Gill Bustamante's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
Golden Forest Hidden Unicorn - LARGE ORIGINAL Oil Painting by Gill Bus
A large 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches semi abstract landscape painting of a magical golden tinged forest. This painting is art nouveau and abstract in style and shows a view though trees to the light behind them. The trees are golden, green, lilac and wine coloured. Hidden between two of them is a small white horse who looks back over her shoulder at us, wondering if we will follow. I walk alot in forests and they fascinate me as they scare me but intrigue me at the same time. There is a different atmosphere in any forest or woodland you enter and I often feel I am being watched in them. Probably because I am. Usually by deer or birds but sometimes perhaps by something more magical. The painting was made with thick and blended paint and was glazed with golden yellow once dry to give the effect of sunlight. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed.
Abstract Summer - a summer wildflower impression
30 x 30 x 1.5 inches semi abstract landscape oil painting of a wildflower meadow. The colours are unrestrained and the painting hints at sinuous flowers and grasses with trees and a woodland behind them. This painting is my memory impression of the corner of a meadow in the sunshine. I never fail to be impressed by the colours and scents and feel of wildflowers and spend many happy hours wandering through fields like this. I tried to capture that blurred look you get when you take your glasses off and look at such a scene. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
Summer Roaring - a summer abstract landscape
A large 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches semi abstract landscape painting of an English flower meadow. This painting shows a view across red poppies, buttercups and wildflowers. A path goes though them towards a gap in the trees behind them. It is an expression of the allure that countryside walking has where you always wonder what is in the next field or beyond the woodland. The flowers and trees are abstract in style but give the idea of summer flowers and grasses in all their enthusiasm to grow and seed as fast as they can. I tried to sum up meadow walking in this painting and in abstract style as it sits in my memory like that rather than botanically accurate details. It is another in a long series of my 'memory impressionism' paintings. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed.
June Melody - A Sussex Meadow in June
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original semi abstract oil painting of a Meadow in June in England. This painting spans over a hazy English meadow. There are wildflowers and distant trees and the hint of a stream running through the field. The flowers, birds and insects are singing to the season - hence the name. I painted it after a walk through a meadow like this near Lamberhurst in Kent. I used thick paint, wet into wet technique and with many different brushes to get the impression of wildflowers and foliage but without getting too botanical. It is a memory impression of that place and that day and I am very pleased with the mood it conveys with nature in all its enthusiasm. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
Through the Daisies to the Sea - An English summer landscape
A 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches large original landscape oil painting of a daisy meadow in summer. This painting was made after a walk near the South Downs in June 2018. The daisies were out in all their glory and the meadows were full of daisies and wildflowers and summer trees. A path leads from the daises to the fields and low hills beyond and finally the sea in the background. It is not a traditional portrayal of Cuckmere Haven, but is a composite made from memory that sums up that wonderful area for me. This large landscape painting captures the spirit of summer in a semi abstract rather than a traditional landscape way. The daisies are painted in thick impasto paint and there is an art nouveau feel to it. Deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed.
May Meadow - A Sussex Landscape
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original semi abstract oil painting of a Meadow in May in England. The painting shows a view through a meadow full of white lacy cow parsley. Between the trees at the back you can see a yellow line of rape seed and to the right of the trees a goldfinch swoops over the field. The colours are predominately soft blues, turquoise, and greens with pink foxgloves and yellow rapeseed adding a flare of extra colour along the tree line. I painted this after a walk through fields around an ancient village called Rotherfield in Sussex in May 2018. The cow parsley was swaying gently in a breeze and insects and birds were industriously breeding and zipping around everywhere. The scents, sounds and sight of Spring were very evident. This painting immortalizes that lovely day for me and the view through the trees to the next field sums up the excitement I always feel when walking and wondering what may be in the next field or around the next bend... Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
Tiger Odyssey - an abstract landscape with tigers
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of two tigers in an abstract landscape. The colours are rainbow and vibrant and the scene hints at a jungle with the tigers positioned in the branch of a tree. One tiger stares off to the right while the other has just emerged from somewhere and is wondering who we are. This is a painting that evolved organically just as a real forest does. The tigers are another in a series where I am optimistically creating worlds where they can continue to survive. The paint is used thinly and thickly and is interesting to look from close up as well as from a distance. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
Elemental - a sunset seascape with horses
A 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches large original oil painting of horses on a beach at sunset. It is called 'elemental' as the four horses are each running in a different direction and have power as the elements do. There is a suggestion of sunset or sunrise and waves rolling in on the sand with warm pink, orange and yellow clouds in the background. In the distance and from the horses themselves, there is another suggestion of electricity or lighting. The style is partly traditional and partly contemporary with carefully painted horses and then thick decorative layers of paint made in contrast to this. The intention of this painting is to make a representation of an explosive energy being unleashed rather than just being a pretty picture of horses on a beach. Not sure how well I succeeded but I had fun trying.
In Another Place - a Tiger kingdom
A large 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches semi abstract painting of a tiger in a beautiful landscape. The tiger is climbing the branches around her and looks over the lake, trees and jungle in the background. She searches or is maybe just making sure all is as it should be. The painting is slightly art nouveau and is painted in very vibrant, slightly blurred colours which makes it a little mystical. This is another in a series of big cat paintings where I am trying to provide a safe space for the animals to be. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed.
Red Magic - A Red painting with red deer at dawn
A large 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches semi abstract red original oil painting of three magical red deer in a red dawn. The three stags stand and stare at us through a haze of red light. Behind the middle stag is a rising morning sun and there is a suggestion of trees and a lake behind them. Two portals lead out of the landscape and elsewhere. The dawn sky is pink. In the foreground are strange red shapes that could be poppies or may be something else materializing. The painting was inspired by the fact that I wanted to make some red art with some power to it. Deer have a mystical and enchanting presence naturally so made a good subject. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed.