view artwork at my home studio in East Sussex - contact me to arrange.

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