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Koi On Crimson - Lilly Greenwood

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152 x 91 cms Original - Lilly Greenwood

The sweeping rush of Koi embodies energy, vitality, and strength in numbers. In Japan, Koi fish are traditionally symbolic of prosperity and good fortune. The Koi are set to a background of crimson and burnt umber - Lily aims for her colour palettes to be vibrant without being garish. Lily has developed a unique way of working, using her own paintings as collage material on a canvas. The Koi fish are meticulously painted, reproduced, and cut, ready to use on a canvas. This particular canvas also features real leaves as collage material. The background is painted with acrylics. The use of collage allows the freedom to play with the composition in a way which would otherwise be impossible, allowing quick changes until a design is settled upon. When the Koi collage is fixed in place, washes of ink have been applied. Finally, a glossy varnish enhances colour, adds protection, and offers an opulent shine. Please be aware that this canvas has a gloss finish, and some surface texture/relief as a result of the layered collage material and varnish. Nature is common to all of Lily's work, however she would never claim to offer gritty realism. Lily describes it more like focusing on an aspect of its beauty and running with it, seeing where it can be taken. Simplicity is key, which to Lily means creating something which people can hopefully take some pleasure and enjoyment from. The canvas is stretched on a deep edge frame with painted sides, no framing necessary. Ready to hang.

Swallows gathering on the wires, evoking feelings of chatter and activity before a great journey. The feeling of 'what is about to come' is heightened by the stormy skies approaching - or perhaps the storm has already been weathered.

Lily has developed a unique way of working, using her own paintings as collage material on a canvas. Here the birds are meticulously painted, reproduced, and cut, ready to use on a canvas. The background is painted with acrylics. The use of collage allows the freedom to play with the composition in a way which would otherwise be impossible, allowing quick changes until a design is settled upon. When the birds are fixed in place, washes of ink have been applied. Finally, a glossy varnish enhances color, adds protection, and offers an opulent shine.

Please be aware that this canvas has a glossy finish which cannot be easily portrayed via photography, and some surface texture/relief as a result of the layered collage material.

Nature is common to all of Lily's work, however she would never claim to offer gritty realism. Lily describes it more like focusing on an aspect of its beauty and running with it, seeing where it can be taken. Simplicity is key, which to Lily means creating something which people can hopefully take some pleasure and enjoyment from.

The canvas is stretched around a deep edged wooden frame with painted sides, making framing unnecessary. Ready to hang.